The Cambridge companion to Australian literature

edited by Elizabeth Webby

This book introduces in a lively and succinct way the major writers, literary movements, styles and genres that, at the beginning of a new century, are seen as constituting the field of 'Australian literature'. The book consciously takes a perspective that sees literary works not as aesthetic objects created in isolation by unique individuals, but as cultural products influenced and constrained by the social, political and economic circumstances of their times, as well as by geographical and environmental factors. It covers indigenous texts, colonial writing and reading, poetry, fiction and theatre throughout two centuries, biography and autobiography, and literary criticism in Australia. Other features of the companion are a chronology listing significant historical and literary events, and suggestions for further reading.

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  • Introduction Elizabeth Webby
  • Chronology
  • 1. Indigenous texts and narratives Penny van Toorn
  • 2. Colonial writers and readers Elizabeth Webby
  • 3. Poetry from the 1890s to 1970 Michael Ackland
  • 4. Fiction from 1900 to 1970 Kerryn Goldsworthy
  • 5. Theatre from 1788 to the 1960s Richard Fotheringham
  • 6. Contemporary poetry: across party lines David McCooey
  • 7. New narrations: contemporary fiction Delys Bird
  • 8. New stages: contemporary theatre May-Brit Akerholt
  • 9. From biography to autobiography Gillian Whitlock
  • 10. Critics, writers, intellectuals: Australian literature and its criticism David Carter
  • Further reading
  • Index.

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書名 The Cambridge companion to Australian literature
著作者等 Webby, Elizabeth
シリーズ名 Cambridge companions to literature
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 xxi, 326 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521658438
NCID BA49493675
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国