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'What are the classic works of Australian literature? And what can they tell us about ourselves and the land we live in? Providing a selected overview of Australia's greatest literature, Australian Classics is an accessible companion to our literature and a story of writing in Australia from the nineteenth century to the present.

'Australian Classics celebrates many of the country's beloved novels, poems, short stories, children's books and seminal works of non-fiction. It also contains contributions on their favourite Australian books from many distinguished writers and readers, including Helen Garner, Les Murray and Tim Winton.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Michael Hill who showed me Australia.
  • Some articles in Australian Classics are accompanied by a brief extract from the work being discussed. The extracts are not indexed separately. Australian Classics also includes lists contributed by 43 authors of their favourite Australian books.
  • Epigraphs:
    To the literary mind there is a special interest attaching to fiction or other matter written in and of Australia. There are not many English-speaking lands left from ehich we may look for new developments in English literature. Australia is one of the few, and very interesting it is to watch her progress in letters. - Athenaeum, London, 1904
    Few things are more potent than song or story in relating peoples to their soil... - Miles Franklin
    Australian literature matters to Australia. It is part of our gift to the world. - Mary Gilmore
    Culture binds itself like a coral reef and like a reef it entails much sacrifice. - Clive James

Contents

* Contents derived from the Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Allen and Unwin , 2007 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Robbery Under Arms: A Story of Life and Adventure in the Bush and in the Australian Goldfields : Rolf Boldrewood (1826-1915), Jane Gleeson-White , single work column (p. 8-12)
Note: Extract from Robbery Under Arms appears on pp.13-17.
Such Is Life : Tom Collins (1843-1912), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 18-23)
The Bulletin, Jane Gleeson-White , single work column (p. 24-25)
'The Sick Stockrider' : Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 26-30)
His Natural Life : Marcus Clarke (1846-1881), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 32-37)
The Tichborne Case, Jane Gleeson-White , single work column (p. 38-39)
'The Chosen Vessel' : Barbara Baynton (1857-1929), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 40-44)
Vance and Nettie Palmer, Jane Gleeson-White , single work column (p. 45-46)
'The Man from Snowy River' : A B 'Banjo' Paterson (1864-1941), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 47-52)
'Nationality' : Mary Gilmore (1865-1962), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 54-58)
'The Drover's Wife' : Henry Lawson (1867-1922), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 60-64)
The Paterson - Lawson Duel, Jane Gleeson-White , single work column (p. 65-66)
'Lilith' : Christopher Brennan (1870-1932), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 67-71)
Seven Little Australians : Ethel Turner (1870-1958), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 75-78)
The Getting of Wisdom : Henry Handel Richardson (1870-1946), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 81-85)
'The Gentle Water Bird' : John Shaw Neilson (1872-1942), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 87-91)
My Brilliant Career : Miles Franklin (1879-1954), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 93-97)
The Magic Pudding : Norman Lindsay (1879-1969), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 99-103)
Coonardoo : Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 106-110)
10 for 66 and All That : Arthur Mailey (1886-1967), Jane Gleeson-White , single work criticism (p. 112-116)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2007 .
      Extent: ix, 338p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduced by the author.
      • Includes bibliography.
      ISBN: 9781741753417

Works about this Work

[Review] Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works Christian Mondeil , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 3 2008; (p. 15)

— Review of Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 selected work criticism column extract
[Review] Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works Per Henningsgaard , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 8 2008; (p. 156-160)

— Review of Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 selected work criticism column extract
To Read or Not to Read... Simon Caterson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 January 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 selected work criticism column extract
A Poet Responds to the Culture's Default View Martin Langford , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , no. 1 2007;

— Review of Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 selected work criticism column extract
Three Cheers for Oz Lit Richard King , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 December 2007; (p. 33)

— Review of Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 selected work criticism column extract
[Review] Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works Julia Jackson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 87 no. 4 2007; (p. 47)

— Review of Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 selected work criticism column extract
True Blue Books Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 November 2007; (p. 11-12)

— Review of Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 selected work criticism column extract
Sunny Half-Century for Summer Peter Pierce , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 December 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 selected work criticism column extract
Three Cheers for Oz Lit Richard King , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 December 2007; (p. 33)

— Review of Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 selected work criticism column extract
To Read or Not to Read... Simon Caterson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 January 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 selected work criticism column extract
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