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Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 War in Post-1960s Fiction : Johnston, Stow, McDonald, Malouf and Les Murray
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Discusses a number of war novels which, rather than focussing on military conflicts, centre on the ways in which war has shaped Australian experience. Argues that while in a first stage of writing about the First World War the focus was on positive myth-making, on the growth of Anzac male myths of a national 'coming-of-age', these later novels highlight the often destabilising effects of war on specifially Australian experience.

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    y separately published work icon Australian Literary Studies ALS vol. 12 no. 2 October 1985 Z608209 1985 periodical issue Australian Literature and War 1985 pg. 248-260
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248-260 War in Post-1960s Fiction : Johnston, Stow, McDonald, Malouf and Les Murraysmall AustLit logo Australian Literary Studies
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  • ca. 1962-1982
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