Australian Prose Literature of the First World War : A Survey


Whereas almost the entire amount of significant Australian poetry relating to the First World War had appeared in print by 1921, the bulk of the significant prose did not begin to appear until nearly a decade later, when Frederic Manning's Her Privates We (1930) and Leonard Mann's Flesh in Armour (1932) heralded a burst of activity by Australian-born war novelists and John Lyons Gray's Red Dust (1931) a corresponding movement in the field of personal narratives.

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Published 1 October 1971 in Volume 5 No. 2. Subjects: Australian literature - Bibliographies, Australian war literature, War literature, World War I.

Cite as: Laird, J. T.. ‘Australian Prose Literature of the First World War : A Survey.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, 1971, doi: 10.20314/als.e5027e90f3.