Australian Anthologies & Guides

This is the parent page for the collection of Australian literature guides and writing anthologies on my bookshelves. It is a work in progress as I decide how to present and display this information in a way that is useful.

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The Pea-Pickers by Eve Langley

Literary GuideAustralian Literature
Bairnsdale, Tambo Valley, Lakes Entrance and Metunga narrative told in the first person. Its vivid sketches of the people and circumstances are written in an energetic style expressive of an imagination so intense as to be sometimes almost oracular….That sybilline quality mixes with matter-of-fact details and a drollery lightening the account of the discomforts the two girls endure for the sake of the experience they seek in earning a living….generally the ideas of life expressed are intuitive, without any philosophic hesitations, and the whole sweeps along, carrying powerfully and buoyantly its flamboyance and even flourishes of farcical comedy.

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