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The Resource Literary activists : writer-intellectuals and Australian public life, by Brigid Rooney

Literary activists : writer-intellectuals and Australian public life, by Brigid Rooney

Label
Literary activists : writer-intellectuals and Australian public life
Title
Literary activists
Title remainder
writer-intellectuals and Australian public life
Statement of responsibility
by Brigid Rooney
Title variation
Literary activists : writer-intellectuals and Australian public life : Helen Garner, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, David Malouf, Les Murray, Patrick White, Tim Winton, Judith Wright
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book's proposal represents the most significant new directions in literary studies, where a return to the literary is being effected by reading texts in the contexts of the literary culture more broadly conceived. This culture includes such things as writers' career paths and networks, the changing material conditions of publishing and reviewing (nationally and internationally), the role of literature in education and, most urgently, the contested role of writers as public intellectuals engaging in political debate. Rooney's proposal shows a clear intention to focus on particular writers and texts and her broad and deep awareness of past and present cultural issues means that her approach is compatible with earlier studies' focus on the development of a national culture, and the university courses that use this focus in offering Australian Studies."--Provided by publisher. Annotation pending
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
A828.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Literary activists : writer-intellectuals and Australian public life, by Brigid Rooney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography p. 235 - 250
Contents
Australian writers - tourists or residents? -- Wright and White: big figures in the cultural landscape 1940s to 1970s; A play of opposites: Judith Wright's poetic-public crossings; Unsettling the legacy of Wright's early poetry; A woman of principle: 1949-1962; Poetry to activsm to poetry: 1962-1980s; A play of opposites: Phantom Dwelling; Imagining the real: Patrick White's literary-political career; Prophet from the (suburban) desert: genesis of the public 'Patrick White'; From 'The Prodigal Son' to Riders in the Chariot; On the irritable threshold: The Solid Mandala; The shocking career of a public recluse. -- Inheritance, (dis)possession, poetry 1960s to 1980s; Networks and shadows: the public sisterhood of Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Judith Wright; We are going: the 'arrival' of Aboriginal writing; Poetry or propaganda: unsettling white literary values; Shadow-sisters: performing an inter-racial filial bond; Inheritance and refusal: the properties of white Australian poetry; The day Les met Judith; Properties of white poetry: possession, inheritance and refusal. -- Fractured consensus: literary whiteness and belonging in the 1990s; Alienating powers: Les Murray's poetry and politics; Of weeping and burning men; Of burning women and alienated men; Cultivating nation: the quiet diplomacy of David Malouf; Malouf, his critics, and some things Remembering Babylon forgets; Cultivating literature of and for nation; Cultivating a literary nation. -- Fragmentation and renewal: Australia's changing literary publics 1995 to the present; J'accuse in the Antipodes: Helen Garner's public interventions; Rituals of sacrifice: Joe Cinque's Consolation and The First Stone; A woman, her bicycle and some public crossings: recycling the literary amateur; Engaging the masses: Tim Winton, activism and literary bestseller; From boy wonder to national living treasure; In the shallows of activism; A fisher of men: activism and community; Australian writer-intellectuals in the twenty-first century: legacy and future
Control code
000043236389
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 260 p.
Isbn
9780702236624
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Literary activists : writer-intellectuals and Australian public life, by Brigid Rooney
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography p. 235 - 250
Contents
Australian writers - tourists or residents? -- Wright and White: big figures in the cultural landscape 1940s to 1970s; A play of opposites: Judith Wright's poetic-public crossings; Unsettling the legacy of Wright's early poetry; A woman of principle: 1949-1962; Poetry to activsm to poetry: 1962-1980s; A play of opposites: Phantom Dwelling; Imagining the real: Patrick White's literary-political career; Prophet from the (suburban) desert: genesis of the public 'Patrick White'; From 'The Prodigal Son' to Riders in the Chariot; On the irritable threshold: The Solid Mandala; The shocking career of a public recluse. -- Inheritance, (dis)possession, poetry 1960s to 1980s; Networks and shadows: the public sisterhood of Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Judith Wright; We are going: the 'arrival' of Aboriginal writing; Poetry or propaganda: unsettling white literary values; Shadow-sisters: performing an inter-racial filial bond; Inheritance and refusal: the properties of white Australian poetry; The day Les met Judith; Properties of white poetry: possession, inheritance and refusal. -- Fractured consensus: literary whiteness and belonging in the 1990s; Alienating powers: Les Murray's poetry and politics; Of weeping and burning men; Of burning women and alienated men; Cultivating nation: the quiet diplomacy of David Malouf; Malouf, his critics, and some things Remembering Babylon forgets; Cultivating literature of and for nation; Cultivating a literary nation. -- Fragmentation and renewal: Australia's changing literary publics 1995 to the present; J'accuse in the Antipodes: Helen Garner's public interventions; Rituals of sacrifice: Joe Cinque's Consolation and The First Stone; A woman, her bicycle and some public crossings: recycling the literary amateur; Engaging the masses: Tim Winton, activism and literary bestseller; From boy wonder to national living treasure; In the shallows of activism; A fisher of men: activism and community; Australian writer-intellectuals in the twenty-first century: legacy and future
Control code
000043236389
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 260 p.
Isbn
9780702236624
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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