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Title: Romancer and Anatomist. "A Long and Winding Road: Xavier Herbert's Literary Journey" by Sean Monahan. [review]
Authors: Walker, Shirley
Keywords: Australian
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Shirley Walker
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The Little Widow
Frances de Groen
Laurie Hergenhan
Disturbing Element
Vincent Buckley
Northrop Frye
Anatomy of Criticism
Drusilla Modjeska
The Orchard
Marion Halligan
The Fog Garden
Issue Date: Sep-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Walker, Shirley 2003. Romancer and Anatomist. Review of "A Long and Winding Road: Xavier Herbert's Literary Journey" by Sean Monahan. 'Australian Book Review', No 254, September, 57.
Series/Report no.: No 254
Abstract: This, the first major study of Xavier Herbert’s literary journey, is a superb work of scholarship. It is written with passion, good humour and a clear acknowledgment of the faults, both personal and literary, of its subject. Sean Monahan is an enthusiastic admirer of "Poor Fellow My Country" (1975). According to Monahan, it is not only the quintessential Australian novel, but also ‘one of the great novels of world literature’ — an enthralling yarn as well as a symbolic vision of the difficult path to racial reconciliation. Above all, he says, it is an illuminating picture of a whole culture.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/585
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 254 - September, 2003

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