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Landscapes of Australian Childhoods: A Regional Comparison of Edenic Imaginings

@article{Burns2006LandscapesOA,
  title={Landscapes of Australian Childhoods: A Regional Comparison of Edenic Imaginings},
  author={Kathryn Burns},
  journal={Journal of the association for the study of Australian literature},
  year={2006},
  volume={4},
  pages={89-104}
}
  • Kathryn Burns
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • Journal of the association for the study of Australian literature
Like writers from overseas, Australian authors commonly invoke the mythology of Eden in narratives about childhood. Childhood is typically viewed as a time of blissful innocence where the infant possesses a vision of the world as perfect and unchanging, a harmony of nature and culture. With the onset of maturity, this ideal is shattered or gradually eroded, as the growing individual apprehends life’s complexities and is exposed to humanity’s fallen condition. In the Australian context, the Eden… Expand
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