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Issue Details: First known date: 1980... 1980 Ways of Seeing : Henry Lawson's 'Going Blind'
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Kiernan argues that "Going Blind" dramatizes the relationship between imagination and reality. Homesickness and nostalgia cloud the main character's memory of the bush, but Kiernan concludes that while it is important to acknowledge the "real", one needs the ideal to sustain one in adversity and to enable a sympathetic rapport with others.


  • Paper presented at the inaugural conference of ASAL at Monash University, May 1978.

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  • Going Blind Henry Lawson , 1895 single work short story
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