The Ends of the Earth: Defining an Australian Sense of an Ending

Greg Clarke

Abstract


Both Patrick White and D. H. Lawrence are writers obsessed with the of an ending. Critics have already begup to explore the primary function of apocalypse in much of their respective work; thematically and structurally, it is not hard to see that both authors were haunted (or hounded) by Christian eschatology, and that the apocalyptic types are major sources for interpreting their works.

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