'Racy of the Soil': Ian Mudie, Right-Wing Nationalism, and the South Australian Soil Erosion Crisis
Ian Mudie was an Adelaide-based freelance journalist, short story and history writer, and most notably a passionate and political poet. During the 1930s and 1940s the degradation of South Australian agricultural and pastoral soil inspired Mudie to evoke soil in his poetry. Soil also proved a useful metaphor which Mudie could deploy in aid of his right-wing political stance. Critics and historians have described Mudie either as a 'nationalist or propagandist' and a 'hectoring' nationalist, or,...[Show more]
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