Australia: A Traveler's Literary Companion by Robert RossAustralia: A Traveler's Literary Companion by Robert Ross

Australia: A Traveler's Literary Companion

EditorRobert Ross, Katherine Silver

Paperback | March 11, 1998

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Journey down under in the company of Australia's finest writers. From stories of survival in the bush to vacationing at the beach, from immigrants adjusting to the new land to aboriginal displacement to the city, these twenty-five enthralling stories allow the reader to cover this large continent in a most imaginative way. Ranging from the colonial period to contemporary Australia, these stories invoke the alluring scent of gum trees, the exotic kangaroos and dingoes, the busy city streetsof Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and the vast and mysterious outback, as well as some unforgettable Australian characters and their voices. By traveling with the greatest Australian writers who know the land best, readers can more deeply experience the culture of this country and the rich tradition of its literature. Contributors include Thea Astley, Murray Bail, Barbara Baynton, Peter Carey, Eleanor Dark, Robert Drewe, Helen Garner, Xavier Herbert, Janette Turner Hospital, Elizabeth Jolley, C.J. Koch, David Malouf, Oodgeroo and Kabul Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Henry Lawson, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Steele Rudd, Mandy Sayer, Arthur Upfield, Judah Waten, Archie Weller, Patrick White, Michael Wilding, Tim Winton, and B. Wongar.
Title:Australia: A Traveler's Literary CompanionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.25 × 5 × 0.01 inPublished:March 11, 1998Publisher:Whereabouts Press

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ISBN - 10:1883513057

ISBN - 13:9781883513054

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If you're going to be in Australia for the very first millennial bash, why not take in some of the local colour while you're there? Australia: A Traveler's Literary Companion is a guide to the nation's intellectual and cultural heritage, anthologizing 24 stories by authors from every different section of the country. That way, whether you're roughing it across the outback or taking in the sights of Sydney, you can read an author characteristic of the area and its people. The whole collection is edited by Robert Ross, and is a foray into the heart and heritage of a culture as diverse and fascinating as any on Earth.