Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Republics of letters: Literary communities in Australia

Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia, edited by Peter Kirkpatrick and Robert Dixon, has just been published by Sydney University Press (ISBN 9781920899783). I have a chapter in this book looking at the place of G.M. Glaskin within the Australian literary community. The book covers a range of topics. Nicole Moore and Christina Spittel look at translations of Australian literature in the German Democratic Republic. Robert Dixon asks whether Australian literature is a world literature. Ann Vickery examines Australian gay and lesbian poetry. Lachlan Brown considers the writing of young refugees in Western Sydney. And there is a great deal more in this thought-provoking volume.