By Nathanael O'Reilly

ISBN-10: 1934844942

ISBN-13: 9781934844946

Exploring Suburbia is the 1st book-length learn of suburbia in Australian literature; it addresses a long-neglected and under-examined sector inside of Australian literature, reading novels by way of a few of Australia's most crucial writers from a brand new viewpoint, as well as studying novels formerly missed by way of critics. Exploring Suburbia presents new insights and views on fourteen Australian novels, a number of of that are canonical works which have been analyzed broadly through different students. This examine will result in a reassessment of the novels and authors lower than dialogue and suggested additional learn into suburbia in Australian literature. It demonstrates that that the authors who've explored suburbia due to the fact that 1961 have moved Australian literature in a brand new course, clear of the conventional specialise in the bush and the town, demonstrating that the literal and theoretical area among the town and the bush includes the main attention-grabbing and demanding engagements with modern Australian society. Authors tested in Exploring Suburbia comprise Patrick White, Peter Carey, Melissa Lucashenko, George Johnston, Tim Winton and David Malouf.

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