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Reflection on my first blog post

For this week’s blog post, I’ve chosen to reflect on my first blog post for Australian Literature. The topic for that first week was “Who is an Australian? Describe your own national and cultural background and explain why it is definitely part of what makes up our Australian nation.” It’s interesting to look back and …

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Write a letter to Patrick White telling him what you think of any one of the texts you have read this week. (Miss Slattery and Her Demon Lover)

To Mr. Patrick White Having recently read your short story “Miss Slattery and her Demon Lover”, I must admit I am somewhat in awe of your story-telling ability. Namely, your ability to create vivid descriptions from simple phrases and words, within your works is profound. Never are your descriptions word-heavy, rather the connotations of various …

CREATIVE Take any single Australian painting that you saw at the gallery yesterday and write a description either in poetry or prose.

The artwork that I have chosen to describe in prose is William Pigenuit’s Kosciuszko (1903), which can be seen above. Also below are some photos that I took on a hike through Kosciuszko National Park in 2017. It was for this reason, having already hiked through the landscape being depicted, that drew me to this …

Australian Literature 1

Who is an Australian? Describe your own national and cultural background and explain why it is definitely part of what makes up our Australian nation. Australia is somewhat of a paradox: An ancient land, but a relatively young nation. This makes the question of who an Australian truly is, a difficult one. The first thought that …