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Issue Details: First known date: 2013 vol. 6 no. 1 November 2013 of Transnational Literature est. 2008
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Storytelling Permutations in the Performance of Life Narrative Betty Roland’s Caviar for Breakfast, Maureen Clark , 2013 single work criticism

Betty Roland (1903-1996), a little-known figure in Australian literary circles, was a prolific storyteller. Whilst there are few zones of literature into which she did not venture between the late 1920s and 1990, Roland is perhaps best remembered as a dramatist. Her Australian outback melodrama, The Touch of Silk, was first performed by the Melbourne Repertory Company in 1928, and is still produced today. Reviewers of the time described the play as ‘a beautiful and abiding piece’ of theatre, and named Roland as Australia’s first genuine playwright. Silk’s bleak twists and far-reaching insights into authoritarian bourgeois morality, helped to make it the first among a number of successful radio serials for Roland and paved the way for later film scripts. Perhaps because she was a playwright rather than a novelist at the time, Roland has never been grouped with Australia’s celebrated women writers of the 1920s and 30s, such as Miles Franklin, Eleanor Dark and Katharine Susannah Prichard. Roland was, however, engaged in a burgeoning cosmopolitan print-culture that extended well beyond those years as well as Australian borders. (Author's introduction)

‘“How Shall I be Saved?” The Salvation of Mrs Curren in Coetzee’s Age of Iron., William M. Purcell , 2013 single work

In announcing the selection of J. M. Coetzee as the Nobel Prize laureate in literature for 2003, the Swedish Academy wrote that Coetzee’s works follow a recurring pattern: an investigation into the ‘the downward spiralling journeys he considers necessary for the salvation of his characters.’ Though salvation is a strong motif in Coetzee’s novels, explicit connection with Christian salvation is avoided in virtually all of his novels, except for one, Age of Iron. Oddly, however, Age of Iron has been viewed from just about every lens but the Christian one. Susan VanZanten Gallagher and others have correctly noted that Mrs Curren, the novel’s central protagonist, serves as a human allegory for the plight of South Africa. VanZanten Gallagher’s analysis notes references to Virgil and ‘the unborn dead,’ Charon, Dante’s boatman at the river Styx, Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and Tolstoy’s ‘What Men Live By.’ In a later work she includes Age of Iron in the category of South African confessional literature, but provides no analysis and discussion of how the work fits in the genre. Derek Attridge writes that the role of the ‘other’ in Coetzee’s work, particularly Age of Iron, is key to understanding the author’s writing. For Attridge the conjoined interaction of self and the ‘other’ lead to a recognition of perspective. Although he acknowledges that recognition of the ‘other’ in religious work is transcendent, Attridge does not seem to appreciate fully the role of Christian scripture in Age of Iron. Gilbert Yeoh focuses his attention on ‘love,’ with emphasis on such distinctions as ‘agape’ and ‘caritas’ to explore ironies. Acknowledging the Christian apparatus, however, Yeoh connects Mrs Curren’s ordeal to I Corinthians and ignores obvious allusions to the broader Biblical context. Yeoh appropriates the language of Christianity, but is not attentive to what I regard as the predominant Christian imagery contained in the novel. (Author's introduction)

Fragmentary Introspective Observations : Animals, Emotions and Location in John Kinsella’s Poetry, Tom Bristow , 2013 single work essay
— Review of Jam Tree Gully : Poems John Kinsella 2012 selected work poetry ; The Jaguar's Dream : Translations, Adaptations, Versions, Extrapolations, Interpolations, Afters, Takes and Departures John Kinsella 2012 selected work poetry ;
The Last Day of Summer, David Adès , 2013 single work poetry
Ledai"Faced with a simple truth:", Catherine Cole , 2013 single work poetry
Age, Barbara Ford , 2013 single work poetry
Black and White : Thirteen Waysi"Don't look at the galazy. The galaxy sees you.", Jill Jones , 2013 single work poetry
Empire of Wivesi"Misshapen Mo Mu -", Michelle Leber , 2013 single work poetry
The Polar Tenti"Here on the ice we are face to face with blizzards", Rachael Mead , 2013 single work poetry
Your Funerali"On the morning of your funeral", Nathanael O'Reilly , 2013 single work poetry
Ashita/Tomorrowi"my uni coworker tells me all this bearty makes us think of death.", Rob Walker , 2013 single work poetry
Fallen Kouros, Naxosi"Fractured below one knee he lies", Jena Woodhouse , 2013 single work poetry
The Great Chinese Lonelinessi"Early morning, the empty door, the echoes somewhere upstairs", Yu Ouyang , 2008 single work poetry
The Measurementi"The measurement of one's life", Yu Ouyang , 2013 single work poetry
Revisiting Trauma : Writing, a ‘Novel’ Approach to Catharsis and Redemption, Paul Anderson , 2013 extract novel
Tom Trevorrow : A Ngarrindjeri Man of High Degree, Diane Bell , 2013 single work obituary
European History, Elisabeth Hanscombe , 2013 single work autobiography
The Valley of the Shadow (from: The Makers of Stories and Songs), Kate Hayford , 2013 extract novel
Dr Shilling, Lesley Synge , 2013 single work short story
Footnotes, Reg Taylor , 2013 single work short story

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