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Introduction: "the mythology of life in the outback ... has been powerful and persistent." These essays "interrogate the mythologising by which a society resolves in fantasy contradictions which persist in reality."


* Contents derived from the New York (City), New York (State),
United States of America (USA),
American Association of Australian Literary Studies (AAALS) , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Dialectic of Many and One : City and Outback in Patrick White's Fiction, Carolyn Bliss , 1988 single work criticism

Traces the evolution of ambivalent attitudes towards outback and city from the white exploration and settlement of Australia and, through ...analysis of White's work, assesses their implications for contemporary writers." (Introduction)

(p. 3-13)
Sydney and the Bush : The Poetry of Les Murray, Paul Kane , 1988 single work criticism
Kane argues that Murray has "'... enacted the old rivalry, in his writing and now in his life, between Sydney and the Bush' and that his poetic project has been to create a poetry of the urbane, a coming together of the urban and the rural" (Introduction).
(p. 15-22)
Shifting Expectations : A Short History of the Australian Theater, Robert L. Ross , 1988 single work criticism
Discusses the importance of the London production of The Doll in the "coming-of-age" of Australian drama.
(p. 23-29)
A Nant Named Nancy, Susan Curry , 1988 single work criticism
Reminiscences of an outback education modelled on the English system and promoting English literature and culture.
(p. 31-35)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 26 Sep 2001
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
  • Bush,
  • Urban,
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