Please sign in to access this article and the rest of our archive.
Not a member? Subscribe now from only $24/year
Published 1 October 2008 in Volume 23 No. 3. Subjects: Australian literary history, Australian literary magazines, Modernity.
Cite as: Sheridan, Susan. ‘Australian Letters and Postwar Modernity.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 23, no. 3, 2008. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.44434c83e7.
In paying tribute to Dorothy Green, Sheridan recalls the generation of women writers and artists who emerged in the 1940s and 1950s, their social visions and their contributions to progressive cultural politics and artistic achievements during the Cold War years.
‘Central to developments in Australian literature during the period from the end of Second World War until the mid-1960s - what might be called the ‘long 1950s’ - was the emergence of the kind of modernist novel written by Patrick…