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The Resource The Burning Library

The Burning Library

Label
The Burning Library
Title
The Burning Library
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Summary
A perfect introduction to Australian literature, The Burning Library explores the lives and work of some of our greatest novelists.Alarmed by the increasingly marginal status of Australian literature in the academy, Williamson has set out to reintroduce us to those key writers whose works we may have forgotten or missed altogether. His focus is on fiction that gives pleasure, and he is ardent in defence of books that for whatever reason sit uneasily in the present moment.The Burning Library is a dynamic act of reclamation inspired by Miles Franklin's claim that a nation that fails to acknowledge its literary treasures is 'neither preserved nor developed, but only defaced'.Writers discussed in this collection:M. Barnard EldershawXavier HerbertChristina SteadDal StivensPatrick WhiteJessica AndersonSumner Locke ElliottAmy WittingOlga MastersDavid IrelandElizabeth HarrowerThomas KeneallyRandolph StowGerald MurnaneGeordie Williamson is chief literary critic of the Australian newspaper, a position he has held since 2008, though his essays and reviews have been appearing in newspapers and magazines here and in the UK for over a decade. In 2011, he won the Pascall Prize for criticism, Australia's only major national prize awarded for critical writing.textpublishing.com.au
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Williamson, Geordie
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dictionaries
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  • Literary Criticism
  • Nonfiction
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The Burning Library
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921961236
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Burning Library
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f521cadf-16a0-4bbc-bed4-ba49190840af
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781921961236
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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