Tell them that Henry Lawson is dead

Nile, Richard (2000) Tell them that Henry Lawson is dead. In: Nile, Richard, (ed.) The Australian Legend and Its Discontents. University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, pp. 95-104.

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[Extract] In the decades before Russel Ward made famous the phrase, 'Australian legend', nationally inspired writers and intellectuals set about defining and filling out the character of the story, in a general imbrication of bush mythology and literary democracy. One of the most influential cultural critics of the first half of the twentieth century, Nettie Palmer, noted in her Modern Australian Literature (1924) that two 1890s writers, Henry Lawson and Joseph Furphy, laid the foundations for a truly national literature. The claim, though not peculiar to Palmer, quickly translated into an orthodoxy.

Item ID: 54133
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-7022-2985-5
Keywords: Australian history, historical narratives, radical nationalism, Australian legend, nation building, Australian literature,
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 03:47
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 60%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) @ 40%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 60%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950203 Languages and Literature @ 40%
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