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A Fascinating Kaleidoscope: Florence James and Dymphna Cusack’s Come in Spinner


Darian-Smith, K, A Fascinating Kaleidoscope: Florence James and Dymphna Cusack's Come in Spinner, Telling Stories: Australian Life and Literature 1935-2010, Monash University Publishing, T Dalziell and P Genoni (ed), Australia, pp. 70-76. ISBN 9781921867460 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Telling Stories explores the interaction between literary culture and the public sphere in Australia, in a series of informative, witty, intelligent and thought-provoking essays. In doing so it unearths the fascinating and changing role that literature has played in Australia's sporting, political, civic and cultural life. The essays span many forms (fiction, memoir, letters, public lectures, theatre, cartoons, song) so that authors expressing themselves in very different ways and in different historical periods are heard in conversation for the first time. Accomplished writers and canonical texts share the pages with political milestones, cinematic breakthroughs, turning points in popular culture, largely forgotten novels and memorable musical and sporting moments, to provide a fresh, kaleidoscopic view of literary Australia. Telling Stories follows a chronological structure from 1935 to 2010, with each year (more or less) being represented with an entry (or two).

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:literature, culture, Australia
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Darian-Smith, K (Professor Kate Darian-Smith)
ID Code:124493
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2018-02-23
Last Modified:2018-02-23

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