Henry Lawson : The People's Poet single work   criticism  
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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Schaffer considers the place of women in Lawson's fiction in relation to the many constructions of an authorial identity that supports various critical perspectives. Schaffer demonstrates that women are a signifier of lack within the discourse on the Australian tradition that uses Lawson as an example. This discourse, Schaffer argues, establishes a bond between the writer and his audience that stabilizes and solidifies the construction of a masculine national identity.

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  • Appears in:
    y Women and the Bush : Forces of Desire in the Australian Cultural Tradition Kay Schaffer , Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1988 Z197919 1988 multi chapter work criticism Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1988 pg. 112-147
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    y The AustLit Anthology of Criticism Leigh Dale , Linda Hale , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2010 Z1679436 2010 anthology criticism The articles collected here have been selected with non-specialist readers in mind and aim to provide insights and valuable understandings into the works of important Australian writers. Upper secondary and lower tertiary students and general readers will find these articles useful for the study of leading Australian writers whether that is happening in years 11 and 12; first, second and third year university courses; or reading groups. St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2010 pg. 28
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