Norman Lindsay’s ‘Creative Effort’: Manifesto for an Urban Intelligentsia


Discusses Lindsay’s aesthetic theories, mainly in his crucial work Creative Effort, and suggests why these ideas were influential on a long list of other poets such as McCrae, Slessor, and FitzGerald.

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Published 1 May 1973 in Volume 6 No. 1. Subjects: Aesthetics, Literary influences, Kenneth Slessor, Hugh McCrae, Norman Lindsay, R.D. Fitzgerald.

Cite as: Docker, John. ‘Norman Lindsay’s ‘Creative Effort’: Manifesto for an Urban Intelligentsia.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 6, no. 1, 1973, doi: 10.20314/als.3afb0e2619.