Review The Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 289: Australian Writers 1950-1975, edited by Selina Samuels.

Volume 289 of the Dictionary of Literary Biography purports to give a picture of Australian literary production in the period from the accession of Robert Menzies through the dreary 1950s and the upsurge of the 1960s, to the years of Gough Whitlam and his removal from office with Kerr's coup. It has substantial chapters of several thousand words on some forty individual writers, implied to be more-or-less canonical.

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Published 1 October 2005 in Volume 22 No. 2. Subjects: Biographies.

Cite as: Ferrier, Carole. ‘Review The Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 289: Australian Writers 1950-1975, edited by Selina Samuels..’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 22, no. 2, 2005. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.35817ff54c.