Thomas Keneally World Literature Analysis - Essay

Thomas Keneally World Literature Analysis

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Most novelists tend to find a niche tonally, thematically, and stylistically in which they feel comfortable and which best exemplifies their strengths as writers. Keneally started his career as a writer of Australian themes, but he did not stick to that pattern. What is different about him as a writer is that he provides the reader with opportunities to think about his work in many different ways because he never writes the same novel twice. Even novelists of very high quality tend to stick to one sort of work, but Keneally is a restless writer, and one can never be sure what he will write next. He is an extremely sensitive commentator on the Australian scene, not only in terms of its colonial legacy, as explored in Bring Larks...

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