The Ghosts of Henry Lawson

Barrett, Gillian (2006) The Ghosts of Henry Lawson. Working Paper. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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[Extract] The opening sentence in Henry Lawson's short story 'We Called Him "Ally" for Short' demonstrates a scepticism which permeates the Australian self-image. This essay examines five of Lawson's short stories which contain ghosts of some sort and suggests the disbelief may not be as absolute as his statement implies. The essay concludes with a brief look at some of his ghostly poems, where the scepticism is further muted.

Item ID: 17231
Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
Keywords: ghost stories; Australian; Henry Lawson;
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Seminar Confirmation Paper for Ph. D. Thesis, "Haunting the Billabong: Ghosts in Australian Short Fiction - 1850 - 1910"

Funders: JCU, SASS and FAESS, ARC LIEF
Projects and Grants: ARC LIEF Project 2006
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2013 04:40
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing @ 100%
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