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Author's abstract: Ned Kelly is currently a dominant figure in the Australian national consciousness, largely due to the commercial and critical success of Peter Carey's novel True History of the Kelly Gang, which repositioned the Kelly narrative firmly at the center of Australian popular culture and created a commercial and cultural environment conducive to the production of further revisions of the narrative. Conclusion Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang has quickly become one of the most important works in Australian literature due to the cultural and historical importance of the narrative it retells, the commercial success of the novel, the critical accolades the author has received, the new prominence it has brought to the Kelly narrative, and the intense debate it has inspired.

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    y Journal of Popular Culture vol. 40 no. 3 June 2007 Z1407107 2007 periodical issue 2007 pg. 488-502
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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. 6
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