Review of Literary Australia by Clement Semmler and Derek Whitelock


Literary Australia offers revised versions of twelve papers given in January 1965 at a residential seminar on 'Literature in Australia' arranged by the University of New England's Extension Department. Sir Robert Madgwick, New England's Vice-Chancellor, says (Preface, p. ix) that 'the twofold purpose' of the seminar was to review opinions as to how good Australian literature is and, 'more importantly', to attempt 'to define the innumerable influences which have made Australian literature, for better or worse, what it is'.

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Published 1 June 1967 in Volume 3 No. 1. Subjects: Australian literary criticism.

Cite as: Maidment, W. M.. ‘Review of Literary Australia by Clement Semmler and Derek Whitelock.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, 1967, doi: 10.20314/als.dd6f0dbb08.