Australian Literature: An Anthology of Writing from the Land Down Under

Australian Literature: An Anthology of Writing from the Land Down Under

  • Publish Date: 1993-03-16
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Phyllis Fahrie Edelson
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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

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