A History of Australian Literature
Macmillan Aust., 322p., index, $19.95 pb, $39.95 hb, 0 333 36405 8 (hb), 0 333 36406 6 (pb)
The more I think about it the more I am convinced that Ken Goodwin must have found this a brute of a book to write. Not that difficulties are apparent in the writing. Far from it. It is simply that, in looking at it from a reviewer’s point of view, I am increasingly aware of the constraints under that the author must have suffered while managing to produce a book which the general reader and the interested undergraduate will find both interesting and useful.