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The novel, the implicated reader and Australian literary cultures, 1950-2008

Nile, R. and Ensor, J.D. (2009) The novel, the implicated reader and Australian literary cultures, 1950-2008. In: Pierce, P., (ed.) The Cambridge History of Australian Literature. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, VIC, pp. 517-548.

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The Cambridge History of Australian Literature is the most comprehensive volume ever written on Australia's national literature. This authoritative guide spans Australian literary history from colonial origins, encompassing indigenous and migrant literatures, as well as representations of Asia and the Pacific and the role of literary culture in modern Australian society. Bringing together a distinguished line-up of contributors, this volume explores each of the literary modes in an Australian context, including short story, poetry, children's literature, autobiography and fiction. This book is an essential reference for general readers and specialists alike.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: © 2009 Cambridge University Press
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