Mitchell on Matrimony single work   short story  
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1897 1897
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Mitchell and Joe are on their way home to Sydney after the shearing season. They camp for the night and Mitchell gives his views on marriage.

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Works about this Work

History Versus Literature Patrick Morgan , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , March no. 32 1992; (p. 75-82)
Henry Lawson as Craftsman A. A. Phillips , 1948 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Tradition : Studies in a Colonial Culture 1958; (p. 1-17) The Australian Tradition : Studies in a Colonial Culture 1966; (p. 1-16) On Native Grounds : Australian Writing from Meanjin Quarterly 1967; (p. 63-72) Henry Lawson Criticism 1894-1971 1972; (p. 281-294) Meanjin , Winter vol. 7 no. 2 1948; (p. 80-90) Twentieth Century Australian Literary Criticism 1967; (p. 181-193)
Phillips rejects the view that Lawson's prose lacks technical virtuosity. Phillips argues that Lawson's aim was not to tell a story, but to evoke the quality of Australian living. Lawson's spare narratives, effective understatement and ironic twists within a symmetrical structure produce stories of substantial artistic value.
History Versus Literature Patrick Morgan , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , March no. 32 1992; (p. 75-82)
Henry Lawson as Craftsman A. A. Phillips , 1948 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Tradition : Studies in a Colonial Culture 1958; (p. 1-17) The Australian Tradition : Studies in a Colonial Culture 1966; (p. 1-16) On Native Grounds : Australian Writing from Meanjin Quarterly 1967; (p. 63-72) Henry Lawson Criticism 1894-1971 1972; (p. 281-294) Meanjin , Winter vol. 7 no. 2 1948; (p. 80-90) Twentieth Century Australian Literary Criticism 1967; (p. 181-193)
Phillips rejects the view that Lawson's prose lacks technical virtuosity. Phillips argues that Lawson's aim was not to tell a story, but to evoke the quality of Australian living. Lawson's spare narratives, effective understatement and ironic twists within a symmetrical structure produce stories of substantial artistic value.
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