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Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature
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'Poems, stories, letters and extracts from novels, plays and journals present a great variety of responses to Australia and to the art of writing. Items have been arranged into 12 groupings that reflect different ways of seeing the material of Australian writing. Each section has its own introduction. Problems are explained, theories and contexts for a wider understanding are offered. The book includes biographical guides to all authors and a full chronological table of events in the literary history of Australia.'   (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,:Macmillan , 1990 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Place and People, Ken L. Goodwin , Alan Lawson , single work criticism (p. 11-15)
Australiai"There was great beauty in the names her people called her,", Mary Gilmore , single work poetry (p. 17)
The First Puff of the South Wind, Henry Kingsley , extract novel (p. 18-21)
For New Englandi"Your trees, the homesick and the swarthy native,", Judith Wright , single work poetry (p. 22)
The Bush (from The Two Convicts), Friedrich Gerstaecker , extract novel adventure (p. 23)
Crime in the Bush, Henry Lawson , single work short story (p. 24-27)
Jack or Cranky Jack, 'Steele Rudd' , single work short story (p. 28-32)
The Hermit, Vance Palmer , single work short story (p. 33-35)
Signs of Colonial Prosperity! (from Clara Morison), Catherine Helen Spence , extract humour (p. 36-39)
Untitled, Louisa Atkinson , extract (p. 39-40)
[Untitled], Patrick White , extract novel (p. 41-44)
[Untitled], George Johnston , extract novel (p. 46-50)
A Mid-Summer Noon in the Australian Foresti"Not a bird disturbs the air,", Charles Harpur , single work poetry (p. 52)
Bell-Birdsi"By channels of coolness the echoes are calling,", Henry Kendall , single work poetry (p. 53)
Eyesi"At the end of winter my self-sown vine sends up", Judith Wright , single work poetry (p. 54)
Golden Builders : Ii"The hammers of iron glow down Faraday.", Vincent Buckley , single work poetry (p. 54-55)
Home Ownership, Murray Bail , single work short story (p. 55-59)
Pleasant Sunday Afternooni"You mean we get this here Thingummy-thon", Bruce Dawe , single work poetry humour (p. 60)
Days of the Week, Barry Humphries , single work short story satire humour (p. 61-62)
Miss Slattery and Her Demon Lover, Patrick White , single work short story humour satire (p. 63-74)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Macmillan , 1990 .
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      Extent: 629p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes biographical information, pp. 565-572, and a Chronological Table of Australian Literature, pp.573-622.
      ISBN: 0333501594, 0333501586 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Positioning Asian Australian Writing : A Study of Three Australian Literary Anthologies Wan Nur Madiha Ramlan , Maimunah Abdul Kadir , 2021 single work criticism
— Appears in: Asiatic , June vol. 15 no. 1 2021; (p. 183–201)

'This paper examines three anthologies of Australian literature: The Oxford Anthology of Australian Literature (1985), The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature (1990), and Macquarie PEN The Anthology of Australian Literature (2010). It focusses on the politics of inclusion in anthology-making and the mechanics surrounding theme, perception, and ideology about literature as a reflection of a nation’s culture and identity. The increasing popularity of Asian Australian writing in recent years has raised concerns about how it is perceived as part of the national literary tradition that is a relatively white space. Not much is discussed about how Asian Australian writing appears in anthologies despite increasing critical attention given to them as a literary genre. Informed by Asian Australian studies and anthology criticism, this study charts the trends in the inclusion of Asian Australian writing and how it is posited within the larger national canon.' (Publication abstract)

[Essay] : Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Elizabeth Webby , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013-;

'What is an anthology? The term comes from two Greek words meaning ‘flower’ and ‘collection’. Anthologies, then, are collections of what their editors think are the best examples of a particular art form, whether they are love poems, paintings of animals or great speeches. Since terms like ‘best’ and ‘greatest’ are highly subjective, especially when applied to literary works, an editor’s choice is never going to please everyone. There is always a tension, too, between what readers might expect to find in a particular anthology and its editor’s wish to not just repeat the obvious, but add a few surprises.' (Introduction)

Locating Indigeneity in Anthologies of Australian Literature : The Rhetoric of Arrangement Esther Prokopienko , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Australian Writers and Writing , May no. 1 2010; (p. 59-64)
'This essay will discuss the operation of major anthologies of Australian literature as re-enforcers of colonial imperialist ideals, particularly through the specific arrangement of texts. In these anthologies, indigenous voices and images are placed in provocative positions that work to maintain a sense of static identity or function in Australia. This study looks specifically at popular anthologies of Australian literature published by major presses after the dissolution of the White Australia Policy.' (p. 59)
The Greengrocer's Strategy Ken L. Goodwin , 2006 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 278 2006; (p. 4)
The Migrant Experience: A Selection in `The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature' Katica Ivanisevic , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia's Changing Landscapes : Proceedings of the Second EASA Conference : Sitges, Barcelona, October 1993 1995; (p. 124-130)
A for Effort in Minding Ozlit's Three P's and Q's David Carter , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 12-13 May 1990; (p. 7)

— Review of The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature 1990 anthology criticism correspondence extract poetry drama biography short story prose
Adventures in Literature Clement Semmler , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 June 1990; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature 1990 anthology criticism correspondence extract poetry drama biography short story prose
The Unattainable Desire for Unity John Docker , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 121 1990; (p. 7-8)

— Review of The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature 1990 anthology criticism correspondence extract poetry drama biography short story prose
From Surfing to Migrants - Extracting a Rich Literary History Laurie Clancy , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 June 1990; (p. 9)

— Review of The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature 1990 anthology criticism correspondence extract poetry drama biography short story prose
Pleasures of Our Literature Ralph Elliott , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 July 1990; (p. B6)

— Review of The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature 1990 anthology criticism correspondence extract poetry drama biography short story prose
The Greengrocer's Strategy Ken L. Goodwin , 2006 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 278 2006; (p. 4)
Locating Indigeneity in Anthologies of Australian Literature : The Rhetoric of Arrangement Esther Prokopienko , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Australian Writers and Writing , May no. 1 2010; (p. 59-64)
'This essay will discuss the operation of major anthologies of Australian literature as re-enforcers of colonial imperialist ideals, particularly through the specific arrangement of texts. In these anthologies, indigenous voices and images are placed in provocative positions that work to maintain a sense of static identity or function in Australia. This study looks specifically at popular anthologies of Australian literature published by major presses after the dissolution of the White Australia Policy.' (p. 59)
The Migrant Experience: A Selection in `The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature' Katica Ivanisevic , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia's Changing Landscapes : Proceedings of the Second EASA Conference : Sitges, Barcelona, October 1993 1995; (p. 124-130)
[Essay] : Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Elizabeth Webby , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013-;

'What is an anthology? The term comes from two Greek words meaning ‘flower’ and ‘collection’. Anthologies, then, are collections of what their editors think are the best examples of a particular art form, whether they are love poems, paintings of animals or great speeches. Since terms like ‘best’ and ‘greatest’ are highly subjective, especially when applied to literary works, an editor’s choice is never going to please everyone. There is always a tension, too, between what readers might expect to find in a particular anthology and its editor’s wish to not just repeat the obvious, but add a few surprises.' (Introduction)

Positioning Asian Australian Writing : A Study of Three Australian Literary Anthologies Wan Nur Madiha Ramlan , Maimunah Abdul Kadir , 2021 single work criticism
— Appears in: Asiatic , June vol. 15 no. 1 2021; (p. 183–201)

'This paper examines three anthologies of Australian literature: The Oxford Anthology of Australian Literature (1985), The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature (1990), and Macquarie PEN The Anthology of Australian Literature (2010). It focusses on the politics of inclusion in anthology-making and the mechanics surrounding theme, perception, and ideology about literature as a reflection of a nation’s culture and identity. The increasing popularity of Asian Australian writing in recent years has raised concerns about how it is perceived as part of the national literary tradition that is a relatively white space. Not much is discussed about how Asian Australian writing appears in anthologies despite increasing critical attention given to them as a literary genre. Informed by Asian Australian studies and anthology criticism, this study charts the trends in the inclusion of Asian Australian writing and how it is posited within the larger national canon.' (Publication abstract)

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