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Issue Details: First known date: 1978 1978
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'Liza used to say that she saw her past life as a string of roughly-graded balls, and so did Hilda have a linear conception of hers, thinking of it as a track with detours. But for some years now I have likened mine to a globe suspended in my head, and ever since the shocking realisation that waste is irretrievalbe, I have been careful not to let this globe spin to expose the nether side on which my marriage has left its multitude of images.

'Nora Porteous has spent most of her life waiting to escape. Fleeing from her small-town family and then from her stifling marriage to a mean-spirited husband, Nora arrives finally in London where she creates a new life for herself as a successful dressmaker.

'Now in her seventies, Nora returns to Queensland to settle into her childhood home.

'But Nora has been away a long time, and the people and events of her past are not at all like she remembered them. And while some things never change, Nora is about to discover just how selective her 'globe of memory' has been.

'Tirra Lirra by the River is a moving account of one woman's remarkable life, a beautifully written novel which displays the lyrical brevity of Jessica Anderson's award-winning style.' (Publication summary)

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  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, large print.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Brooklyn, New York (City), New York (State),
c
United States of America (USA),
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Americas,
:
Melville House , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Afterword, Anna Funder , 1978 single work essay

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Macmillan , 1978 .
      Extent: 141p.
      Reprinted: 1979
      ISBN: 0333251334
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1980 .
      Extent: 141p.
      ISBN: 0140700854, 0140069453 (pbk.)
    • Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Penguin , 1984 .
      Extent: 141p.
      ISBN: 0140069453 (U.S. : pbk.)
    • Chippendale, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 1997 .
      Extent: 202p.
      ISBN: 0330359711
    • Brooklyn, New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Melville House , 2015 .
      862321783605459071.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 184p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 27th January 2015
      ISBN: 9781612193885
Alternative title: Hjemkomst
Language: Danish
    • Copenhagen,
      c
      Denmark,
      c
      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Hekla , 1986 .
      Extent: 173p.
      ISBN: 8774741470

Works about this Work

What I Owe : The Effect of Tirra Lirra by the River Anna Funder , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 75 no. 2 2016; (p. 144-153)
Reading Australia : Jessica Anderson's Tirra Lirra by the River' Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 369 2015; (p. 30-32)

'In 1978, Australia’s two most coveted national literary prizes of the time were both won by women: Helen Garner’s first novel Monkey Grip (1977) won the National Book Council Award for fiction, and the Miles Franklin Literary Award was won by Tirra Lirra by the River (1978), Jessica Anderson’s fourth novel. Both of these books have since become classics of Australian literature, rarely out of print and regularly rediscovered by new generations of readers.' (Author's introduction 30)

Australian Stories Reflect the Familiar in a Strange Light David Malouf , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 July 2015; (p. 19)
Word on the Street 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 May 2012; (p. 17)
The Tales of Strangers Carmen Callil , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , July no. 10 2012; (p. 61-66)
'Frances O'Beirne, the young heroine of The Commandant (1975), offers a key to the genius of Jessica Anderson: 'I am made up of hundreds of persons, and I never know which will come out.' Open Anderson's eight published works of fiction and you'll be presented with different worlds, all-encompassing, entirely absorbing, real.' (Author's introduction)
“Cranford at Moreton Bay”: Jessica Anderson’s The Commandant Susan Sheridan , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 72 no. 1 2012; (p. 121-135)
'The Commandant (1975) is an underrated work, not only in relation to Jessica Anderson's oeuvre but also in the wider context of Australian literature. This novel, set in the Moreton Bay penal station in 1830, appeared at a time when a number of significant historical novels, like Patrick White's A Fringe of Leaves, Thomas Keneally's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and Thea Astley's A Kindness Cup were challenging central myths of white settlement in Australia (Sheridan, 7-20). Among convict novels it stands out on account of its focus on the gaolers as themselves prisoners of the penal system, and in particular on the middle-class women whose lives were defined by their involvement in that system, through their menfolk. (Author's abstract)
The Queerness of Jessica Anderson's Fiction Damien Barlow , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 72 no. 1 2012; (p. 136-152)
'Gay men have a significant presence in Jessica Anderson's novels. From the first, An Ordinary Lunacy (1963), to her final work One of the Wattlebirds (1994), gay men appear as friends, assistants, confidants, "comrades", family members and in one instance as a fiance, of her central women characters. An Ordinary Lunacy presents arguably the first modern gay man in Australian literature, while Taking Shelter (1989), Anderson's most sexually ambiguous work, is the first Australian novel to concern itself with HIV/AIDS. In the award-winning and best-selling Tirra Lirra by the River (1978) gay men play pivotal roles. Unlike some of Anderson's contemporaries whose queerness has been explored by literary scholars - such as Patrick White or David Malouf - the rich array of queer representations in Anderson's oeuvre has been largely ignored. In light of this critical neglect this essay examines Anderson's representations of gay men and more generally non-normative sexualities. In particular, I argue that the queerness of Anderson's fiction offers the reader a nuanced and astute critique of the ways in which heterosexuality is privileged, fashioned and maintained as "natural" within late-twentieth-century Australian culture.' (Author's abstract)
Jessica Anderson's 'Tirra Lirra by the River' Claire Corbett , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , February 2012;

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Anderson's Lasting Legacy Sally Pryor , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 25 July 2010; (p. 26)
We Call Upon the Author to Explain : Theorising Writers' Festivals as Sites of Contemporary Public Culture Cori Stewart , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue 2010;
'This paper outlines a new vantage point for theorising today’s writers’ festivals as significant sites of contemporary public culture. Increasingly writers’ festivals claim to be both popular and important sites of public discussion and debate, and this paper’s empirical analysis of the 2007 Brisbane Writers Festival bears out these qualities. Yet, this Festival also positions itself as a thinking person’s alternative to the ‘unstoppable urge in TV and newspapers towards providing infotainment’, and claims ‘people are looking to our writers for the tools with which to think, not to be told what to think’ (Campbell, Making Sense of Our World). Addressing the mix of claims made for the 2007 Brisbane Writers Festival, as well as analysing the the topics discussed at the Festival, this paper examines the Festival’s multiple public culture roles and functions. Included in the topics discussed at the Festival are those typically produced and ciruclated in the media such as celebrity culture, and rather than viewing this content as trivialising and manipulative─as many critics of writers’ festivals have done─this paper illustrates how the media extended the 2007 Brisbane Writers Festival’s public culture function.' (Author's abstract)
Tirra Lirra and Beyond: Jessica Anderson’s Truthful Fictions Susan Sheridan , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 324 2010; (p. 47-49)
Rejected by America? Some Tensions in Australian–American Literary Relations Louise Poland , Ivor Indyk , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 309-322)
'This chapter focuses on the period from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s, a watershed period in Australia-US literary relations, which saw the publicatin in the US of Australian novelists Peter Carey, David Malouf, Jessica Anderson, Thea Astley, Elizabeth Jolley, Helen Garner, Tim Winton and Beverley Farmer among others, but which was also crossed by tensions and contradictions which led to confusion, disappointment, lost opportunities, and sometimes the outright rejection of important Australian authors and their books. Among these tensions, we look at three in particular: the promising but limited role played by the multinational publisher (in this case Penguin Books) offering Australian titles through its US affiliate (Viking Penguin); the intervention by literary agents in Australia - US literary publishing relations; and the difference in values between the two cultures, which served to hinder the appreciation of important works of Australian writing.' (p. 309)
Building Bridges : Classic Australian Texts and Critical Theory in the Senior English Classroom Larissa McLean-Davies , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 44 no. 2 2009; (p. 7-15)
'In the past two years much has been said, by both media and government, about the role of secondary English teachers in promoting "classic" Australian literature. This article contends that the dominant voices in this discourse, which emphasise cultural heritage over rational and theorised approaches to texts, fail to recognise the ways in which critical theory can be used to facilitate student connection and engagement with classic works, and thus maintain rather than bridge cultural and historic divides. To explore the argument, this paper draws on a classic Australian text that continues to be much used (and loved) in secondary classrooms: Jessica Anderson's Tirra Lirra by the River. My aim is to both explore a theoretical paradigm which will offer a new reading of this significant Australian text, and also to suggest an approach to reading and teaching classic Australian literature which investigates an alternative to the more traditional pedagogies that have dominated media responses to this issue.' (Author's abstract.)
Images of Australia in Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson C. Bruna Mancini , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imagined Australia : Reflections around the Reciprocal Construction of Identity between Australia and Europe 2009; (p. 293-301)
Lost and (Then) Found : The Quest For Home in 'Benang', 'Tirra Lirra By The River' and 'Requiem For a Rainbow' Reema Sarwal , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fact and Fiction : Readings in Australian Literature 2008; (p. 240-251) Australia and India : Convergences and Divergences 2010; (p. 111-123)
Tirra Lirra by the River : Jessica Anderson (1916- ) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 183-186)
'Where No Knight in Armour Has Ever Trod' : The Arthurianism of Jessica Anderson's Heroines Louise D'Arcens , 2005-2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture 2006; (p. 61-80)
Louise D'Arcens examines the differences in the way two heroines from novels by Jessica Anderson read Arthurian legends. She suggests that 'the transition between the two heroines' medievalisms reflects the changing significance of the Middle Ages as an imaginative prism through which Australian experience has been refracted. The development they embody [...] is an index of Australia's transition from colonial dependency at the beginning of the twentieth century to cultural autonomy and sovereignty a the century's end' (62-63).
Turning Up the Heat on the 'Warm Zone': A Novel Reading of Jessica Anderson's Queensland Jane Gilpin , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , vol. 12 no. 2 2000; (p. 32-44)
Contemporary Classic Roger McDonald , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 200 1998; (p. 39)

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Tirra Lirra! Tales of Purloined Letters and Edited Destinies Dominique Hecq , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Contact and the Culmination : Essays in Honour of Hena Maes-Jelinek 1997; (p. 171-182)
Examines Anderson's novel in the light of the author's use of Tennyson's 'The Lady of Shalott', focussing on the artist-as-exile theme.
Tirra Lirra by the River Betty Pybus , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Womanspeak , June-July vol. 4 no. 5 1979; (p. 26)

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Exploring the Territory : Some Recent Australian Novels Peter Pierce , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 38 no. 2 1979; (p. 225-233) Oceanic Literature , no. 5 1983; (p. 332-345)

— Review of An Imaginary Life : A Novel David Malouf 1978 single work novel ; The Year of Living Dangerously Christopher Koch 1978 single work novel ; Bitter Bread Ronald McKie 1978 single work novel ; Idlers in the Land Keith Thomas 1978 single work novel ; Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel ; The Bitter Lotus Richard Beilby 1978 single work novel ; Where the Queens All Strayed Barbara Hanrahan 1978 single work novel ; Silent Reach Osmar E. White 1978 single work novel
Camelot Between the Wars Cliff Hanna , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 40 no. 3 1980; (p. 360-363)

— Review of Water Under the Bridge : A Novel Sumner Locke Elliott 1977 single work novel ; Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Untitled Roger McDonald , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 6 1978;

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Untitled J. Bedford , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 9 September 1978; (p. 41)

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Untitled Delys Bird , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 25 no. 4 1980; (p. 78-80)

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Untitled Jeanne Buckley , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Library Journal , 1 December no. 108 1983; (p. 2261)

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Going Home Again Peter S. Prescott , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Newsweek , 23 January no. 103 1984; (p. 67)

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Living Without Lancelot Harriet Waugh , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 19 February 1984; (p. 24)

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
The Pain of Eviction is the Relocation of Self Carol Ames , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Los Angeles Times Book Review , 8 January 1984; (p. 9)

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Untitled C. Rooke , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Malahat Review , no. 68 1984; (p. 143)

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Untitled Delys Bird , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Untitled Roslynn D. Haynes , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Untitled Cassandra Pybus , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Untitled Imre Salusinszky , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Contemporary Classic Roger McDonald , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 200 1998; (p. 39)

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Two Voices from Off the Beaten Track Patricia Rolfe , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 12 September vol. 99 no. 5125 1978; (p. 67-68)

— Review of Pieces for a Glass Piano Gerard Lee 1978 selected work short story ; Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Jessica Anderson's 'Tirra Lirra by the River' Claire Corbett , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , February 2012;

— Review of Tirra Lirra by the River Jessica Anderson 1978 single work novel
Tirra Lirra by the Brisbane River Donat Gallagher , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 10 no. 1 1981; (p. 101-110)
Queensland Literature : Is It Different? Garry Winter , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 15 no. 3 1987; (p. 45-51)
'Where No Knight in Armour Has Ever Trod' : The Arthurianism of Jessica Anderson's Heroines Louise D'Arcens , 2005-2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture 2006; (p. 61-80)
Louise D'Arcens examines the differences in the way two heroines from novels by Jessica Anderson read Arthurian legends. She suggests that 'the transition between the two heroines' medievalisms reflects the changing significance of the Middle Ages as an imaginative prism through which Australian experience has been refracted. The development they embody [...] is an index of Australia's transition from colonial dependency at the beginning of the twentieth century to cultural autonomy and sovereignty a the century's end' (62-63).
Women, Law and Literature : Representations of Women and the Law in American and Australian Fiction Elaine Barry , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Happy Couple : Law and Literature 1994; (p. 99-113)
Tirra Lirra by the River : Jessica Anderson (1916- ) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 183-186)
Lost and (Then) Found : The Quest For Home in 'Benang', 'Tirra Lirra By The River' and 'Requiem For a Rainbow' Reema Sarwal , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fact and Fiction : Readings in Australian Literature 2008; (p. 240-251) Australia and India : Convergences and Divergences 2010; (p. 111-123)
y Your Place or Mine : Marginalisation and Place in Three Novels by Jessica Anderson : A Dissertation Susan Sophia Pritchard , Brisbane : 1989 Z1589582 1989 single work thesis
Building Bridges : Classic Australian Texts and Critical Theory in the Senior English Classroom Larissa McLean-Davies , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 44 no. 2 2009; (p. 7-15)
'In the past two years much has been said, by both media and government, about the role of secondary English teachers in promoting "classic" Australian literature. This article contends that the dominant voices in this discourse, which emphasise cultural heritage over rational and theorised approaches to texts, fail to recognise the ways in which critical theory can be used to facilitate student connection and engagement with classic works, and thus maintain rather than bridge cultural and historic divides. To explore the argument, this paper draws on a classic Australian text that continues to be much used (and loved) in secondary classrooms: Jessica Anderson's Tirra Lirra by the River. My aim is to both explore a theoretical paradigm which will offer a new reading of this significant Australian text, and also to suggest an approach to reading and teaching classic Australian literature which investigates an alternative to the more traditional pedagogies that have dominated media responses to this issue.' (Author's abstract.)
Images of Australia in Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson C. Bruna Mancini , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imagined Australia : Reflections around the Reciprocal Construction of Identity between Australia and Europe 2009; (p. 293-301)
Anderson's Lasting Legacy Sally Pryor , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 25 July 2010; (p. 26)
We Call Upon the Author to Explain : Theorising Writers' Festivals as Sites of Contemporary Public Culture Cori Stewart , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue 2010;
'This paper outlines a new vantage point for theorising today’s writers’ festivals as significant sites of contemporary public culture. Increasingly writers’ festivals claim to be both popular and important sites of public discussion and debate, and this paper’s empirical analysis of the 2007 Brisbane Writers Festival bears out these qualities. Yet, this Festival also positions itself as a thinking person’s alternative to the ‘unstoppable urge in TV and newspapers towards providing infotainment’, and claims ‘people are looking to our writers for the tools with which to think, not to be told what to think’ (Campbell, Making Sense of Our World). Addressing the mix of claims made for the 2007 Brisbane Writers Festival, as well as analysing the the topics discussed at the Festival, this paper examines the Festival’s multiple public culture roles and functions. Included in the topics discussed at the Festival are those typically produced and ciruclated in the media such as celebrity culture, and rather than viewing this content as trivialising and manipulative─as many critics of writers’ festivals have done─this paper illustrates how the media extended the 2007 Brisbane Writers Festival’s public culture function.' (Author's abstract)
Tirra Lirra and Beyond: Jessica Anderson’s Truthful Fictions Susan Sheridan , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 324 2010; (p. 47-49)
Rejected by America? Some Tensions in Australian–American Literary Relations Louise Poland , Ivor Indyk , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 309-322)
'This chapter focuses on the period from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s, a watershed period in Australia-US literary relations, which saw the publicatin in the US of Australian novelists Peter Carey, David Malouf, Jessica Anderson, Thea Astley, Elizabeth Jolley, Helen Garner, Tim Winton and Beverley Farmer among others, but which was also crossed by tensions and contradictions which led to confusion, disappointment, lost opportunities, and sometimes the outright rejection of important Australian authors and their books. Among these tensions, we look at three in particular: the promising but limited role played by the multinational publisher (in this case Penguin Books) offering Australian titles through its US affiliate (Viking Penguin); the intervention by literary agents in Australia - US literary publishing relations; and the difference in values between the two cultures, which served to hinder the appreciation of important works of Australian writing.' (p. 309)
Word on the Street 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 May 2012; (p. 17)
The Tales of Strangers Carmen Callil , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , July no. 10 2012; (p. 61-66)
'Frances O'Beirne, the young heroine of The Commandant (1975), offers a key to the genius of Jessica Anderson: 'I am made up of hundreds of persons, and I never know which will come out.' Open Anderson's eight published works of fiction and you'll be presented with different worlds, all-encompassing, entirely absorbing, real.' (Author's introduction)
“Cranford at Moreton Bay”: Jessica Anderson’s The Commandant Susan Sheridan , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 72 no. 1 2012; (p. 121-135)
'The Commandant (1975) is an underrated work, not only in relation to Jessica Anderson's oeuvre but also in the wider context of Australian literature. This novel, set in the Moreton Bay penal station in 1830, appeared at a time when a number of significant historical novels, like Patrick White's A Fringe of Leaves, Thomas Keneally's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and Thea Astley's A Kindness Cup were challenging central myths of white settlement in Australia (Sheridan, 7-20). Among convict novels it stands out on account of its focus on the gaolers as themselves prisoners of the penal system, and in particular on the middle-class women whose lives were defined by their involvement in that system, through their menfolk. (Author's abstract)
The Queerness of Jessica Anderson's Fiction Damien Barlow , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 72 no. 1 2012; (p. 136-152)
'Gay men have a significant presence in Jessica Anderson's novels. From the first, An Ordinary Lunacy (1963), to her final work One of the Wattlebirds (1994), gay men appear as friends, assistants, confidants, "comrades", family members and in one instance as a fiance, of her central women characters. An Ordinary Lunacy presents arguably the first modern gay man in Australian literature, while Taking Shelter (1989), Anderson's most sexually ambiguous work, is the first Australian novel to concern itself with HIV/AIDS. In the award-winning and best-selling Tirra Lirra by the River (1978) gay men play pivotal roles. Unlike some of Anderson's contemporaries whose queerness has been explored by literary scholars - such as Patrick White or David Malouf - the rich array of queer representations in Anderson's oeuvre has been largely ignored. In light of this critical neglect this essay examines Anderson's representations of gay men and more generally non-normative sexualities. In particular, I argue that the queerness of Anderson's fiction offers the reader a nuanced and astute critique of the ways in which heterosexuality is privileged, fashioned and maintained as "natural" within late-twentieth-century Australian culture.' (Author's abstract)
Mates or Martyrs Jennifer Ellison (interviewer), 1989 extract interview
— Appears in: Eight Voices of the Eighties : Stories, Journalism and Criticism by Australian Women Writers 1989; (p. 233-238)
Talking/Listening : Anecdotal Style in Recent Australian Women's Fiction Paul Salzman , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 49 no. 4 1989; (p. 539-553)
Jessica Anderson : Interview Daniel R. Willbanks (interviewer), 1992 single work interview
— Appears in: Speaking Volumes : Australian Writers and Their Work 1992; (p. 15-25)
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