‘Why Not Sausages?’: Review of The Making of the Australian Literary Imagination, by Richard Nile.

To someone who teaches the history, theory and practice of editing and publishing, Richard Nile's The Making of the Australian Literary Imagination presents itself as a particularly useful book, perhaps even a text book. Unfortunately, some of my reasons for setting this book would be negative. While it is a storehouse of valuable information and arguments, it is also an editorial basket case, a perfect object for practical and critical editing assessment.

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Published 1 October 2003 in Volume 21 No. 2. Subjects: Australian literary criticism.

Cite as: Syson, Ian. ‘‘Why Not Sausages?’: Review of The Making of the Australian Literary Imagination, by Richard Nile..’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 21, no. 2, 2003. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.16128a5ead.