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    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Melbourne University Press , 1992 .
      Extent: x, 294p., [6]p. of platesp.
      Edition info: 1st paperback edition with corrections.
      Description: illus., ports., bibl.
      ISBN: 0522845010 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

“Whichever and Whatever It Was” : Rendering War and Peace in Australian WWI Narratives Clare Rhoden , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 73 no. 3 2016;
'Australian narratives of World War I (WWI) reflect a different but characteristic commemoration of that event. While the best (to modern eyes) novels of WWI present a comprehensive picture of disillusionment, futility and waste, Australian stories proffer the view that the war was worthwhile, and that the sacrifices of the Anzacs were honourable and justified. In placing WWI as a salient marker denoting the origin of the nation, Australian texts diverge from the revered WWI canon’s convincing portrayal of the war as a symbol of civilisation’s demise. Even accepting this divergence, however, there is much in Australian narratives that amplifies the memorialisation of the war in Australian society.' (Introduction)
Lovely Boys, Good Blokes, and Bonzer Bints : Love and Eroticism in British and Australian Great War Narratives Clare Rhoden , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 28 no. 1 2014; (p. 155-165, 257)
'Rhoden examines love and eroticisam in British and Australian Great War narratives. Interestingly, Australian narratives, with their protagonists even more separated from their women, are also likely to eschew homosexual themes. Although male tenderness exists, it is represented as being of a much lesser degree, at least in its physical manifestation. Male-male friendship–mateships–represented by Australian authors may carry undertones of emotional and physical intensity, but this is usually expressed in curt, economical gestures. The "lovely boys" of British works give way to a bunch of good blokes. Readers need to look more closely for evidence of romance and special individual bonds.' (Publication abstract)
Insufficient Facts to Understand My Lai Peter Pierce , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 July 1992; (p. C8)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Archaic View of War Kathy Kizilos , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Herald , 3 February. 1989; (p. 12)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Reviews James Wieland , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 14 no. 1 1989; (p. 130-135)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism ; A Mere Private Eric Partridge 1928 single work autobiography
Untitled Judith Smart , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Victorian Historical Journal , September vol. 60 no. 2-4 1989; (p. 74-76)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Untitled John Rickard , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Aumla , November no. 72 1989; (p. 365-367)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Untitled J. M. Lee , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , December no. 3 1989; (p. 107-109)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Shelf Life [3 December 1988] Rod Usher , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 3 December 1988; (p. 15)
Big-noting Created the Anzac Legend Michael McKernan , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 April, 1988; (p. 70)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Writing Down our Warrior Myths Mark Thomas , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 May 1988; (p. B6)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Exploding the Myths of War Peter Pierce , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 April, 1988; (p. 13)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Mythology in the Making Sue Murray , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 103 1988; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Rhetoric and Legends in our War Reporting Peter Charlton , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 May 1988; (p. 6)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Australian Digger : Fact or Mythology? Jim Comerford , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 18 June 1988; (p. 10)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
`Big Noting' Questions ANZAC - and Other Cherished Myths Henry S. Albinski , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Winter vol. 2 no. 2 1988; (p. 132)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Book Reviews J. Barrett , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , November no. 23 1988; (p. 106-108)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Big-noting Created the Anzac Legend Michael McKernan , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 April, 1988; (p. 70)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Writing Down our Warrior Myths Mark Thomas , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 May 1988; (p. B6)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Exploding the Myths of War Peter Pierce , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 April, 1988; (p. 13)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Mythology in the Making Sue Murray , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 103 1988; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Rhetoric and Legends in our War Reporting Peter Charlton , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 May 1988; (p. 6)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Australian Digger : Fact or Mythology? Jim Comerford , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 18 June 1988; (p. 10)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
`Big Noting' Questions ANZAC - and Other Cherished Myths Henry S. Albinski , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Winter vol. 2 no. 2 1988; (p. 132)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Book Reviews J. Barrett , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , November no. 23 1988; (p. 106-108)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Archaic View of War Kathy Kizilos , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Herald , 3 February. 1989; (p. 12)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Reviews James Wieland , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 14 no. 1 1989; (p. 130-135)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism ; A Mere Private Eric Partridge 1928 single work autobiography
Untitled Judith Smart , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Victorian Historical Journal , September vol. 60 no. 2-4 1989; (p. 74-76)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Untitled John Rickard , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Aumla , November no. 72 1989; (p. 365-367)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Untitled J. M. Lee , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , December no. 3 1989; (p. 107-109)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Insufficient Facts to Understand My Lai Peter Pierce , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 July 1992; (p. C8)

— Review of Big-Noting : The Heroic Theme in Australian War Writing Robin Gerster 1987 single work criticism
Shelf Life [3 December 1988] Rod Usher , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 3 December 1988; (p. 15)
Lovely Boys, Good Blokes, and Bonzer Bints : Love and Eroticism in British and Australian Great War Narratives Clare Rhoden , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 28 no. 1 2014; (p. 155-165, 257)
'Rhoden examines love and eroticisam in British and Australian Great War narratives. Interestingly, Australian narratives, with their protagonists even more separated from their women, are also likely to eschew homosexual themes. Although male tenderness exists, it is represented as being of a much lesser degree, at least in its physical manifestation. Male-male friendship–mateships–represented by Australian authors may carry undertones of emotional and physical intensity, but this is usually expressed in curt, economical gestures. The "lovely boys" of British works give way to a bunch of good blokes. Readers need to look more closely for evidence of romance and special individual bonds.' (Publication abstract)
“Whichever and Whatever It Was” : Rendering War and Peace in Australian WWI Narratives Clare Rhoden , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 73 no. 3 2016;
'Australian narratives of World War I (WWI) reflect a different but characteristic commemoration of that event. While the best (to modern eyes) novels of WWI present a comprehensive picture of disillusionment, futility and waste, Australian stories proffer the view that the war was worthwhile, and that the sacrifices of the Anzacs were honourable and justified. In placing WWI as a salient marker denoting the origin of the nation, Australian texts diverge from the revered WWI canon’s convincing portrayal of the war as a symbol of civilisation’s demise. Even accepting this divergence, however, there is much in Australian narratives that amplifies the memorialisation of the war in Australian society.' (Introduction)
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