Among the Autumn authors: books and writers in interwar Australian magazines

Galletly, Sarah, and Kuttainen, Victoria (2020) Among the Autumn authors: books and writers in interwar Australian magazines. In: Gildersleeve, Jessica, (ed.) Routledge Companion to Australian Literature. Routledge, London, UK.

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This chapter explores the ways in which the literary features of The Home and The BP Magazine played a small but significant role in introducing their readers to Australian writers and their work in an era when the publishing industry in this country was still profoundly underdeveloped. These magazines situated Australian writers amid contemporary authors and books from Britain, America, and elsewhere, and discussed their work in ways that positioned them within the currents of international modernity. Viewing these quality magazines in terms of their target readerships, and for the ways books and authors were discussed within their pages, affords different perspectives on the canonical Australian writers presented in their pages alongside international authors of their day. Further, reading interwar magazines for their affirmative relationships to Australian writers also provides ways of considering authors in relation to their own contemporaneity, including emerging models of modern literary fame adapted from overseas.

Item ID: 62340
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-367-64356-0
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2020 05:25
FoR Codes: 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470502 Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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