The Rise of the Prisoner-of-War Writers


Argues that in a literary culture that glorifies the hero-soldier, 'the prisoner-writer was precariously placed'. Accordingly, the essay discusses a number of P.O.W. narratives and their public reception.

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Published 1 October 1985 in Volume 12 No. 2. Subjects: Australian war literature, Prisoners of war.

Cite as: Gerster, Robin. ‘The Rise of the Prisoner-of-War Writers.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 12, no. 2, 1985, doi: 10.20314/als.73d3eb070b.