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'And the lives are many': the print culture of Australian Communism
Twentieth Century Communism (2017)
  • Anthony Ashbolt
  • Rowan Cahill
Abstract

The tradition of communist thought and practice in Australia is strong and fertile. So, too, the print culture associated with official Australian communism has a vibrant heritage and is populated by significant figures from the field of literature, history, politics, art, theatre and journalism. This article investigates that culture by focussing upon key characters, critical issues, and significant debates that propelled a movement whose influence and power in Australian life is too easily underestimated.

Keywords
  • Australia,
  • Australian Communism,
  • print culture,
  • literature,
  • journalism,
  • communism
Publication Date
Spring 2017
Citation Information
Anthony Ashbolt and Rowan Cahill. "'And the lives are many': the print culture of Australian Communism" Twentieth Century Communism Iss. 12 (2017) p. 37 - 61
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rowan_cahill/231/