y Disturbing Element single work   autobiography  
Is part of Imprint Lives series - publisher
Issue Details: First known date: 1963 1963
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Notes

  • Also published in braille and sound recording formats.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Collins , 1976 .
      Extent: 271p.
      Edition info: A Fontana book.
      Reprinted: 1981
      ISBN: 0006144683 (pbk.)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Fontana , 1987 .
      Extent: 271p.
      ISBN: 0006542476
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1991 .
      Extent: 271p.
      Note/s:
      • Part of Imprint Lives series.
      ISBN: 0207171114 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

The Materialization and Transformation of Xavier Herbert : A Body of Work Committed to Australia Russell McDougall , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Engaging with Literature of Commitment : The Worldly Scholar (Volume 2) 2012; (p. 187-200)
‘When the Australian novelist Xavier Herbert applied for a War Service Pension in 1975, the Western Australian authorities were unable to verify his existence. The Deputy Commissioner requested that he supply his birth certificate. ‘Of course I do not have one,’ he responded, ‘have never had one.’ He had been born, he said, at a time and a place when records often were not kept, a frontier space where established social conventions had given way to makeshift. He had been told that he was born on 15 May 1901, and had always operated on that assumption, until now being informed that he had no official existence at all.’ (Author’s introduction 187)
y Xavier Herbert : A Biography Frances De Groen , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z403827 1998 single work biography This first biography of Xavier Herbert (1901-1984) explores the contradictions at the core of his turbulent life and career. It charts his lifelong quest to discover the reality of his existence and to forge a larger-than-life identity.
Why Are Poms Called Poms James MacLean , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: Ozwords , April vol. 2 no. 1 1995; (p. 1-2)
Worthwhile Sortie into Literary Past Mark Thomas , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 November 1991; (p. 21)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel ; The Salzburg Tales Christina Stead 1934 selected work short story ; The Pea Pickers Eve Langley 1942 single work novel ; The Watch Tower Elizabeth Harrower 1966 single work novel ; Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
New Paperbacks Robin Lucas , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 August 1991; (p. 40)

— Review of Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography ; The Retreat of Radiance Ian Moffitt 1982 single work novel
Rake's Progress of a Great Lover and a Great Hater Duncan Graham , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 22 September 1990; (p. 6)
y Xavier Herbert's Treatment of Children and Adolescents in Disturbing Element, Capricornia and Soldiers' Women Paul Sherman , St Lucia : 1983 Z990594 1983 single work thesis
Collection of Tales from the West Judah Waten , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 August 1976; (p. 22)

— Review of New Country : A Selection of Western Australian Short Stories 1976 anthology short story ; Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography ; Larger Than Life : Twenty Short Stories Xavier Herbert 1963 selected work short story
Disturbin' Helement Ross Smith , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: North , June no. 2 1964; (p. 11)

— Review of Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
Three Autobiographies Geoffrey Serle , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 29 1964; (p. 60)

— Review of The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony : An Australian Autobiography Hal Porter 1963 single work autobiography ; Child of the Hurricane : An Autobiography Katharine Susannah Prichard 1963 single work autobiography ; Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
Autobiographical Jack Lindsay , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , December vol. 23 no. 4 1964; (p. 443-445)

— Review of Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography ; Blizzard and Fire : A Year at Mawson, Antarctica John Bechervaise 1963 single work autobiography ; The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony : An Australian Autobiography Hal Porter 1963 single work autobiography ; Child of the Hurricane : An Autobiography Katharine Susannah Prichard 1963 single work autobiography
Untitled Scrutarius , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 30 no. 1 1964; (p. 43)

— Review of Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
Not for Delicate People Jillian Robertson , 1963 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 October vol. 85 no. 4366 1963; (p. 25-27)
Young Herb Nancy Keesing , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 October vol. 85 no. 4367 1963; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
Untitled Leonie Kramer , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Books for Comment , 4 October no. 5 1963;

— Review of Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
The Artist As a Young Rascal Stephen Murray-Smith , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November vol. 3 no. 1 1963; (p. 33)

— Review of Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
Disturbin' Helement Ross Smith , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: North , June no. 2 1964; (p. 11)

— Review of Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
Three Autobiographies Geoffrey Serle , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 29 1964; (p. 60)

— Review of The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony : An Australian Autobiography Hal Porter 1963 single work autobiography ; Child of the Hurricane : An Autobiography Katharine Susannah Prichard 1963 single work autobiography ; Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
Collection of Tales from the West Judah Waten , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 August 1976; (p. 22)

— Review of New Country : A Selection of Western Australian Short Stories 1976 anthology short story ; Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography ; Larger Than Life : Twenty Short Stories Xavier Herbert 1963 selected work short story
Worthwhile Sortie into Literary Past Mark Thomas , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 November 1991; (p. 21)

— Review of Landtakers : The Story of an Epoch Brian Penton 1934 single work novel ; The Salzburg Tales Christina Stead 1934 selected work short story ; The Pea Pickers Eve Langley 1942 single work novel ; The Watch Tower Elizabeth Harrower 1966 single work novel ; Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
Young Herb Nancy Keesing , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 October vol. 85 no. 4367 1963; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
Untitled Leonie Kramer , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Books for Comment , 4 October no. 5 1963;

— Review of Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
The Artist As a Young Rascal Stephen Murray-Smith , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November vol. 3 no. 1 1963; (p. 33)

— Review of Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
Autobiographical Jack Lindsay , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , December vol. 23 no. 4 1964; (p. 443-445)

— Review of Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography ; Blizzard and Fire : A Year at Mawson, Antarctica John Bechervaise 1963 single work autobiography ; The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony : An Australian Autobiography Hal Porter 1963 single work autobiography ; Child of the Hurricane : An Autobiography Katharine Susannah Prichard 1963 single work autobiography
Untitled Scrutarius , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 30 no. 1 1964; (p. 43)

— Review of Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography
New Paperbacks Robin Lucas , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 August 1991; (p. 40)

— Review of Disturbing Element Xavier Herbert 1963 single work autobiography ; The Retreat of Radiance Ian Moffitt 1982 single work novel
The Materialization and Transformation of Xavier Herbert : A Body of Work Committed to Australia Russell McDougall , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Engaging with Literature of Commitment : The Worldly Scholar (Volume 2) 2012; (p. 187-200)
‘When the Australian novelist Xavier Herbert applied for a War Service Pension in 1975, the Western Australian authorities were unable to verify his existence. The Deputy Commissioner requested that he supply his birth certificate. ‘Of course I do not have one,’ he responded, ‘have never had one.’ He had been born, he said, at a time and a place when records often were not kept, a frontier space where established social conventions had given way to makeshift. He had been told that he was born on 15 May 1901, and had always operated on that assumption, until now being informed that he had no official existence at all.’ (Author’s introduction 187)
Not for Delicate People Jillian Robertson , 1963 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 October vol. 85 no. 4366 1963; (p. 25-27)
y Xavier Herbert : A Biography Frances De Groen , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z403827 1998 single work biography This first biography of Xavier Herbert (1901-1984) explores the contradictions at the core of his turbulent life and career. It charts his lifelong quest to discover the reality of his existence and to forge a larger-than-life identity.
Rake's Progress of a Great Lover and a Great Hater Duncan Graham , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 22 September 1990; (p. 6)
y Xavier Herbert's Treatment of Children and Adolescents in Disturbing Element, Capricornia and Soldiers' Women Paul Sherman , St Lucia : 1983 Z990594 1983 single work thesis
Why Are Poms Called Poms James MacLean , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: Ozwords , April vol. 2 no. 1 1995; (p. 1-2)
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