The diplomacy of literature

Soundings with Michele Field
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February–March 1980, no. 18

The diplomacy of literature

Soundings with Michele Field
by
February–March 1980, no. 18

‘Go, little book,’ or the book as emissary, is not the simple matter that it once was.

Australian books and their authors now go to most European and Asian countries on diplomatic duties.

The purpose is neither to broaden the writers’ lives nor to sell books abroad, but to supplement the Government’s other diplomatic initiatives.

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