The Fin de Siècle Imagination in Australia, 1890–1914 (Book review)

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Lee, Christopher
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2024
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In The Fin de Siècle Imagination in Australia, 1890–1914, Mark Hearn uses a biographical method to investigate the influence of ‘powerful movements’ and new ideas on seven select Australian writers, activists, and politicians, who are distinguished by their differences of race, class, and gender. The test subjects, in order, are the working-class writer Henry Lawson; the feminist activists Rose Summerfield and Vida Goldstein; the poet and academic Christopher Brennan; the journalist-turned-politician and, ultimately, prime minister Alfred Deakin; the First Nations writer and inventor David Unaipon; and the working-class activist John Dwyer. The book is organised into an introduction, the seven biographical chapters, and a brief conclusion.

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Australian Historical Studies
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55
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1
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Lee, C, The Fin de Siecle Imagination in Australia, 1890-1914, Australian Historical Studies, 2024, 55 (1), pp. 213-215
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