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Issue Details: First known date: 1990 1990
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'Belle's mother was a drummer in an all-women's group before she turned vegetarian and went to live in a shack in the hills. Her father was a trumpeter Belle met for the first time in a Manhattan jazz bar. She had a husband, too, briefly - an upwardly mobile deputy librarian searching for the perfect sauce.Belle even had a best friend once, whose ebullience was finally subdued in vermouth and leather sofas.Their selves were their centres, and Belle realized she'd have to research much further to find her own ...' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: If this morning and this meeting are dreams; each of us has to believe that he is the dreamer. perhaps we have stopped dreaming, perhaps not. Our obvious duty, meanwhile, is to accept the dream just as we accept the world and being born and seeing and breathing. from 'The Other' (The Book of Sand) by Jorge Luis Borges. (translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni).

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    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Heinemann , 1990 .
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      Extent: 223p.
      ISBN: 9781863300650

Works about this Work

Portrayal of Librarians in Australian Creative Writing Australian Library Journal Michael Middleton , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Library Journal , June vol. 60 no. 2 2011; (p. 144-154)
'An exploration is made of the ways in which librarians have been depicted in Australian creative writing. Reference is made to characters in novels, short stories, drama and poetry. With respect to novels, there is some consideration of characterisation and its relationship to plot.' Michael Middleton.
Thea Astley : Writing in Overpoweringly a Male Dominated Literary World Megha Trivedi , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Indian Review of World Literature in English , July vol. 6 no. 2 2010;
This paper is an attempt to explore different themes in the novels of Thea Astley.(p. 1)
Thea Astley's Failed Eden Paul Genoni , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds 2006; (p. 153-163)
Thea Astley : Exploring the Centre Paul Genoni , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Subverting the Empire : Explorers and Exploration in Australian Fiction 2004; (p. 97-144)
The Photographic Eye: The Camera in Recent Australian Fiction Paul Genoni , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 16 no. 2 2002; (p. 137-141)
Genoni discusses Australian novels, published largely in the late 1990s, that feature 'a character who is a cameraman or woman, sometimes professional, sometimes amateur, but to whom the world is framed, filtered and focused through the lens, the viewfinder, and the zoom.' He concludes, 'if we accept that space is produced by discursive practices, then we must question whether the text that is embedded in over 150 years of photgraphic production has not shaped an imagination that encounters space in terms of time as well as, or perhaps rather than, place.'
'Passing Ghosts' : Reading the Family Album in Thea Astley's It's Raining in Mango and Reaching Tin River Julie Mullaney , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Summer vol. 16 no. 1 2001; (p. 23-44)
Subverting the Empire : Exploration in the Fiction of Thea Astley and Peter Carey Paul Genoni , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 70 2001; (p. 13-21; notes 151-152)
"This article examines the way in which contemporary Australian novelists use various tropes derived from exploration in order to embellish themes of personal search in their fiction. By doing so they have borrowed from the language and myths created by what was essentially an exercise in imperialism, and applied them to the quest by individuals in the settler society to find a permanent spiritual home in the new country." (p.13)
Thea Astley-'Completely Neutered' : Gender, Reception and Reputation Debra Adelaide , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring vol. 57 no. 3 1997; (p. 182-190) Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds 2006; (p. 135-141)
Are Women's Novels Feminist Novels? : An Australian Perspective Jennifer Strauss , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Major minorities : English literatures in transit 1993; (p. 35-53)
Thea Astley : Writing the Parish and Extending the Metaphor Robert L. Ross , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: International Literature in English : Essays on the Major Writers 1991; (p. 593-602) Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds 2006; (p. 90-98)
Untitled Shane McCauley , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , December and vol. 6 no. 1 January vol. 5 no. 12 1991; (p. 13)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Wide Horizons: Australian Science Fiction Brian Forte , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Editions , March-April no. 10 1991; (p. 13-14)

— Review of Rynosseros Terry Dowling 1990 selected work short story ; Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel ; A Pursuit of Miracles : Eight Stories George Turner 1990 selected work short story ; Salt Gabrielle Lord 1990 single work novel ; My Lady Tongue and Other Tales Lucy Sussex 1990 selected work short story
Life as a Can of Worms Lee Shrubb , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 35 no. 5 1991; (p. 73-76)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Untitled David A. Myers , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Imago , April vol. 3 no. 1 1991; (p. 81-83)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Untitled Daniel R. Willbanks , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Spring vol. 65 no. 2 1991; (p. 361)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel ; Fairyland : A Novel Sumner Locke Elliott 1990 single work novel
What Price Equanimity? Phyllis Fahrie Edelson , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Belles-Lettres (US) , vol. 6 no. 2 1991; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Time Travellers Helen Daniel , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald (Sunday Review) , 2 December 1990; (p. 37)
Enjoying Fantasies Through Writing Robert Hefner , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 April 1990; (p. 23)
Cooler, Calmer and More Collected Candida Baker , 1990 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 31 March 1990; (p. 6)
Written in Her Genes Peter Graven , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 8 April 1990; (p. 35)
Untitled Shane McCauley , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , December and vol. 6 no. 1 January vol. 5 no. 12 1991; (p. 13)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Travelling Inwards Rosemary Sorensen , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 1 1990; (p. 48-54)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel ; Flying Lessons Susan Johnson 1990 single work novel
About Books Marion Halligan , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: National Library of Australia News , October vol. 1 no. 1 1990; (p. 8-11)

— Review of The Kadaitcha Sung Sam Watson 1990 single work novel ; Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel ; Sheep and the Diva : Stories David Brooks 1990 selected work short story ; The Mighty World of Eye : Stories, Anti-Stories David Parker 1990 selected work short story criticism ; Isobars Janette Turner Hospital 1990 selected work short story ; Charades Janette Turner Hospital 1988 single work novel ; The Great World David Malouf 1990 single work novel ; Flying Lessons Susan Johnson 1990 single work novel ; Invisible Histories Geoff Page 1989 selected work short story poetry biography ; Marriages Amy Witting 1990 selected work short story ; Ingelba and the Five Black Matriarchs 1990 single work life story ; The Story of the Year of 1912 in the Village of Elza Darzins : A Novel Thea Welsh 1990 single work novel ; A Body of Water : A Year's Notebook Beverley Farmer 1990 selected work autobiography short story poetry diary ; Smyrna : A Novel Tony Maniaty 1989 single work novel
Untitled Damien Broderick , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 June 1990; (p. 8)

— Review of Rynosseros Terry Dowling 1990 selected work short story ; Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Wide Horizons: Australian Science Fiction Brian Forte , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Editions , March-April no. 10 1991; (p. 13-14)

— Review of Rynosseros Terry Dowling 1990 selected work short story ; Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel ; A Pursuit of Miracles : Eight Stories George Turner 1990 selected work short story ; Salt Gabrielle Lord 1990 single work novel ; My Lady Tongue and Other Tales Lucy Sussex 1990 selected work short story
Eco's Latest Hopeless or Fascinating Louise Kennedy , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 November 1990; (p. 24)

— Review of Painted Woman Sue Woolfe 1989 single work novel ; Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
A Bold Pilgrimage Helen Daniel , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 March 1990; (p. 8)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
A Dream of Escape to the Past Sandy Forbes , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 April 1990; (p. 23)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
A Paper Guy to Call Her Own Judith Freeman , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Los Angeles Times Book Review , 10 June 1990; (p. 3)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Concentric Eccentric Dennis Davison , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 14-15 April 1990; (p. 5)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Eccentric, Excellent, it's Astley Sue Gough , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 March 1990; (p. 7)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Joyful Noises Andrea Stretton , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 March 1990; (p. 81)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Life Around the Barbecue Pit Katharine England , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 March 1990; (p. 16)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Paperbacks Penelope Nelson , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 20-21 October 1990; (p. 7)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Seeking a Center that Will Hold Valerie Miner , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Washington Post Book World , 29 April 1990; (p. 11)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
She Fell for a Photo Ursula Perrin , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 22 April 1990; (p. 13)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Thea Astley's New Novel Searches for "the Center"... Robert L. Ross , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 4 no. 1 1990; (p. 66)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Untitled Betty Birskys , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Queensland Writer , July/August vol. 2 no. 1 1990; (p. 17-18)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
West Rises to the Occasion Steven Kafkarisos , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , February vol. 69 no. 1001 1990; (p. 32)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
Life as a Can of Worms Lee Shrubb , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 35 no. 5 1991; (p. 73-76)

— Review of Reaching Tin River Thea Astley 1990 single work novel
'Passing Ghosts' : Reading the Family Album in Thea Astley's It's Raining in Mango and Reaching Tin River Julie Mullaney , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Summer vol. 16 no. 1 2001; (p. 23-44)
The Photographic Eye: The Camera in Recent Australian Fiction Paul Genoni , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 16 no. 2 2002; (p. 137-141)
Genoni discusses Australian novels, published largely in the late 1990s, that feature 'a character who is a cameraman or woman, sometimes professional, sometimes amateur, but to whom the world is framed, filtered and focused through the lens, the viewfinder, and the zoom.' He concludes, 'if we accept that space is produced by discursive practices, then we must question whether the text that is embedded in over 150 years of photgraphic production has not shaped an imagination that encounters space in terms of time as well as, or perhaps rather than, place.'
Thea Astley : Exploring the Centre Paul Genoni , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Subverting the Empire : Explorers and Exploration in Australian Fiction 2004; (p. 97-144)
Thea Astley's Failed Eden Paul Genoni , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds 2006; (p. 153-163)
Thea Astley : Writing in Overpoweringly a Male Dominated Literary World Megha Trivedi , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Indian Review of World Literature in English , July vol. 6 no. 2 2010;
This paper is an attempt to explore different themes in the novels of Thea Astley.(p. 1)
Portrayal of Librarians in Australian Creative Writing Australian Library Journal Michael Middleton , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Library Journal , June vol. 60 no. 2 2011; (p. 144-154)
'An exploration is made of the ways in which librarians have been depicted in Australian creative writing. Reference is made to characters in novels, short stories, drama and poetry. With respect to novels, there is some consideration of characterisation and its relationship to plot.' Michael Middleton.
Time Travellers Helen Daniel , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald (Sunday Review) , 2 December 1990; (p. 37)
Enjoying Fantasies Through Writing Robert Hefner , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 April 1990; (p. 23)
Cooler, Calmer and More Collected Candida Baker , 1990 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 31 March 1990; (p. 6)
Written in Her Genes Peter Graven , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 8 April 1990; (p. 35)
Thea Astley Amanda Smith (interviewer), 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: Publishers Weekly , 30 March 1990; (p. 42-43)
Thea Astley : Writing the Parish and Extending the Metaphor Robert L. Ross , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: International Literature in English : Essays on the Major Writers 1991; (p. 593-602) Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds 2006; (p. 90-98)
Vic Winners 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , October vol. 70 no. 1009 1990; (p. 10)
Are Women's Novels Feminist Novels? : An Australian Perspective Jennifer Strauss , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Major minorities : English literatures in transit 1993; (p. 35-53)
Thea Astley-'Completely Neutered' : Gender, Reception and Reputation Debra Adelaide , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring vol. 57 no. 3 1997; (p. 182-190) Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds 2006; (p. 135-141)
Subverting the Empire : Exploration in the Fiction of Thea Astley and Peter Carey Paul Genoni , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 70 2001; (p. 13-21; notes 151-152)
"This article examines the way in which contemporary Australian novelists use various tropes derived from exploration in order to embellish themes of personal search in their fiction. By doing so they have borrowed from the language and myths created by what was essentially an exercise in imperialism, and applied them to the quest by individuals in the settler society to find a permanent spiritual home in the new country." (p.13)

Awards

2010 shortlisted Australian Book Review Fan Poll
1990 winner New South Wales State Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
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