Reissued Realism. "Sugar Heaven" by Jean Devanny, "The Passage" by Vance Palmer, "Jonah" by Louis Stone and "Distant Land" by Judah Waten. [review]
This is a particularly interesting group of reissued 'classics', spanning just over fifty years in twentieth-century Australian literature. Although they have very different fictional styles, all are realist or social realist novels, and their politics and preoccupations are not dissimilar. Each is concerned with working people's lives, differing contrasts between city and country life, and aspects of class.