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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Debating 'The Role of the Writer in John Howard's Australia': Literature and the Mainstream
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'There has been considerable public debate in Australia in recent years about the role of writers in addressing the particular nature of the 'time in which we live'. This debate is not a new one, but rather forms part of a larger argument that has taken place periodically in Australia since at least the 1930s regarding whether our writers do, or should, take current life in Australia - its politics and problems - as the subject matter for their novels. This paper examines this debate in relation to ways in which Australian novels can tackle public or everyday life in relation to ideas about a national literature and the mainstream. It asks what this reveals about our culture.' (Local Global abstract)

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