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Author McLaren, John D.

Title Writing in hope and fear : literature as politics in postwar Australia / John McLaren
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996


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Description ix, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Prologue: the trials of Robert Close and Frank Hardy -- 1. Modernism and nationalism: JINDYWOROBAKS, Angry Penguins, Meanjin and other weird creatures -- 2. Literary conflicts and failed vision: Overland and the realist writers' groups -- 3. The community of Overland: Lambert, Morrison, Waten, Hewett and Martin -- 4. Conspiring for freedom: the Australian Association for Cultural Freedom -- 5. The mission of Quadrant: James McAuley and voices from the Right -- 6. Cold war on writing -- 7. Proprietors at war: new journalism in the Lucky Country -- 8. New Little Magazines -- 9. Opposing the pages: the subsidised journals 1964-1972 -- 10. From rhetoric to eloquence: the generation of 1968
Summary For most of the postwar period, Australian literary debate was marked by the division between radical nationalists on the Left and cultural conservatives on the Right. John McLaren's broad cultural history traces the origins of these conflicts, discusses key literary works and major journals, and focuses on the individuals involved in various sagas and struggles. McLaren shows that writing became a form of politics itself, expressing either hope or fear about the revolution that was perceived to be imminent, as well as reflecting society more broadly. The work of politically committed writers is closely examined, as is the response to ostensibly unpolitical writers. McLaren also considers the new journalism and the work of younger poets. He shows that it was not until the changes brought by the 1960s and the Whitlam government that literature was truly freed from these constraints
Analysis Australian literature
Political ideologies
Right and Left (Politics)
Notes CIP confirmed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-234) and index
Notes English
Subject Australian literature -- Australia -- History and criticism -- 20th century.
Australian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Authors, Australian -- Political and social views -- 20th century.
Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Political and social views.
Little magazines -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and literature -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and literature -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and literature -- Australia -- History.
Politics and literature -- Australia.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-
LC no. 95051531
ISBN 0521561469 (hardback)
0521567564 (paperback)
ABBREV TI Writing in Hope and Fear
Other Titles Writing in Hope & Fear