Review of The Country of Lost Children: An Australian Anxiety, by Peter Pierce

This is a book I was eager to read. I have long been an admirer of Peter Pierce's writing, and the subject ofthe study- the trope ofthe lost child within Australian narrative - is a rich and fascinating one. Also, I will admit to retaining enormous sympathy with what is still a relatively slim but valuable Australian literature which attempts to investigate and explain broad cultural patterns through the close analysis of key textual forms and their cultural contexts. For much of its length, this is such a project.

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Published 1 October 1999 in Volume 19 No. 2. Subjects: Australian literary history.

Cite as: Turner, Graeme. ‘Review of The Country of Lost Children: An Australian Anxiety, by Peter Pierce.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 19, no. 2, 1999. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.fe2432e5f7.