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Published 1 May 1969 in Volume 4 No. 1. Subjects: Literary career, Literary portrayal, Literary techniques, structures & modes, Tom Keneally.
Cite as: Burns, Robert. ‘Out of Context : A Study of Thomas Keneally’s Novels.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 4, no. 1, 1969. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.0badcab2c7.
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…