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Author Carter, David John, 1954- author

Title Always almost modern : Australian print cultures and modernity / David Carter
Published Melbourne, A : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013
North Melbourne, Vic : Australian Scholarly, 2013


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  827.03 C3235 A6/A  DUE 30-06-20
Description xv, 312 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Weird scribblings on the beach: modernity and belatedness -- Critics, writers, intellectuals: Australia Literature and its criticism -- Drawing the line: Art in Australia and the contemporay modern -- 'Espirit de nation' and popular modernity: Aussie magazine 190-1931 -- 'Screamers in bedlam': vision 1923-1924 -- Paris, Moscow, Melbourne -- The mystery of the missing middlebrow -- 'Some means of learning of the best new books': all about books and the modern reader -- Realism, documentary, socialist realism: fiction and social crisis 1930-1960 -- 'Current history looks apocalyptic': Barnard Eldershaw, utopia and the literary intellectual -- Communism and carnival: Ralph De Boissiere's crown jewel and its Australian context -- O'Grady, John see'Culotta, Nino: popular authorship, duplicity and celebrity -- The wide brown land on the silver screen -- Good readers and good citizens: literature, media and the nation
Summary Was Australian culture born modern or has it always been behind the game, never quite modern enough? Carter's essays examine the complete engagements of Australian writers, artists, editors and consumers with 20th-century modernity, social and political crisis, and the impact of modernisms
Analysis Australian
Cultural studies (Australia)
Literary studies & criticism (Australia)
Social studies (Australia)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 273-301) and index
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate
Subject Cultural studies -- Australia.
Australian literature -- History and criticism.
Authors, Australian -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Modern.
Cultural studies (Australia)
Culture (Australia)
Culture -- Study and teaching -- Australia.
Culture -- Australia.
Literary studies & criticism (Australia)
Language arts -- Australia.
Literary studies in Australia
Literature (Australia)
Literature and transnationalism.
Literature and history -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Literature -- Study and teaching.
Modernism (Literature) -- Australia.
Social sciences (Australia)
Social sciences -- Australia.
Social studies (Australia)
Australia -- Civilization -- 2001-
Australia -- Civilization -- 21st century.
Australia -- Civilization.
Australia -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Australia -- Intellectual life.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 2001-
Australia -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9781925003109
Other Titles Australian print cultures and modernity