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Imagining Australia

Literature and Culture in the New New World

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$27.50 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674015739

Publication Date: 12/01/2004


416 pages

13 color illustrations, 1 halftone

Harvard University Committee on Australian Studies


An eclectic, chatty and inquisitive collection of essays, each looking to illuminate the corners (and shadows) of [Australian] culture and to see things in a new light… Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Judith Ryan have collected strong voices in Imagining Australia.—Luke Beesley, The Courier-Mail [Brisbane, Australia]

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