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A companion to the literature of Australia, this book takes the reader on a journey through the continent in 25 stories, ranging from the colonial period to contemporary Australia. The stories evoke the mysterious outback, the gum trees, kangaroos and dingoes, and the busy streets of Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, as well as some colourful Australian characters.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781883513054
ISBN-10: 1883513057
Format: Hardback
(185mm x 130mm x 19mm)
Pages: 239
Imprint: Whereabouts Press
Publisher: Whereabouts Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States


US Kirkus Review » The latest volume in a generally excellent series gathers 25 stories and novel excerpts from the continent whose influential early writers - such as Katharine Susannah Prichard and Henry Lawson - will be new to most American readers. Their stories, along with written versions of indigenous aboriginal tales and impressive work from contemporaries like Thea Astley and Elizabeth Jolley, are accompanied by several superb fictions from Australia's most well-known writers: Tim Winton's lively "Thomas Awkner Floats," David Malouf's "A Medium" (a compact counterpart of the studies of introverted adolescence common in his novels), and Nobel laureate Patrick White's flinty "The O'Dowds at Home" (from his novel The Tree of Man) are the best things in the book. (Kirkus Reviews)

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