Australian Literature: An Anthology of Writing from the Land Down Under
Publish Date: 1993-03-16
Author: Phyllis Fahrie Edelson
Spanning more than a century, Australian Literature crystallizes a spirit, style, and ethos found nowhere else in world literature. These captivating selections in Australian Literature come from major voices, both famous and lesser known, and encompass short stories, memoirs, novels and aboriginal writings. Resonant or wryly witty, charming or disturbing, they explore themes deeply rooted in the Australian experienceshaping the land, the legacies of the convict past, the displacement of the aborigine, the search for a national identity, sex, love, and commitment.
Including these stories:
The Drovers Wife by Henry Lawson The Chosen Vessel by Barbara Baynton The Loaded Dog by Henry Lawson From The Tree of Man by Patrick White The Night We Watched for Wallabies by Steele Rudd A Gentlemans Agreement by Elizabeth Jolley Northern Belle by Thea Astley The Cooboo by Katharine Susannah Prichard From Dr. Wooreddys Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World by Colin Johnson Going Home by Archie Weller From Wanamurraganya: The Story of Jack McPhee by Sally Morgan Breaking a Mans Spirit by Marcus Clarke Absalom Days Promotion by Price Warung The First Days by A. B. Facey In the Trenches by A. B. Facey From The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea by Randolph Stow The Kyogle Line by David Malouf American Dreams by Peter Carey Willy-wagtails by Moonlight by Patrick White A Good Marriage by Olga Masters Civilization and Its Discontents by Helen Garner The Train Will Shortly Arrive by Frank Moorhouse Two Hanged Women by Henry Handel Richardson Brown Seaweed and Old Fish Nets by Christina Stead The Woman at the Window by Marian Eldridge A Woman with Black Hair by Beverley Farmer Blood and Water by Tim Winton