Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia, general editor Peter Pierce, assistant editor Rosemary Hunter, and twelve associates
This is a very substantial book, well made, well printed, with a good library binding, extensively researched. In appearance it is attractive and inviting, and has the look of a solid work of reference. It will assuredly grace the library shelves. How often it will be brought down from them, and what real utility it will have when it is, I wonder a little. Certainly a vast amount of work has gone into it. What I am unsure about is, how much useful work will come out of it. But I am an old stager; I had better not attempt to adjudicate the New Approaches.
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Published 1 May 1988 in Volume 13 No. 3.
Cite as: Elliott, Brian. ‘Review of The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia, general editor Peter Pierce, assistant editor Rosemary Hunter, and twelve associates.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 13, no. 3, 1988, doi: 10.20314/als.865e6826e4.