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Issue Details: First known date: 1974... 1974 Daniel Henry Deniehy, 1828-1865 : A Study of an Australian Man of Letters
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'Previous biographies of Daniel Henry Deniehy have concentrated on his political life, considering only incidentally his more extensive and significant activities as a literary critic, journalist and publicist.

'Examination of his wide-ranging (often anonymous) writings in the colonial press reveals that he was a serious critic of literature, painting and sculpture. Reacting against the carping criticism of contemporary reviewers, he advocated and practised an appreciative but nonetheless intellectually rigorous style of criticism, more sophisticated than is suggested by the traditional categorization of him as a "gentle" critic. His praise of literary works was never unqualified. Although he was fundamentally a dilettante, examination of his library reveals that he had read broadly; nonetheless, in his essays he was capable of analysing a work closely and sensitively.' (Paragraph one and two of synopsis)

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      Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: 1974 .
      Extent: 438p.
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      • Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
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