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By Susan McKernan

ISBN-10: 0043550320

ISBN-13: 9780043550328

within the years because the moment international conflict, Australia has noticeable a interval of literary creativity which outshines any precedent days within the nation's literary background. This creativity has its beginnings within the arguments and alignments which emerged on the finish of the conflict, and the adjustments in perceptions of paintings and society which happened through the fifties and early sixties.

A query of Commitment examines the attitudes of writers as different as James McAuley, Frank Hardy, Judith Wright, Patrick White and A. D. wish, as they replied to a altering Australian society throughout the postwar years. via their paintings and that of many others, it considers the debates approximately literary nationalism, the creative politics of the chilly warfare, the specter of expertise to paintings within the Atomic Age, and the character of the writer's position within the new society. It records the best way the political commitments of a few writers and the resistance to dedication of others have been challenged by way of political and social adjustments of the past due fifties.

Susan McKernan's vigorous exploration of Australia's writers in a time of innovation offers the reader with the context had to comprehend the inventive offerings they made and, in so doing, introduces wider highbrow and cultural matters which stay appropriate to this day.

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