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The Oxford Companion To Australian Literature

Author : William Henry Wilde
ISBN : UOM:39015031722021
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Unique in its field, exhaustive in scope, theOxford Companion to Australian Literatureoffers a comprehensive account of Australian writing from European settlement in 1788 to the 1990s. It presents the most important achievements in the fields of fiction, poetry, and drama, and also covers non-fictional prose in journals, diaries, biographies, and autobiographies, and the impact of key historical events on Australian literature. Fully revised and updated, the second edition contains 500 new entries, bringing the total to 3050, reflects the greater influence and volume of women's and multicultural writing, and includes major new articles on crime fiction and the immigrant experience. Written in clear and accessible language, this major reference belongs on the shelf of every library and every lover of world literature.

The Oxford Companion To Australian Literature

Author : William Henry Wilde
ISBN : UOM:39015066380307
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A comprehensive account of Australian literature from the first settlement in 1788 to the current day, this book represents the most important achievements in Australian poetry, drama, and fiction as well as non-fictional prose--journals, diaries, biographies, and autobiographies--and details the impact on the writing caused by those historical events that often serve as a work's theme. More than 3,000 informative entries cover subjects such as transportation, exploration, gold discoveries, bushranging, and outback ethos, all of which played a part in the development of the continent's literature as did the pervasive presence and influence of the Aboriginal culture. Entries range from lengthy articles on special topics to brief factual paragraphs explaining words or references. Also provided is information and reference sources on important past and contemporary writers as well as anything and everything that may have influenced their development: the growth of publishing and periodicals; the impact of movements such as nationalism, racialism, and feminism; and the contributions made by booksellers, critics, and literary associations. A major new Oxford Companion , this book makes an intriguing new genre of literature accessible to all readers.

The Cambridge Companion To Australian Literature

Author : Elizabeth Webby
ISBN : 0521658438
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An indispensable reference for the study of Australian literature.

The Oxford Companion To Australian Sport

Author : Wray Vamplew
ISBN : PSU:000023612952
Genre : Athletes
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The Oxford Companion to Australian Sport appears in a revised, updated and greatly expanded new edition. Produced by the Australian Society for Sports History, this is the first authoritative and encyclopedic reference work on all sports played in Australia. It provides a comprehensive overview of the history and character of the innumerable codes that constitute the Australian sporting character. All sports are covered - not just the major ones like cricket, Australian Rules, lawn tennis, and horse-racing. The Companion offers succinct and informative entries on famous sportsmen and women, and on major institutions, competitions and venues. The Companion also offers thematic essays on crucial aspects of the history, culture and professionalization of sport in Australia. For the first time readers have access to biographies of sporting champions from different codes, all of whom rub shoulders in this literary pantheon. For the second edition, the editors have commissionedfour major new thematic essays: Coaching, Disabled Sportsmen and Women, Regionalism, and the Olympic Winter Games. Seven more sports have been added (badminton, bicycle racing, curling, fives, petanque, ring bowls, and surfing), along with 38 additional clubs. The second edition boasts 240 new biographies. One of its major features is a `list of lists', which provides full details about major competitions such as the Stawell Gift, Davis Cup finals, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the Sheffield Shield, Brownlow Medallists - to name just a few of the lists contained in this Appendix. Greatly expanded and offering a readable cultural history of Australian sport, the Oxford Companion to Australian Sport is essential reading for sportsmen and women, administrators, journalists and sports followers.

The Oxford Companion To Australian Children S Literature

Author : Stella Lees
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004087008
Genre : Reference
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Arranged alphabetically, The Oxford Companion to Australian Children's Literature contains 1600 entries covering authors, publishers, illustrators, famous characters, events, institutions, and awards--from Ned Kelly and the Eureka Stockade to Australian comics and the work of Evelyn Goode. The book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in children's literature or Australian culture.

A Companion To Australian Literature Since 1900

Author : Nicholas Birns
ISBN : 1571133496
Genre : Literary Collections
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A fresh, twenty-first-century look at Australian literature in a broad, inclusive, and multicultural sense.

The Oxford Companion To Twentieth Century Literature In English

Author : Jenny Stringer
ISBN : 0192122711
Genre : American literature
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Discusses the major literary figures in the English-speaking world

The Oxford Companion To New Zealand Literature

Author : Roger Robinson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020196338
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature' contains more than 1500 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, novels, plays, poetry, journals, periodicals, anthologies, literary movements and professional organizations.

Contemporary Issues In Australian Literature

Author : David Callahan
ISBN : 9781135313746
Genre : Literary Collections
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The contemporary study of Australian literature ranges widely across issues of general cultural studies, the politics of identity (both ethnic and gendered), and the position of Australia within wider postcolonial contexts. This volume intervenes in the most significant of issues in these areas from a variety of international perspectives.

Reader S Guide To Literature In English

Author : Mark Hawkins-Dady
ISBN : 9781135314170
Genre : Reference
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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

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