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Issue Details: First known date: 1990 1990
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  • Dedication: To Shahnaz, my family, and friends

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      • Publisher: Pan
      Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 1990 .
      Extent: 316p.
      ISBN: 0330271997 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Tom Doherty , 1994 .
      Extent: 312p.
      ISBN: 0812535065
      • Publisher: EOS
      New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      EOS , 2004 .
      Extent: 391p.
      ISBN: 0060508078
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2006 .
      Extent: v, 306p.p.
      ISBN: 1741148057 (pbk.)
Alternative title: De Lappenheks
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
      c
      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Uitgeverij M. , 2003 .
      Extent: 256p.
      ISBN: 9022537404

Works about this Work

The Theme of Premature Burial in Garth Nix's Early Novels Alice Mills , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature , May vol. 16 no. 1 2006; (p. 51-57)
This article looks at three early novels by Garth Nix, The Ragwitch (1990), Sabriel (1995), Shade's Children (1997) through the context of Freud's 'uncanny' and Carl Jung's work on rebirth and individuation. Tracing the theme of premature burial through the texts, Mills draws together the pessimistic Freudian view of the 'uncanny' and the more positive and heroic path of individuation which Jung put forward, to demonstrate how Nix incoporates these two different understandings of the human psyche into his narratives and manages to attain a level of balance between them both. In terms of premature burial, both Freud and Jung 'agree that the tomb is symbolically the domain of the monstrous mother' and the site where monstrous rebirths occur as well as a site of repression. Mills argues that Nix's novels succeed in blending together two world views and create a truly successful hero, capable of entering the underworld (tomb) and at the same time escaping the paralysis and distintergation of identity that premature burial engenders. (pp.56-57).
Untitled Peter Munster , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 1 2006; (p. 55-56)

— Review of The Ragwitch Garth Nix 1990 single work children's fiction
Know the Author : Garth Nix Kerry White , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 12 no. 4 1997; (p. 10-12)
Accidental Author Makes The X-Files. Spooky! Pam Macintyre , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 6 September 1997; (p. 10)
An Eidolon Interview with Garth Nix Steven Paulsen (interviewer), 1996 single work interview
— Appears in: Eidolon : The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy , Spring no. 22-23 1996; (p. 33-41)
Garth Nix discusses his career as a writer of science fiction.
Welcome to a World of Fantasy Josh Agatanovich , Kevin Clarke , Harry Ioannou , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 17 September 1996; (p. 11)
Local Author Makes Very Good Sacha Molitorisz , 1995 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 October 1995; (p. 11)
Untitled Elizabeth McCardell , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 2 1991; (p. 29)

— Review of The Ragwitch Garth Nix 1990 single work children's fiction
Saving Face at a Tutorial Helped Inspire First Novel Andy Stephens , 1991 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 June 1991; (p. 23)
Saving face at a tutorial helped inspire first novel Andy Stephens , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 June 1991; (p. 23)

— Review of The Ragwitch Garth Nix 1990 single work children's fiction
Fine tales from an earlier generation Laurie Copping , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 June 1991; (p. 23)

— Review of The Ragwitch Garth Nix 1990 single work children's fiction
Forecasts Ann Tolman , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , November vol. 70 no. 1010 1990; (p. 34)

— Review of The Ragwitch Garth Nix 1990 single work children's fiction
Untitled Elizabeth McCardell , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 2 1991; (p. 29)

— Review of The Ragwitch Garth Nix 1990 single work children's fiction
Untitled Peter Munster , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 1 2006; (p. 55-56)

— Review of The Ragwitch Garth Nix 1990 single work children's fiction
Forecasts Ann Tolman , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , November vol. 70 no. 1010 1990; (p. 34)

— Review of The Ragwitch Garth Nix 1990 single work children's fiction
Saving face at a tutorial helped inspire first novel Andy Stephens , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 June 1991; (p. 23)

— Review of The Ragwitch Garth Nix 1990 single work children's fiction
Fine tales from an earlier generation Laurie Copping , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 June 1991; (p. 23)

— Review of The Ragwitch Garth Nix 1990 single work children's fiction
Know the Author : Garth Nix Kerry White , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 12 no. 4 1997; (p. 10-12)
The Theme of Premature Burial in Garth Nix's Early Novels Alice Mills , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature , May vol. 16 no. 1 2006; (p. 51-57)
This article looks at three early novels by Garth Nix, The Ragwitch (1990), Sabriel (1995), Shade's Children (1997) through the context of Freud's 'uncanny' and Carl Jung's work on rebirth and individuation. Tracing the theme of premature burial through the texts, Mills draws together the pessimistic Freudian view of the 'uncanny' and the more positive and heroic path of individuation which Jung put forward, to demonstrate how Nix incoporates these two different understandings of the human psyche into his narratives and manages to attain a level of balance between them both. In terms of premature burial, both Freud and Jung 'agree that the tomb is symbolically the domain of the monstrous mother' and the site where monstrous rebirths occur as well as a site of repression. Mills argues that Nix's novels succeed in blending together two world views and create a truly successful hero, capable of entering the underworld (tomb) and at the same time escaping the paralysis and distintergation of identity that premature burial engenders. (pp.56-57).
An Eidolon Interview with Garth Nix Steven Paulsen (interviewer), 1996 single work interview
— Appears in: Eidolon : The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy , Spring no. 22-23 1996; (p. 33-41)
Garth Nix discusses his career as a writer of science fiction.
Local Author Makes Very Good Sacha Molitorisz , 1995 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 October 1995; (p. 11)
Saving Face at a Tutorial Helped Inspire First Novel Andy Stephens , 1991 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 June 1991; (p. 23)
Welcome to a World of Fantasy Josh Agatanovich , Kevin Clarke , Harry Ioannou , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 17 September 1996; (p. 11)
Accidental Author Makes The X-Files. Spooky! Pam Macintyre , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 6 September 1997; (p. 10)
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