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Kangaroo is a semi-autobiographical novel by D. H. Lawrence. It follows a British writer on his visit to New South Wales. In it there are vivid descriptions of the Australian countryside and a powerful glimpse into a wartime Cornwall. Lawrence delves deeply into his thoughts on relationship, power and the people of Australia. Perhaps Lawrence’s finest, if not most accessible, novel. "One of the sharpest fictional visions of the country [Australia] and its people".--Gideon Haigh