D.H. Deniehy as a Critic of Colonial Literature


Argues that Deniehy, whose concern was to foster the development of a national literature, can be claimed to have been one of the best literary critics in Australia in the 19th century, and that his literary criticism was more sophisticated and philosophically grounded than that of A.G. Stephens.

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Published 1 May 1980 in Volume 9 No. 3. Subjects: Australian literary criticism, Colonial literature & writers, Literary criticism, Nationalism.

Cite as: Devlin-Glass, Frances. ‘D.H. Deniehy as a Critic of Colonial Literature.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 9, no. 3, 1980, doi: 10.20314/als.5d88fb6c79.