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Issue Details: First known date: 1970... vol. 4 no. 4 October 1970 of Australian Literary Studies est. 1963 Australian Literary Studies
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* Contents derived from the 1970 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
D.H. Lawrence's Australia, John Heuzenroeder , single work criticism
Discusses Lawrence's image of Australia as presented in his novel Kangaroo. Argues that Lawrence saw Australia essentially 'as an alien, primeval, indifferent land, sombre and remote, yet beautiful, a land scarcely touched by civilization, the evidence of which was, where it existed at all, ephemeral, scrappy, and slovenly. The inhabitants were at bottom reckless, uncontrolled, genial animals, sunk in a torpid, mindless apathy, acknowledging no superior authority, and hence dangerously undisciplined. ... Lawrence felt that Australia lacked and needed the hierarchical social structure of power and control which existed in England and Europe, despite its failures there. But in addition, Lawrence saw Australia as a possible arena for the spiritual regeneration he believed the whole world required - a possibility, however, which the careless recklessness of Australians would probably render futile" (332-333).
(p. 319-333)
Between Scylla and Charybdis : 'Kangaroo' and the Form of the Political Novel, Michael Wilding , single work criticism (p. 334-348)
Xavier Herbert : 'Capricornia', Brian Kiernan , single work criticism (p. 360-370)
Hal Porter's Comic Mode, Mary Lord , single work criticism (p. 371-382)
Maurice Frere's Wife : Marcus Clarke's Revision of 'His Natural Life', Joan Poole , single work criticism
Poole examines the changes to the character of Mrs Frere when Marcus Clarke shortened the serial version of His Natural Life for book publication. Apart from the change of name from Dora to Sylvia, Mrs Frere's character was subject to a number of revisions as Clarke revised the narrative. These and other changes, Poole concludes, produced a superior work.
(p. 383-394)
Henry Kingsley and the Australian Landscape, Rosilyn Baxter , single work criticism (p. 395-398)
A Checklist of Kenneth Mackenzie's Works, Diana Davis , single work bibliography (p. 398-404)
A Contribution to the Bibliography of Hal Porter, Mary Lord , single work bibliography (p. 405-409)
Untitled, A. M. Gibbs , single work review
— Review of Bread and Wine : Selected Prose Kenneth Slessor , 1970 selected work prose ;
(p. 410-412)
Untitled, Michael Wilding , single work review
— Review of Christina Stead R. G. Geering , 1969 single work criticism ; Christina Stead R. G. Geering , 1969 single work criticism ;
(p. 412-416)
[Review] The Poet Militant [and] Christopher Brennan, Terry Sturm , single work review
— Review of The Poet Militant : Bernard O'Dowd Hugh Anderson , 1968 single work biography criticism ; Christopher Brennan : Some Recollections Richard Pennington , 1970 single work biography ;
(p. 417-421)
Untitled, Laurie Hergenhan , single work review
— Review of Annals of Australian Literature Grahame Johnston , 1970 single work bibliography ; In the Making 1969 anthology autobiography prose short story ;
(p. 421-424)
Short Notices, Laurie Hergenhan , single work review
— Review of Focus on David Rowbotham John Strugnell , 1969 single work biography ;
(p. 424-425)
Correction Note, single work column (p. 425)

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