Marcus Clarke: the Romance of Reality

Conley, D. (2000) Marcus Clarke: the Romance of Reality. Australian Studies in Journalism, 9 : 51-74.

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Author Conley, D.
Title Marcus Clarke: the Romance of Reality
Journal name Australian Studies in Journalism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1038-6130
Publication date 2000-01-01
Volume 9
Start page 51
End page 74
Editor J. Henningham
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher Department of Journalism, University of Queensland
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Subject 400101 Journalism
420202 Australian and New Zealand
751004 The media
Abstract Australia's most durable novel, For the Term of His Natural Life, places Marcus Clarke at the pinnacle of Australia's literary ancestry. His magnum opus has antecedents in his journalism but few scholars have recognised the extent to which Clarke's reportage influenced his fiction. This paper argues he treated journalism and fiction as companions in language, information gathering, theme and truth telling.
Keyword Clarke
Marcus
Journalism - Australia
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