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."
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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)
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).