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Published 1 May 1985 in Volume 12 No. 1. Subjects: Critical reception, English literature & writers, Writers' tours & visits.
Cite as: Stilz, Gerhard. ‘Kipling’s Visit and the Early Reception of His Books in Australia (1889-1900).’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 12, no. 1, 1985. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.a45c6800e8.
Using a number of Australian periodicals as sources, the essay explores how the apparently conflicting notions of nationalism and internationalism, of mono-cultural self-searching and multicultural orientation shaped Australian literary debate in the 1880s.
Preconceptions of another country can take hold of an artist’s
imagination – as ‘America’ did Kafka’s and Lorca’s – but who knew that
D. H. Lawrence developed a comprehensive idea of ‘Australia’ long before
his one hundred-day visit? Or how…