Review of The Oxford History of Australian Literature ed. Leonie Kramer, and The Stockyard and the Croquet Lawn by G.A. Wilkes
There is a decided difference of viewpoint in these two surveys of Australian Literature, though they must have been written within metres of each other--Professor Kramer being Professor of Australian Literature at Sydney University, and her three genre contributors being at that time members of the English Department of that University (Joy Hooton who compiled the excellent bibliography serves in the Literature and Language Department at Duntroon) while Professor Wilkes holds the Chair of English Literature at the University of Sydney. The difference between the two books is substantial.
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Cite as: Croft, Julian. ‘Review of The Oxford History of Australian Literature ed. Leonie Kramer, and The Stockyard and the Croquet Lawn by G.A. Wilkes.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 10, no. 3, 1982, doi: 10.20314/als.fe2c1af8ee.