Question of Commitment by Susan McKernan
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Question of Commitment
By Susan McKernan

Question of Commitment

By (author) See other recent books by Susan McKernan
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $35.00
Your Price: $31.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.58 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Question of Commitment by Susan McKernan

Book Description

In the years since the Second World War, Australia has seen a period of literary creativity which outshines any earlier period in the nation's literary history. This creativity has its beginnings in the arguments and alignments which emerged at the end of the War, and the changes in perceptions of art and society which occurred during the fifties and early sixties. A Question of Commitment examines the attitudes of writers as diverse as James McAuley, Frank Hardy, Judith Wright, Patrick White and A. D. Hope, as they responded to a changing Australian society during the postwar years. Through their work and that of many others, it considers the debates about literary nationalism, the artistic politics of the Cold War, the threat of technology to art in the Atomic Age, and the nature of the writer's role in the new society. It documents the way in which the political commitments of some writers and the resistance to commitment of others were challenged by political and social changes of the late fifties. Susan McKernan's lively exploration of Australia's writers in a time of innovation provides the reader with the context needed to understand the creative choices they made and, in so doing, introduces wider intellectual and cultural issues which remain relevant to this day.

Buy Question of Commitment book by Susan McKernan from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780043550328
ISBN-10: 0043550320
Format: Paperback
Pages: 249
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-May-1989
Country of Publication: Australia


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Question of Commitment book by Susan McKernan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Susan McKernan close
» close