The Hero’s ‘Fear of Freedom’ in Keneally


Examines the concept of freedom in two of Keneally’s novels, and the nature of institutions which are presented in a way that his heroes fear them and consequently prefer self-destruction to freedom.

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Published 1 October 1972 in Volume 5 No. 4. Subjects: Tom Keneally.

Cite as: Beston, John. ‘The Hero’s ‘Fear of Freedom’ in Keneally.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 5, no. 4, 1972.