An unlikely city: The making of literary Brisbane, 1975-2001

Sullivan, Rodney and Barr, Todd (2007). An unlikely city: The making of literary Brisbane, 1975-2001. In Patrick Buckridge and Belinda McKay (Ed.), By the book: A literary history of Queensland (pp. 73-91) St Lucia, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

Author Sullivan, Rodney
Barr, Todd
Title of chapter An unlikely city: The making of literary Brisbane, 1975-2001
Title of book By the book: A literary history of Queensland
Place of Publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9780702234682
Editor Patrick Buckridge
Belinda McKay
Chapter number 2
Start page 73
End page 91
Total pages 19
Total chapters 10
Language eng
Abstract/Summary For much of the twentieth century, Brisbane writers had to cope with the ironic connotations - merited or not - of the notion of 'Queensland literature'. It was a notion sometimes received like English surfing or Jamaican bobsledding, one given life not just by readers and critics but by the Brisbane writers themselves. Provincial, conservative, oppressive, the city was a 'barbarian place' when it came to appreciating and supporting good writing. [extract]
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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