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yThe Words That Made Australia : How a Nation Came to Know ItselfRobert Manne
Collingwood:Black Inc.,2012Z18900302012anthology criticism essay prose 'This is not a book of documents, snippets or worthy speeches. Instead it presents the original essays and the moments of insight that told us what Australia is and could be. These are the essential statements from historians, reporters, novelists, mavericks and visionaries that take us from federation to the present-day.' [From Trove]Collingwood:Black Inc.,2012
Kangaroo, set in Australia, is D. H. Lawrence's eighth novel. He wrote the first draft in just forty-five days while living south of Sydney, in 1922, and revised it three months later in New Mexico. The descriptions of the country are among the most vivid and sympathetic ever penned, and the book fuses lightly disguised autobiography with an exploration of political ideas at an immensely personal level. His anxiety about the future of democracy, caught as it was in the turbulent cross currents of fascism and socialism, is only partly appeased by his vision of a new bond of comradeship between men based on their unique separateness. Lawrence's alter ego Richard Somers departs for America to continue his search.