Australian Classics: 50 Great Writers and Their Celebrated Work

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Australia - 404 pages
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What are the classic works of Australian literature? And what can they tell us about ourselves and the land we live in? Providing a selected overview of Australia's greatest literature, Australian Classics is an accessible companion to our literature and a story of writing in Australia from the nineteenth century to the present. Australian Classics celebrates many of the country's beloved novels, poems, short stories, children's books and seminal works of non-fiction. It also contains contributions on their favourite Australian books from many distinguished writers and readers, including Helen Garner, Les Murray and Tim Winton. Australian Classics is an impassioned and inspiring feast of the great writing that makes exalted readers of us all and a testament to the wide-ranging and remarkable literature of this continent
  

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Contents

NATIONALITY
63
SEVEN LITTLE AUSTRALIANS
86
THE GENTLE WATER BIRD
101
THE MAGIC PUDDING
115
10 FOR 66 AND ALL THAT
132
A FORTUNATE LIFE
145
PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK
153
FIVE BELLS
160
VOSS
191
GARTH NIXS FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN BOOKS
197
MY BROTHER JACK
204
WOMAN TO CHILD
211
TIRRA LIRRA BY THE RIVER
217
POWER WITHOUT GLORY
224
NO MORE BOOMERANG
234
STORM
235

CAPRICORNIA
167
THE MAN WHO LOVED CHILDREN
174
THE PEAPICKERS
181
A LETTER FROM ROME
189
THE LUCKY COUNTRY
251
MILK AND HONEY
252
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