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dc.contributor.authorBennett, Bruceen
dc.contributor.authorPender, Anneen
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-27T13:01:00Z
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.isbn9781921867958en
dc.identifier.isbn9781921867941en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12162en
dc.description.abstractThe phenomenon of expatriation, or living abroad, for formative or extensive periods, or a lifetime, has been a topic of interest to Australian commentators and critics, especially in the years leading to and following the 'new nationalism' of the 1970s. A.A. Phillips focused the debate in the 1950s with his claim that expatriation, chiefly to Britain and Europe, had 'robbed' Australian culture of 'a leaven of venturesome minds' (1958, 82). Those who left had also missed out: they had 'lost the feel of native soil beneath the feet' (1958, 82). Taking up the agricultural imagery in more argumentative fashion, historian Geoffrey Serle posed his 'unanswerable' question - whether these expatriate writers 'wrote more or less, better or worse, after digging up their roots' (1973, 127). This book finds the expatriation of Australian writers from the early nineteenth to the twenty-first century an important cultural phenomenon, but we try to avoid the superficial assumptions of an organic, home-grown culture versus an inauthentic 'foreign' culture developed overseas. We do not see our subjects in this study as melodramatic heroes, villains or martyrs. A decade into the twenty-first century, we have inherited another set of orthodoxies of a more post-modern variety - that travel is the normal condition and that any attachment to a particular place or places is more or less irrelevant. Some of the authors discussed in this study, such as Germaine Greer, Peter Conrad and M.J. Hyland, have expressed the view that nationality and belonging to a country are meaningless, or that home is a fiction, though each individual's reasons for their view varies. However these notions are contested in the lives and careers of many other Australians who choose to live overseas.en
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dc.publisherMonash University Publishingen
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dc.titleFrom a Distant Shore: Australian Writers in Britain 1820-2012en
dc.typeBooken
dc.subject.keywordsAustralian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)en
local.contributor.firstnameBruceen
local.contributor.firstnameAnneen
local.subject.for2008200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)en
local.subject.seo2008950203 Languages and Literatureen
local.identifier.epublicationsvtls086643759en
local.profile.schoolSchool of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciencesen
local.profile.emailjpender@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryA1en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20130218-14438en
local.publisher.placeClayton, Australiaen
local.format.pages278en
local.title.subtitleAustralian Writers in Britain 1820-2012en
local.contributor.lastnameBennetten
local.contributor.lastnamePenderen
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:12368en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleFrom a Distant Shoreen
local.output.categorydescriptionA1 Authored Book - Scholarlyen
local.relation.urlhttp://publishing.monash.edu/books/fds-9781921867941.htmlen
local.relation.urlhttp://trove.nla.gov.au/version/186362810en
local.relation.grantdescriptionARC/DP0879142en
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local.search.authorBennett, Bruceen
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