The making of literature: texts, contexts and classroom practices, Adelaide, Australian Association of Teachers of English, 1984; reprinted 1988; pdf version now available (2016) at a bargain price. You can read the book’s Introduction here.
“…a shot in the arm, a breath of fresh air, a wind of change? … Supply your own metaphor for intellectual and professional invigoration.” – Margaret Gill, in English in Australia.
“Hardly a conference goes by without someone mentioning The Making of Literature – a book which has had a decisive impact on English and Literature teaching.” – Brenton Doecke, in Idiom.
“Ian Reid’s masterwork” – Nicholas Jose, in Teaching Australian Lliterature