y Australian Literature single work   criticism  
Issue Details: First known date: 1928 1928
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This article, considered the first study of Australian literature by an overseas critic, was first published in the Bookman and then published, with a foreword by Nettie Palmer, in the University of Washington Chapbooks series. The article and the foreword were reprinted in Antipodes in 1988.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: C. Hartley Grattan's View of Australian Literature in 1928
  • Appears in:
    y The Bookman vol. 67 no. 6 August 1928 Z593797 1928 periodical issue 1928 pg. 625-631
  • Appears in:
    y Antipodes vol. 2 no. 1 Spring 1988 Z593485 1988 periodical issue 1988 pg. 20-24
    Note: With title: C. Hartley Grattan's View of Australian Literature in 1928. Includes foreword by Nettie Palmer.

Works about this Work

Recovering American Connections Laurie Hergenhan , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 121 1990; (p. 70-76)
Australian Literature L. M. Quinlan , 1931 single work criticism
— Appears in: Northern Affairs , May vol. 1 no. 1 1931; (p. 16-17)
Quinlan discusses how Australian literature has been received by American critics, focusing in particular on an essay by C. Hartley Grattan.
Only the Morning 1931 single work criticism
— Appears in: Desiderata , 1 May no. 8 1931; (p. 15-17)
'With the growth of the Australian novel there is coming slowly a recognition by the Australian reading public, a public which has usually been either scoffing or indifferent. Many of our writers have had their works accepted by English publishers whose advisory readers possess little or no idea of life in our country. This fact has accounted in a measure for the publication of much mediocre work. Any Australian who has been abroad can tell amusing stories of the ignorance in England of things pertaining to Australia, far surpassing the Australian lack of knowledge of British or European affairs, isolated though we might be.' (Source: Introduction)
Australian Literature: Part III. - To-morrow Nettie Palmer , 1929 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 18 March vol. 1 no. 4 1929; (p. 109-110)
Palmer identifies the 'young writers, born of Australian soil, willing to handle Australian themes and use Australian idiom'.
Australian Literature: Part III. - To-morrow Nettie Palmer , 1929 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 18 March vol. 1 no. 4 1929; (p. 109-110)
Palmer identifies the 'young writers, born of Australian soil, willing to handle Australian themes and use Australian idiom'.
Australian Literature L. M. Quinlan , 1931 single work criticism
— Appears in: Northern Affairs , May vol. 1 no. 1 1931; (p. 16-17)
Quinlan discusses how Australian literature has been received by American critics, focusing in particular on an essay by C. Hartley Grattan.
Only the Morning 1931 single work criticism
— Appears in: Desiderata , 1 May no. 8 1931; (p. 15-17)
'With the growth of the Australian novel there is coming slowly a recognition by the Australian reading public, a public which has usually been either scoffing or indifferent. Many of our writers have had their works accepted by English publishers whose advisory readers possess little or no idea of life in our country. This fact has accounted in a measure for the publication of much mediocre work. Any Australian who has been abroad can tell amusing stories of the ignorance in England of things pertaining to Australia, far surpassing the Australian lack of knowledge of British or European affairs, isolated though we might be.' (Source: Introduction)
Recovering American Connections Laurie Hergenhan , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 121 1990; (p. 70-76)
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