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Alternative title: Hoju munhak chonjip
Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 An Anthology of Australian Literature
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  • Each Australian work is presented in English, with an introductory text in English and Korean.
  • The Appendix includes a lengthy essay in Korean on Australian literature (pp. 388-457)


* Contents derived from the Seoul,
South Korea,
Korea, East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Hansin Munhwasa , 1995 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Aboriginal Death Songi"Behold, it is the camp-fire of our Brother!-", Charles Harpur , single work poetry (p. 7)
A Midnightsummer Noon in the Australian Forest "Not a sound disturbs the air," A Mid-Summer Noon in the Australian Foresti"Not a bird disturbs the air,", Charles Harpur , single work poetry (p. 8)
Bell-Birdsi"By channels of coolness the echoes are calling,", Henry Kendall , single work poetry (p. 11-12)
The Last of His Tribei"He crouches, and buries his face on his knees,", Henry Kendall , single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Extract - For the Term of His Natural Life, Marcus Clarke , extract novel (p. 18-24)
The Drover's Wife, Henry Lawson , single work short story

First appearing in The Bulletin in 1892, Henry Lawson's short story 'The Drovers Wife' is today regarded as a seminal work in the Australian literary tradition. Noted for it's depiction of the bush as harsh, potentially threatening and both isolated and isolating, the story opens with a simple enough premise: an aggressive--and presumably deadly--snake disrupts the working life of a bushwoman and her young children. Brave but cautious, the woman resolves to protect her children since her husband is, characteristically, away from home and of no help. 

As time passes within the story, tension builds, and the snake's symbolic threat takes on layers of meaning as the sleepless heroine recalls previous challenges she faced while her husband was away. A series of flashbacks and recollections propel the story through the single night over which it takes place, and by the time the climax arrives--the confrontation with the snake--readers have learned much about the heroine's strengths and fears, most of the latter involving the loss of children and dark figures who encroach upon her small, vulnerable homestead. To be sure, this "darkness" is highly symbolic, and Lawson's use of imagery invokes Western notions of good and evil as well as gendered and racial stereotypes. 

(p. 29-37)
The Man from Snowy Riveri"There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around", A. B. Paterson , single work poetry (p. 39-42)
Waltzing Matilda : Carrying a Swagi"Oh! there once was a swagman camped in the billabong,", A. B. Paterson , single work poetry (p. 42-43)
The Cooboo, Katharine Susannah Prichard , single work short story
Set on the wide plains of the Murndoo station, 'The Cooboo' is the story of Rose, a Wongana woman, mother, and stockwoman.
(p. 50-53)
My Brilliant Career - Chapter Twenty, Miles Franklin , extract novel (p. 56-64)
Eve-Songi"I span and Eve span", Mary Gilmore , single work poetry (p. 66-67)
Old Botany Bayi"I'm old", Mary Gilmore , single work poetry (p. 67-68)
Beach Buriali"Softly and humbly to the Gulf of Arabs", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry war literature (p. 70)
Elegy in a Botanic Gardensi"The smell of birds' nests faintly burning", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 71)
My Friend, Lafe Tilly, Christina Stead , single work short story (p. 78-88)
Down at the Dump, Patrick White , single work short story satire (p. 92-124)
Neighbours, Judah Waten , single work short story autobiography (p. 126-139)
Bullockyi"Beside his heavy-shouldered team,", Judith Wright , single work poetry (p. 141-142)
Woman to Mani"The eyeless labourer in the night,", Judith Wright , single work poetry (p. 142)
Australiai"A nation of trees, drab green and desolate grey", A. D. Hope , single work poetry (p. 144-145)

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Language: English , Korean
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