Australia: The New New World

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Ian Jack
Granta, 2000 - Australia - 352 pages
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The year 2000 is Australia's year, including the Sydney Olympics in September, and the 100th anniversary of its nationhood three months later. This issue of "Granta" celebrates Australian writing and examines a country which is forging a strong new identity. The contributors include Peter Carey, Thomas Keneally, Les Murray, Tim Winton, Frank Moorhouse, Howard Jacobson, Robyn Davidson, Murray Bail, Paul Toohey, Georgia Blain and Peter Conrad. There are picture essays by Polly Borland and David Moore, and an Australian novella by English writer Ben Rice.

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Contents

Peter Carey TRUE IHSTORY OF
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Les Murray THE NEW HIEROGLYPHICS
101
Ben Rice POBBY AND DINGAN
133
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Ian Jack is professor of English literature at Pembroke College, Cambridge University, a position he has held since 1976. He was born in 1923 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with first class honors in 1946. In 1949, he received a D.Phil. from Merton College, Oxford University. His studies of English literature include Augustan Satire: Intention and Idiom in English Poetry, 1660-1750; The Poet and his Audience; and The Poetical Works of Robert Browning.

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