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The Burning Library free pdf A perfect introduction to Australian literature, The Burning Library explores the lives and work of some of our greatest novelists. Alarmed by the increasingly marginal status of Australian literature in the academy, Williamson has set out to reintroduce us to those key writers whose works we may have forgotten or missed altogether. His focus is on fiction that gives pleasure, and he is ardent in defence of books that for whatever reason sit uneasily in the present moment. The Burning Library is a dynamic act of reclamation inspired by Miles Franklin's claim that a nation that fails to acknowledge its literary treasures is 'neither preserved nor developed, but only defaced'. Writers discussed in this collection: M. Barnard Eldershaw Xavier Herbert Christina Stead Dal Stivens Patrick White Jessica Anderson Sumner Locke Elliott Amy Witting Olga Masters David Ireland Elizabeth Harrower Thomas Keneally Randolph Stow Gerald Murnane Geordie Williamson is chief literary critic of the Australian newspaper, a position he has held since 2008, though his essays and reviews have been appearing in newspapers and magazines here and in the UK for over a decade. In 2011, he won the Pascall Prize for criticism, Australia's only major national prize awarded for critical writing. textpublishing.com.au

About Geordie Williamson

Geordie Williamson is chief literary critic of the Australian newspaper, a position he has held since 2008, though his essays and reviews have been appearing in newspapers and magazines here and in the UK for over a decade.In 2011, he won the Pascall Prize for criticism, Australia's only major national prize awarded for critical writing. He lives in the Blue Mountains with his family.

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Author : Geordie Williamson
Publisher : Text Publishing Co
Data Published : 24 October 2012
ISBN : 1921961236
EAN : 9781921961236
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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