Barnes, John. “The Time Was Never Ripe: Some Reflections on Literary Nationalism.” Westerly 24, no. 4 (December 1979): 35-44.
Criticizes the nationalist view of late nineteenth-century Australian literature presented by Vance Palmer and other nationalist critics concerned with the period.
Buckley, Vincent. “Utopianism and Vitalism.” In Australian Literary Criticism, edited by Grahame Johnston, pp. 16-29. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1962.
Observes strains of humanistic utopianism and echoes of Nietzschean metaphysics in Australian literature from the turn of the nineteenth century....
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