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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'Exploring Suburbia is the first book-length study of suburbia in Australian literature; it addresses a long-neglected and underexamined area within Australian literature and analyzes novels by some of Australia's most important writers from a new perspective, in addition to examining novels previously neglected by critics. This book provides new insights and perspectives on fourteen Australian novels, several of which are canonical works that have been analyzed extensively by other scholars. This study will lead to a reassessment of the novels and authors under discussion and prompt further research into suburbia in Australian literature. It demonstrates that that the authors who have explored suburbia since 1961 have already moved Australian literature in a new direction, away from the traditional focus on the bush and the city, demonstrating that the literal and theoretical space between the city and the bush contains the most interesting and important engagements with contemporary Australian culture. Exploring Suburbia is an important addition for collections in literature. It will also be an excellent textbook for professors teaching courses on space and culture in literature. It will also, of course, be an essential read for courses in Australian and international literature' (publisher blurb).

Notes

  • Dedication: For Tricia and Celeste

Contents

* Contents derived from the Amherst, New York (State),
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United States of America (USA),
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Teneo Press , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction : Exploring Suburbia, Nathanael O'Reilly , 2012 single work criticism (p. xi-xli)
Patrick White's Riders in the Chariot (1961) : An Anti-Suburban Novel?, Nathanael O'Reilly , 2012 single work criticism (p. 1-43)
Patrick White’s The Solid Mandala (1966) : Seven Decades in Suburbia, Nathanael O'Reilly , 2012 single work criticism (p. 45-82)
Establishing and Perpetuating the Anti- Suburban Tradition, Nathanael O'Reilly , 2012 single work criticism (p. 83-136)
A New Generation Perpetuates the Anti- Suburban Tradition, Nathanael O'Reilly , 2012 single work criticism (p. 137-190)
Creating Suburban Fantasies, Nathanael O'Reilly , 2012 single work criticism (p. 191-247)
Taking Suburbia Seriously, Nathanael O'Reilly , 2012 single work criticism (p. 249-301)
Celebrating Suburbia, Nathanael O'Reilly , 2012 single work criticism (p. 303-334)
Conclusion : Exploring Suburbia, Nathanael O'Reilly , 2012 single work criticism (p. 335-338)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Amherst, New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Teneo Press , 2012 .
      7519780293735697825.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: xli, 414p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography pp.339-360.
      • Includes index
      ISBN: 9781934844946
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