The Craftsmanship of Lawson Revisited


Dobrez questions why Lawson frequently lapsed into inferior kinds of inspiration such as sentimentality, melodrama, or cliche, and failed to pursue the “truth” further . Dobrez blames this on Lawson’s lack of courage to transcend his audience and sustain the artistic tensions of his greatest passages.

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Published 1 October 1976 in Volume 7 No. 4. Subjects: Literary career, Writer's recognition & popularity, Henry Lawson.

Cite as: Dobrez, Livio. ‘The Craftsmanship of Lawson Revisited.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 7, no. 4, 1976, doi: 10.20314/als.f7c6687417.