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Part 1: Identities -- Part 2: Writing across time -- Part 3: International reputations -- Part 4: Writers and regions -- Part 5: Beyond the canon.
Winner, CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award, 2008 How to do justice to this gem? Any brief treatment of this comprehensive, richly varied companion threatens to lapse into a shopping list of its astonishing range of subjects. ... Essential. CHOICE [...] The felt need for literary history as a complex kind of social history and thermometer of present times remains strong. [...] Newest of the histories is the estimable A Companion to Australian Literature Since 1900.... [which] will be used in libraries with profit and enjoyment....AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW BR> This is a fine book, beautifully edited, readable and full of interest. Scholarly and lively, this Companion should be widely used. JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE [An] outstanding, reader-friendly volume.... [Follows a] tradition of instilling in international readers the love of Australian literature and the determination to keep up to date with the latest trends in literary criticism. OVERLAND Birns and McNeer have done an excellent job in compiling a volume that combines the necessary survey work with politically and theoretically informed readings of key texts and movements. AUSTRALIAN LIBRARY STUDIES [L]ikely to prove very useful for undergraduate students and perhaps even general readers. YEAR'S WORK IN ENGLISH STUDIES