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Australian Literature: An Anthology of Writing from the Land Down Under
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 the ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published December 8th 2010 by Ballantine Books
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As is the nature with any anthology, some selections are better than others. But for the most part I enjoyed the entries here, and there were a number of stories that made me want to seek out longer works by the authors. I was already a Patrick White fan, but I also liked "The Chosen Vessel" by Barbara Baynton (incredibly chilling story of a woman left alone on her rural property), "The Loaded Dog" by Henry Lawson (exceptional bit of local color, worthy of Mark Twain) and "Brown Seaweed and Old ...more