By Susan McKernan
A query of Commitment examines the attitudes of writers as various as James McAuley, Frank Hardy, Judith Wright, Patrick White and A. D. wish, as they answered 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 know-how to paintings within the Atomic Age, and the character of the writer's function within the new society. It records the best way the political commitments of a few writers and the resistance to dedication of others have been challenged by means of political and social adjustments of the overdue fifties.
Susan McKernan's full of life exploration of Australia's writers in a time of innovation offers the reader with the context had to comprehend the artistic offerings they made and, in so doing, introduces wider highbrow and cultural concerns which stay appropriate to this day.
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A Question of Commitment: Australian literature in the twenty years after the war by Susan McKernan