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Main Title: Fiction and the great depression : Australia and New Zealand, 1930-1950 / Ian Reid.
Author: Reid, Ian, 1943-
Imprint: Edward Arnold (Australia), 1979.
Collation: 21 cm. xiii, 166 p. : notes, bibliography, index, pbk ;
Subject: Australian literature
Criticism and interpretation
Economic depressions
The Great Depression (1929)
ISBN: 0726720410 :
To what extent and in what ways is the literary imagination conditioned by its social contexts? This book responds to that expansive question by formulating it in terms of a more particular one: how did the Depression of the 1930s influence the writing of prose fiction in Australia and New Zealand? What follows, then, is a bifocal study in which attention moves from the close-up examination of various phenomena – literary, economic, ideological – to a conspectus of larger structures and relations, back once more to detailed matters, then again towards a holistic view, and so on.... It was a social cataclysm, certainly; did it leave only superficial marks on literature, or did it cause profound configurative changes? (From the Introduction).
Bibliography: p.[145]-158.
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