Gheorghe Zamfir

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  • Weird Melancholy Of Henry Lawson 's ' The Bush Undertaker ' And Peter Weir 's Picnic At Hanging Rock

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    Weird Melancholy in Henry Lawson’s ‘The Bush Undertaker’ and Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock In 1876, in his preface to Adam Lindsay Gordon’s Poems, novelist Marcus Clarke coined the phrase ‘Weird Melancholy’ in reference to what he perceived to be the ‘dominant note’ of his country’s landscape and his subject’s verse. In doing so, he distilled the entire mood of Australian Gothic into one eerie essence, an essence present, to varying extents, in all texts of that genre. This can be seen through