Considerations of Australian Literature

Australian Literature Considered--Urban or Outback?

While the literature is broad enough to encompass both, too often the Urban Literature is not well enough considered because of the exotic nature and the powerful contrasts of the land.  Consider Peter Weir's carefully constructed films Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Last Wave as examples where the Outback ascends and the Urban Dweller has a secondary place.  On the other hand, the literature supports the distinctly urban tale and the tale where the two are brought together--Priscilla, Queen of the Desert stands out as an example.


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