FALS: Monograph No 7: Three Absences in Australian Writing by Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Three Absences in Australian Writing by Chris Wallace-Crabbe, 1983
These three lectures will be concerned with what strike me as absences, or lacunae, in the literature of this country.
I want to suggest three areas of literary experience, three characteristics of literary practice in which Australian writing seems comparatively lacking;… that of romantic love in our fiction, that of fully developed metaphysical views in our poetry, and that of forging radically new forms in prose or verse. The last of these, incidentally, is the one to which I admit the most exceptions.