A discussion of Thomas Keneally's status as 'Irish-Australian writer.'
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Published 30 May 2015 in Volume 30 No. 1. Subjects: Tom Keneally.
Cite as: Lucchitti, Irene. ‘From the Harp of Erin to Erin of the Harp with Thomas Keneally.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 30, no. 1, 2015. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.9a78629254.
Examines the political consequences inherent in the genre of the ‘well-made novel’. Argues that ‘a reading of The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith may tell us, not only what Keneally’s novel explicitly states, that there is a limit to understanding white…
“Acknowledges Keneally’s seeming contradiction of being both a popular and serious novelist. Yet argues that in spite of the popular elements in his work, Keneally shows a keen awareness of the individual’s precarious position in ‘the scheme of things,’ and…