Australian Literature

An Anthology of Writing from the Land Down Under

By Phyllis F. Edelson
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345368003, 336pp.)

Publication Date: March 16, 1993

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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 experience - shaping the land, the legacies of the convict past, the displacement of the aborigine, the search for a national identity, sex, love, and commitment.

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