Friday, April 20, 2012

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature - Joy W. Hooton

This is usefully informative. Like anything else of its type, of course, it will have omissions, things that are just wrong, etc. Literature definitions are strange, seems to cover lots of people that wrote non fiction, or maybe a poetry pamphlet, but might completely miss a crime writer, that sort of thing. With encyclopedia type works you have to expect this, given they are written by humans. Well worth having.

4 out of 5

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