The Artistic and the Literary Imagination in Australia and Beyond: Finding Places of the Heart Among the Gum Trees
journal contributionposted on 21.05.2017, 04:58 by Nonie Sharp
During 150 years, non-indigenous people’s celebration of the landscape in Australia found its main expression in painting. Only since the late 1930s has the lyric of place taken major literary form, first in poetry and more recently in a literature of place, often described as nature writing. The world rise of nature writing has now begun to take hold in Australia so offering an opportunity to look back and deepen our understanding of times marked by its absence.