Bush studies / Barbara Baynton ; with an introduction by Elizabeth Webby and a memoir by H.B. Gullett Baynton, Barbara, 1857-1929

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Baynton, Barbara, 1857-1929
Subjects
Short stories, Australian.; Short stories in English. Australian writers, 1890-1945. Texts.; Frontier and pioneer life - Australia - Fiction.
Audience
General; Adult
Summary
"No one ever wrote about the bush like Barbara Baynton. In the half-dozen stories in this book she conjures a nightmarish world for the women who live in it, a place of danger, lonliness and horror. Stark and searing, Bush studies is unforgettable, one of the most original books in Australian literature."--Back cover. Barbara Baynton's short-story collection Bush Studies is famous for its stark realism, for not romanticising bush life, instead showing all its bleakness and harshness. Economic of style, influenced by the great nineteenth-century Russian novelists, Baynton presents the Australian bush as dangerous and isolating for the women who inhabit it. This book is famous for its stark realism - for not romanticising bush life, instead showing all its bleakness and harshness. Economic of style, influenced by the great nineteenth-century Russian novelists, Baynton presents the Australian bush as dangerous and isolating for the women who inhabit it. The terror Baynton evokes is elemental, sexual, unabashedly female.
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8291047

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