By Susan McKernan
A query of Commitment examines the attitudes of writers as different as James McAuley, Frank Hardy, Judith Wright, Patrick White and A. D. wish, as they spoke back to a altering Australian society through the postwar years. via their paintings and that of many others, it considers the debates approximately literary nationalism, the inventive politics of the chilly struggle, the specter of expertise to paintings within the Atomic Age, and the character of the writer's position within the new society. It records the way the political commitments of a few writers and the resistance to dedication of others have been challenged by means of political and social alterations of the overdue fifties.
Susan McKernan's energetic exploration of Australia's writers in a time of innovation presents the reader with the context had to comprehend the artistic offerings they made and, in so doing, introduces wider highbrow and cultural matters which stay proper to this day.
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