Portrayal of librarians in Australian creative writing

Middleton, Michael R. (2011) Portrayal of librarians in Australian creative writing. Australian Library Journal, 60(2), pp. 144-154.

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An exploration is made of the ways in which librarians have been depicted in Australian creative writing. Reference is made to characters in novels, short stories, drama and poetry. With respect to novels, there is some consideration of characterisation and its relationship to plot.

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ID Code: 41772
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: librarians in literature, fiction, Australia
ISSN: 0004-9670
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified (080799)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Michael R. Middleton
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