Australian Literature

Australian Literature

An Anthology of Writing from the Land Down Under

By Phyllis Fahrie Edelson (Editor)

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345368003, 336pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 1993


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.

About the Author
Edelson is a Professor and Chair of the Department of English and Communications at Pace University in White Plains, New York. She is a founding member of the American Association for Australian Literary Studies and book review editor of Antipodes, the first American Journal of Australian Studies.