y Hotel Bellevue single work   novel  
  • Author: Thomas Shapcott http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/shapcott-thomas-w
Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Hotel Bellevue
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Notes

  • Epigraph: At every moment of our life we are the descendents of ourselves, and the atavism which weighs on us is our past, preserved by habit. Marcel Proust, Letters
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Moorebank, Liverpool area, Sydney Southwest, Sydney, New South Wales,: Black Swan , 1988 .
      Extent: 228p.
      ISBN: 0552993301 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Engaging the Metaphorical City : Brisbane Male Fiction 1975-2007 Susan Carson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sweat : The Subtropical Imaginary 2011; (p. 45-53)
'Brisbane writers and writing are increasingly represented as important to the city's identity as a site of urban cool, at least in marketing and public relations paradigms. It is therefore remarkable that recent Brisbane fiction clings strongly to a particular relationship to the climatic and built environment that is often located in the past and which seemingly turns away, or at least elides, the 'new' technologically-driven Brisbane. Literary Brisbane is often depicted in the context of nostalgia for the Brisbane that once was—a tropical, timbered, luxuriant city in which sex is associated with heat, and, in particular, sweat. In this writing sweat can produced by adrenaline or heat, but in particular, in Brisbane novels, it is the sweat of sex that characterises the literary city. Given that Brisbane is in fact a subtropical city, it is interesting that metaphors of a tropical climate and vegetation occur so frequently in Brisbane stories (and narratives set in other parts of the state) that writer Thea Astley was prompted at one point to remark that Queensland writing was in danger of developing into a tropical cliché.' Susan Carson.
Queensland Novels : An Earlier Fitzgerald Inquiry Reba Gostand , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imago , September vol. 1 no. 2 1989; (p. 15-19)
Strength in Reticence Penelope Nelson , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 7-8 May 1988; (p. 12)

— Review of Hotel Bellevue Thomas Shapcott 1986 single work novel
Untitled John Webb , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , January vol. 2 no. 1 1987; (p. 15)

— Review of Hotel Bellevue Thomas Shapcott 1986 single work novel
A Study of Loss Jim Davidson , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , March no. 106 1987; (p. 69-70)

— Review of Hotel Bellevue Thomas Shapcott 1986 single work novel
Untitled John Webb , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , January vol. 2 no. 1 1987; (p. 15)

— Review of Hotel Bellevue Thomas Shapcott 1986 single work novel
Mapping the Morality of Modern Australian Peter Pierce , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 September 1986; (p. 47)

— Review of Hotel Bellevue Thomas Shapcott 1986 single work novel
Old Passions - and the Rape of Innocence Katharine England , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , October 1986; (p. 20)

— Review of Hotel Bellevue Thomas Shapcott 1986 single work novel
Ravaging the Beautiful Lucy Frost , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times on Sunday , 12 October 1986;

— Review of Hotel Bellevue Thomas Shapcott 1986 single work novel
Reading Events and Writing Sentences Gerald Murnane , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1986-1987) no. 87 1986; (p. 7-8)

— Review of Hotel Bellevue Thomas Shapcott 1986 single work novel
Engaging the Metaphorical City : Brisbane Male Fiction 1975-2007 Susan Carson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sweat : The Subtropical Imaginary 2011; (p. 45-53)
'Brisbane writers and writing are increasingly represented as important to the city's identity as a site of urban cool, at least in marketing and public relations paradigms. It is therefore remarkable that recent Brisbane fiction clings strongly to a particular relationship to the climatic and built environment that is often located in the past and which seemingly turns away, or at least elides, the 'new' technologically-driven Brisbane. Literary Brisbane is often depicted in the context of nostalgia for the Brisbane that once was—a tropical, timbered, luxuriant city in which sex is associated with heat, and, in particular, sweat. In this writing sweat can produced by adrenaline or heat, but in particular, in Brisbane novels, it is the sweat of sex that characterises the literary city. Given that Brisbane is in fact a subtropical city, it is interesting that metaphors of a tropical climate and vegetation occur so frequently in Brisbane stories (and narratives set in other parts of the state) that writer Thea Astley was prompted at one point to remark that Queensland writing was in danger of developing into a tropical cliché.' Susan Carson.
Queensland Novels : An Earlier Fitzgerald Inquiry Reba Gostand , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imago , September vol. 1 no. 2 1989; (p. 15-19)
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