ALTHOUGH THIS is by no means a cheap book it joins the growing collection of invaluable publications in the field of Australian literature produced by Oxford University Press. Two earlier volumes, Australian Literary Criticism edited by Grahame Johnston and Twentieth Century Australian Literary Criticism edited by Clement Semmler began what is undoubtedly one of the most important publishing ventures at present under way in Australia. These books, together with the monograph series “Australian Writers and their Work", also published by OUP, bring together much of the best that has been thought and said about Australian literature since its very beginnings.
Recommended CitationCantrell, Leon; Playford, John; Moss, Jim; Harrison-Ford, Carl; and Davies, Dave, Books: 1. The Writer in Australia: A Collection of Literary Documents 2. Poverty in Australia 3. Russia: Hopes and Fears 4. Futility and Other Animals 5. The Jewish Problem in Poland, Australian Left Review, 1(21), 1969, 72-80.