Always almost modern: Australian print cultures and modernity

Carter, David Always almost modern: Australian print cultures and modernity. North Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013.

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Author Carter, David
Title Always almost modern: Australian print cultures and modernity
Place of Publication North Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Australian Scholarly Publishing
Publication year 2013
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781925003109
Language eng
Total number of pages 275
Collection year 2014
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Was Australian culture born modern or has it always been behind the game, never quite modern enough? Was it always already or only always almost modern? David Carter’s essays examine the complex engagements of Australian writers, artists, editors and consumers with 20th-century modernity, social and political crisis, and the impact of modernisms. Always Almost Modern ranges from the great mid-century novels of authors such as Eleanor Dark and M. Barnard Eldershaw to the unprecedented bestseller that was They’re a Weird Mob, from famous to largely forgotten local magazines and to film and television, and from the avant-garde to nationalism, communism and the middlebrow. Chapters engage with key themes in contemporary literary and cultural studies, exploring new ways of understanding Australian culture in terms of its modernity and transnationalism.
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