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Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 Frank Clune Modernity and Popular National History
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'Following WWII, Australians were buying more local literature than ever belore. Frank Clune, as one of the country's most popular authors, had on important role in developing a particular sense of national identity. He constructed a mythic popular history through his travels in Australia as well as in Asia and Europe. While an object of little study now, Clune, along with his partner, the literary intellectual PR. Stephensen, was of the first media personalities to come to terms with the need to create a national market for popular cultural products. As such, he played an important and distinctive role in Australia's communication history' (Author's abstract).

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