The Support of Literature in Colonial Australia


Stewart discusses the economic condition and patronage of writers and the literary marketplace in colonial Australia, focusing particularly on the tropes of the 'Neglected Writer' and 'National Literature' that circulated in literary culture at the time.

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Published 1 October 1980 in Volume 9 No. 4. Subjects: Australian literature - Funding & patronage, Colonial literature & writers, Commonwealth Literary Fund, Marcus Clarke, Henry Kendall.

Cite as: Stewart, Ken A.. ‘The Support of Literature in Colonial Australia.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 9, no. 4, 1980, doi: 10.20314/als.de1d1d0305.