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. (In Press)

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[Extract:] Commercial magazines have often been regarded as enemies of literature and organs of the mass market, especially during the interwar period, an era that has until recently (Carter, Always; Kuttainen, Liebich, and Galletly) been dismissed as ‘the saddest phase of Australian culture’ (Wallace-Crabbe 51). A relatively large number of mainstream magazines were launched in Australia the 1920s, and among the few that managed to survive the unsteady Depression years (Greenop 234-35), the well-capitalised publications of high production quality may be reappraised for their affirmative relationship to Australian literary culture. This chapter explores the ways in which the literary features of The Home (1920-42) and The BP Magazine (1928-42) played a small but significant role in introducing their readers to new, established, or seasonal Australian writers and their work in an era when the publishing industry in this country was still profoundly underdeveloped.

Item ID: 62340
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2020 05:25
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 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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