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* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Oxford University Press , 1971 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Legend, Vance Palmer , 1971 extract criticism (p. 1-21)
The Birth of a Culture, R. M. Crawford , 1960 single work criticism (p. 22-44)
The Role of the "Bulletin" in Indigenous Short-Story Writing During the Eighties and Nineties, Ken Levis , 1950 single work criticism (p. 45-47)
Steele Rudd and Henry Lawson, A. D. Hope , 1956 single work criticism
Hope examines the stories of Lawson and Rudd and argues that Lawson's are the more universal because Rudd's fiction requires a greater understanding of his time and place. But Rudd was able to create universal comic characters, despite the presence of too much slap-stick comedy. Hope concludes that both writers deserve critical attention and should be accepted into the tradition of comic literature exemplified by Mark Twain.
(p. 58-68)
Afterthoughts on Henry Lawson, Desmond O'Grady , 1957 single work criticism biography Henry Lawson (p. 69-84)
Henry Lawson Revisited, A. A. Phillips , 1965 single work criticism biography
On the publication of Cecil Mann's edition of Lawson's collected prose, Phillips assesses the best of Lawson's stories and attempts to come to terms with their melancholy tone. He concludes that Lawson combined "his sense of the insecurely triumphant survival of tenderness through endurance" with the rigour of naturalism to produce great works of art. This was achieved because the stories were "formed within the matrix of a defeated man's dark melancholy".
(p. 85-99)
Lawson's Joe Wilson : A Skeleton Novel, Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1964 single work criticism
Wallace-Crabbe discusses the ways in which the stories of Joe Wilson and His Mates connect to produce a larger unified work. Lawson's self-analysis in this work provides many of the intertextual connections based primarily on biographical knowledge. The common element in these stories is Joe Wilson's attempts to "pull the threads of his past life into some shape".
(p. 100-107)
Untitled, A. D. Hope , 1971 single work review
— Review of Joseph Furphy : The Legend of a Man and His Book Miles Franklin , Kate Baker , 1944 single work criticism ;
(p. 108-113)
The Structure of Joseph Furphy's Such is Life, John Barnes , 1956 single work criticism
Barnes argues that Furphy constructed Such is Life to give an impression of the "seeming shapelessness and uncertain consequence of everyday life". Drawing on evidence from a typescript of the novel and Furphy's correspondence, Barnes demonstrates how Furphy deliberately imposed the narrative structure and hidden plots.
(p. 114-133)
Society and Nature in Such is Life, Brian Kiernan , 1963 single work criticism
Kiernan questions whether Such is Life reflects the "spirit of the nineties" and whether the ideas that Tom Collins expresses in his digressions are simply Joseph Furphy expressing ideas prevalent at the time. Kiernan concludes that Tom Collins' digressions must be read against the contradictions of his actions because his philosophy does not always match his behaviour: "Man's relationship to the universe and his fellow man are the real concern of Such is Life, not the presentation of Australian fronteir society, and the novel offers us Tom Collins's comic response to life rather than Furphy's 'philosophy'".
(p. 134-148)
Barbara Baynton and the Dissidence of the Nineties, A. A. Phillips , 1961 single work criticism Barbara Baynton's Stories (p. 149-158)
Louis Stone's 'Jonah' : A Cinematic Novel, Dorothy Green , 1965 single work criticism

Green identifies Stone's narrative gift in his ability to construct character through action, connecting this effect to the narrative devices of motion pictures. The limitations of the novel, Green argues, would be assisted by adaptation to film, enabling the visual medium to convey the many meanings Stone suggested in the actions of his characters and the movements of the surrounding city.

(p. 159-175)
Banjo Paterson : A Poet Nearly Anonymous, Harry Payne Heseltine , 1964 single work criticism biography
Heseltine assesses the value of Paterson's poetry, taking its consistent metre, rhythm and pastoral themes into account. Drawing on Ransom's discussion of the "greatness" of Milton's Lycidas, Heseltine stresses the need for an audience that comprehends the literary conventions being employed in a work. This accounts for the form of the Paterson's poems because he knew what his audience wanted: simple, consistent metres and rhythms with an "arcadian" background. Heseltine concludes that this arcadian view, combined with Paterson's technical prowess and immense popularity demands closer attention to bring readers closer to an understanding of Australian culture.
(p. 176-195)
Christopher Brennan, Judith Wright , 1965 single work criticism
Wright offers a very useful introduction to Brennan's poetry, arguing that "There are few figures in literature so convincing, so deep in their conception and so towering in their realization, as Brennan's dreadful and ambiguous figure of Night".
(p. 196-214)
The Verse of C.J. Brennan, A. L. French , 1964 single work criticism
French provides a negative assessment of Brennan's poetry, identifying passages that he regards as "obscure" rather than "profound". French criticizes Brennan's critics for paying too much attention to the poet's thought at the expense of a sustained critique of the artistic achievement of the poetry .
(p. 215-219)
The Poetry of Bernard O'Dowd, F. M. Todd , 1955 single work criticism (p. 231-238)

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 William Walsh , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Notes and Queries , vol. 22 no. 1975; (p. 220)

— Review of The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971 anthology criticism
Untitled M. Thorne , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: English Studies , vol. 55 no. 1974; (p. 549)

— Review of The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971 anthology criticism
Untitled Humphrey McQueen , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: Arena , no. 31 1973; (p. 44-51)

— Review of The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971 anthology criticism ; Social Patterns in Australian Literature T. Inglis Moore , 1971 single work criticism ; The Receding Wave : Henry Lawson's prose Brian Matthews , 1972 single work criticism
In Search of Identity John McLaren , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 53 1972; (p. 49-51)

— Review of The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971 anthology criticism ; Images of Society and Nature : Seven Essays on Australian Novels 1971 selected work criticism ; Social Patterns in Australian Literature T. Inglis Moore , 1971 single work criticism
Untitled Thea Astley , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 December 1971; (p. 19)

— Review of The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971 anthology criticism ; Images of Society and Nature : Seven Essays on Australian Novels 1971 selected work criticism
Untitled Alan Brissenden , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 20 November 1971; (p. 20)

— Review of The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971 anthology criticism
Untitled Geoffrey Dutton , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 November 1971; (p. 15)

— Review of The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971 anthology criticism
Nothing New Carl Harrison-Ford , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 20 November vol. 93 no. 4782 1971; (p. 50-51)

— Review of The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971 anthology criticism
Untitled A. W. Sheppard , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 November 1971; (p. 17)

— Review of The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971 anthology criticism ; Images of Society and Nature : Seven Essays on Australian Novels 1971 selected work criticism ; Social Patterns in Australian Literature T. Inglis Moore , 1971 single work criticism
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