Marcus Clarke's Bohemia

Literature And Modernity In Colonial Melbourne

Andrew McCann
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Published

16 August 2004

ISBN

9780522851229

Pages

256

Weight

320g

Size

210mm x 138mm

Imprint

MUP Academic

Marcus Clarke's Bohemia

Literature And Modernity In Colonial Melbourne

Andrew McCann
Marcus Clarke's Bohemia is the first major critical study of Marcus Clarke – arguably Australia's best known and most important nineteenth-century writer. It situates Clarke both within the bohemian culture of Melbourne and a burgeoning cosmopolitan print-culture extending beyond national borders. Marcus Clarke's Bohemia offers detailed readings of Clarke's major works, many of which have not previously been discussed, and traces the influence of other European writers on Clarke's writing. Importantly, it focuses on his engagement with the modernity of the place and time in which he worked and lived. McCann's in-depth study unearths the richness of Clarke's writing and brings nineteenth-century Melbourne to life. Impeccably researched and gracefully written, Marcus Clarke's Bohemia is challenging and compelling reading.
Marcus Clarke's Bohemia is the first major critical study of Marcus Clarke – arguably Australia's best known and most important nineteenth-century writer. It situates Clarke both within the bohemian culture of Melbourne and a burgeoning cosmopolitan print-culture extending beyond national borders. Marcus Clarke's Bohemia offers detailed readings of Clarke's major works, many of which have not previously been discussed, and traces the influence of other European writers on Clarke's writing. Importantly, it focuses on his engagement with the modernity of the place and time in which he worked and lived. McCann's in-depth study unearths the richness of Clarke's writing and brings nineteenth-century Melbourne to life. Impeccably researched and gracefully written, Marcus Clarke's Bohemia is challenging and compelling reading.

Andrew McCann

Dr Andrew McCann is both an academic and a novelist, lecturing in the Department of English at the University of Melbourne. He is widely published in Australian and international journals on the subjects of Australian and British literature.

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