The Oxford companion to Australian literature

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Oxford University Press, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 833 pages
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Unique in its field, exhaustive in scope, theOxford Companion to Australian Literatureoffers a comprehensive account of Australian writing from European settlement in 1788 to the 1990s. It presents the most important achievements in the fields of fiction, poetry, and drama, and also covers non-fictional prose in journals, diaries, biographies, and autobiographies, and the impact of key historical events on Australian literature. Fully revised and updated, the second edition contains 500 new entries, bringing the total to 3050, reflects the greater influence and volume of women's and multicultural writing, and includes major new articles on crime fiction and the immigrant experience. Written in clear and accessible language, this major reference belongs on the shelf of every library and every lover of world literature.

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This is usefully informative. Like anything else of its type, of course, it will have omissions, things that are just wrong, etc. Literature definitions are strange, seems to cover lots of people that ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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University College, Canberra