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Contents

* Contents derived from the Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:Australian National University Press , 1974 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Emigrant Family : The Delineation of Actual Life, W. S. Ramson , single work criticism (p. 1-18)
Marcus Clarke : His Natural Life, Michael Wilding , single work criticism biography
Wilding discusses Clarke's attempts to influence his Victorian readers to sympathise with Dawes and, through Dawes, with the convicts themselves. While the connections between John Rex and Rufus Dawes seem implausible, they offer a special effect in the presentation of alter-egos. The connections allow a comparison of the freedom of each, but Wilding argues that none of the characters are free. Wilding concludes that guilt is a major theme that originates in the first Oedipal killing and reverberates in other crimes committed throughout the novel.
(p. 19-37)
Robbery Under Arms : A Continuing Success, Alan Brissenden , single work criticism
Brissenden looks at the variation between the serial version and the first English edition of Robbery Under Arms and concludes that excised passages were dispensable. The revisions produced a structure that is more compact and concentrated with a faster pace and more consistent tone. The use of colloquial language in conjunction with the pacey narrative may be a crucial element in the continued popularity of Robbery Under Arms.
(p. 38-60)
Kingsley's 'Geoffry Hamlyn' : A Study in Literary Survival, G. A. Wilkes , single work criticism
Wilkes attempts to explain why Geoffry Hamlyn continues to attract readers despite limited critical attention. In comparison with Kingsley's other novels and travel writing, the overt romanticism of Geoffry Hamlyn is unique, suggesting that Kingsley had a distinct artistic intention. Geoffry Hamlyn's narrative point of view must be considered in any interpretation of the novel because it partly explains the peripheral place of other classes in the novel. Wilkes argues that the mythical quality produced by this narrative stance and the romantic atmosphere evoked by the landscape are the elements that many readers continue to find attractive despite condemnation by nationalists.
(p. 61-72)
Joseph Furphy's Novels : Naked Capers in the Riverina, Frances Devlin-Glass , single work criticism
F. Devlin Glass examines the intertextuality of Joseph Furphy's three novels, arguing that Rigby's Romance and Buln-Buln and the Brolga expand on themes first broached in Such is Life. The presentation of Tom Collins in Buln-Buln in the Brolga supports readings of Such as Life as a comic and satiric novel, and Rigby's Romance provides another insight into Furphy's attitude to novel writing.
(p. 73-96)
The Fortunes of Richard Mahony : symphony and naturalism, Ken A. Stewart , single work criticism
Stewart argues that the organisation of small and large "imaginative units" in the trilogy accumulate to become an aesthetic whole. Stewart discusses the role of money and sex in the novel and suggests that Richardson's knowledge of music influenced the narrative structure of recurring motifs. While noting the unevenness of Richardson's prose and her superfluous characterization, Stewart concludes that the last chapters of the final volume reconcile these recurring motifs with great success, proving to be the best section of the trilogy.
(p. 97-120)
Her Privates We, John Douglas Pringle , single work criticism (p. 121-140)
Norman Lindsay's Novels : An Aspect of Their Ethics, Kerin M. Day , single work criticism (p. 141-156)
D.H. Lawrence's Kangaroo : How it Looks to an Australian, A. D. Hope , single work criticism (p. 157-173)
The Man Who Loved Children : Storm in a Tea-Cup, Dorothy Green , single work criticism (p. 174-208)
Lucinda Brayford : A Form of Music, W. S. Ramson , single work criticism (p. 209-228)
Martin Boyd's Langton Novels : Praising Superior People, Pamela Nase , single work criticism (p. 229-248)
Randolph Stow and the Tourmaline Affair, A. D. Hope , single work criticism (p. 249-268)
The Tree of Man: An Essay in Scepticism, Leonie Kramer , single work criticism (p. 269-283)
Voss : Stubborn Music, Dorothy Green , single work criticism (p. 284-310)
The Vivisector : Art and Science, R. F. Brissenden , single work criticism (p. 311-324)
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith : Taking Cognisance of Keneally, W. S. Ramson , single work criticism (p. 325-344)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Another Metaphysics for Colonialism Kendrick Smithyman , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , August vol. 12 no. 1 1977; (p. 66-73)

— Review of Social Patterns in Australian Literature T. Inglis Moore , 1971 single work criticism ; The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971 anthology criticism ; An Introduction to the Australian Novel 1830-1930 Barry Argyle , 1972 selected work criticism ; Images of Society and Nature : Seven Essays on Australian Novels 1971 selected work criticism ; The Australian Experience : Critical Essays on Australian Novels 1974 anthology criticism ; On Emu Creek 'Steele Rudd' , 1921-1922 single work novel
Untitled Peter Quartermaine , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Notes and Queries , vol. 23 no. 1976; (p. 81-82)

— Review of The Australian Experience : Critical Essays on Australian Novels 1974 anthology criticism
Kangaroo and Company Warwick Gould , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 9 April 1976; (p. 436-437)

— Review of The Australian Experience : Critical Essays on Australian Novels 1974 anthology criticism
The Australian Experience Evan Jones , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Winter vol. 35 no. 2 1976; (p. 208-214)

— Review of Melbourne or the Bush : Essays on Australian Literature and Society Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1974 selected work criticism ; The Broad Stream : Aspects of Australian Literature Douglas Stewart , 1975 selected work criticism ; The Directions of Australian Fiction, 1920-1974 D. R. Burns , 1975 single work criticism ; Native Companions : Essays and Comments on Australian Literature, 1936-1966 A. D. Hope , 1974 selected work criticism obituary review ; The Australian Experience : Critical Essays on Australian Novels 1974 anthology criticism
Untitled Peter Alcock , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Aumla , May no. 43 1975; (p. 123-124)

— Review of The Australian Experience : Critical Essays on Australian Novels 1974 anthology criticism
The Australian Experience Evan Jones , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Winter vol. 35 no. 2 1976; (p. 208-214)

— Review of Melbourne or the Bush : Essays on Australian Literature and Society Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1974 selected work criticism ; The Broad Stream : Aspects of Australian Literature Douglas Stewart , 1975 selected work criticism ; The Directions of Australian Fiction, 1920-1974 D. R. Burns , 1975 single work criticism ; Native Companions : Essays and Comments on Australian Literature, 1936-1966 A. D. Hope , 1974 selected work criticism obituary review ; The Australian Experience : Critical Essays on Australian Novels 1974 anthology criticism
Another Metaphysics for Colonialism Kendrick Smithyman , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , August vol. 12 no. 1 1977; (p. 66-73)

— Review of Social Patterns in Australian Literature T. Inglis Moore , 1971 single work criticism ; The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971 anthology criticism ; An Introduction to the Australian Novel 1830-1930 Barry Argyle , 1972 selected work criticism ; Images of Society and Nature : Seven Essays on Australian Novels 1971 selected work criticism ; The Australian Experience : Critical Essays on Australian Novels 1974 anthology criticism ; On Emu Creek 'Steele Rudd' , 1921-1922 single work novel
Untitled John Colmer , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 7 no. 1 1975; (p. 107-111)

— Review of Australian Cultural Elites : Intellectual Traditions in Sydney and Melbourne John Docker , 1974 single work criticism ; The Australian Experience : Critical Essays on Australian Novels 1974 anthology criticism
Untitled Malcolm Pettigrove , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 November 1974; (p. 13)

— Review of The Australian Experience : Critical Essays on Australian Novels 1974 anthology criticism
Untitled A. A. Phillips , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 January 1975; (p. 13)

— Review of The Australian Experience : Critical Essays on Australian Novels 1974 anthology criticism
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