A Question of Commitment: Australian literature in the by Susan McKernan PDF

By Susan McKernan

ISBN-10: 0043550320

ISBN-13: 9780043550328

within the years because the moment international struggle, Australia has obvious a interval of literary creativity which outshines any ancient times within the nation's literary historical past. This creativity has its beginnings within the arguments and alignments which emerged on the finish of the conflict, and the alterations in perceptions of paintings and society which happened in the course of the fifties and early sixties.

A query of Commitment examines the attitudes of writers as varied as James McAuley, Frank Hardy, Judith Wright, Patrick White and A. D. desire, as they replied to a altering Australian society through the postwar years. via their paintings and that of many others, it considers the debates approximately literary nationalism, the creative politics of the chilly struggle, the specter of know-how to artwork within the Atomic Age, and the character of the writer's function within the new society. It files the way the political commitments of a few writers and the resistance to dedication of others have been challenged through political and social alterations of the past due fifties.

Susan McKernan's vigorous exploration of Australia's writers in a time of innovation presents the reader with the context had to comprehend the inventive offerings they made and, in so doing, introduces wider highbrow and cultural matters which stay proper to this day.

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