Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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The first comprehensive critical study of Keneally's work. It concentrates on his novels, but also covers plays and non-fiction, and analyses the academic reception of Keneally's work.

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Coming to Terms with Australia's Past : Thomas Keneally's Bring Larks and Heroes Caterina Colomba , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 27 no. 1 2013; (p. 25-29)
'Colomba talks about Australia's past in Thomas Keneally's novel Bring Larks and Heroes. Thomas Keneally's third novel, Bring Larks and Heroes, is among the most significant works of the 1960s to portray the penal society of Australia's past at "the world's worse end". Published during a time of deep social and cultural change in Australia, the book is an investigation of the mechanisms that lie at the foundation of an oppressively brutal society, in a world where the values of the "old" clash with, and are transformed by, the reality of the "new." The release of the novel marked a crucial moment in the life of its author by establishing him as a professional writer.' (Editor's abstract)
Untitled Julie Mullaney , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Summer vol. 13 no. 1 1998; (p. 169-170)

— Review of Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce 1995 single work criticism
An Absence of Partisanship Ian Syson , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 18 no. 1 1997; (p. 94-101)

— Review of The 1890s : Australian Literature and Literary Culture 1996 anthology criticism biography poetry ; Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce 1995 single work criticism ; Australian Poetic Satire Dennis Haskell 1995 selected work criticism ; Bio-Fictions : Brian Matthews, Drusilla Modjeska and Elizabeth Jolley Helen Thomson 1994 selected work criticism ; Prophet from the Desert : Critical Essays on Patrick White 1995 anthology criticism biography ; Patrick White Simon During 1996 single work criticism ; Arthur's Dream : The Religious Imagination in the Fiction of Patrick White Michael Giffin 1996 single work criticism ; 'And What Books Do You Read?' : New Studies in Australian Literature 1996 anthology biography short story extract criticism
Warm Comfort Zone Ludmilla Forsyth , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 144 1996; (p. 83-86)

— Review of Prophet from the Desert : Critical Essays on Patrick White 1995 anthology criticism biography ; Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce 1995 single work criticism ; Writing the Colonial Adventure : Race, Gender and Nation in Anglo-Australian Popular Fiction, 1875-1914 Robert Dixon 1995 single work criticism ; Judith Wright Jennifer Strauss 1995 single work criticism
Thomas Keneally: My Part in his Downfall Imre Salusinszky , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 39 no. 10 1995; (p. 23-26)
Catching Keneally Adrian Mitchell , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 173 1995; (p. 25-26)

— Review of Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce 1995 single work criticism
Bold Keneally v Leprechaun Tom A. P. Riemer , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 August 1995; (p. 11A)

— Review of Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce 1995 single work criticism
An Absence of Partisanship Ian Syson , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 18 no. 1 1997; (p. 94-101)

— Review of The 1890s : Australian Literature and Literary Culture 1996 anthology criticism biography poetry ; Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce 1995 single work criticism ; Australian Poetic Satire Dennis Haskell 1995 selected work criticism ; Bio-Fictions : Brian Matthews, Drusilla Modjeska and Elizabeth Jolley Helen Thomson 1994 selected work criticism ; Prophet from the Desert : Critical Essays on Patrick White 1995 anthology criticism biography ; Patrick White Simon During 1996 single work criticism ; Arthur's Dream : The Religious Imagination in the Fiction of Patrick White Michael Giffin 1996 single work criticism ; 'And What Books Do You Read?' : New Studies in Australian Literature 1996 anthology biography short story extract criticism
Warm Comfort Zone Ludmilla Forsyth , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 144 1996; (p. 83-86)

— Review of Prophet from the Desert : Critical Essays on Patrick White 1995 anthology criticism biography ; Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce 1995 single work criticism ; Writing the Colonial Adventure : Race, Gender and Nation in Anglo-Australian Popular Fiction, 1875-1914 Robert Dixon 1995 single work criticism ; Judith Wright Jennifer Strauss 1995 single work criticism
Catching Keneally Adrian Mitchell , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 173 1995; (p. 25-26)

— Review of Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce 1995 single work criticism
Untitled Julie Mullaney , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Summer vol. 13 no. 1 1998; (p. 169-170)

— Review of Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce 1995 single work criticism
Bold Keneally v Leprechaun Tom A. P. Riemer , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 August 1995; (p. 11A)

— Review of Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce 1995 single work criticism
Thomas Keneally: My Part in his Downfall Imre Salusinszky , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 39 no. 10 1995; (p. 23-26)
Coming to Terms with Australia's Past : Thomas Keneally's Bring Larks and Heroes Caterina Colomba , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 27 no. 1 2013; (p. 25-29)
'Colomba talks about Australia's past in Thomas Keneally's novel Bring Larks and Heroes. Thomas Keneally's third novel, Bring Larks and Heroes, is among the most significant works of the 1960s to portray the penal society of Australia's past at "the world's worse end". Published during a time of deep social and cultural change in Australia, the book is an investigation of the mechanisms that lie at the foundation of an oppressively brutal society, in a world where the values of the "old" clash with, and are transformed by, the reality of the "new." The release of the novel marked a crucial moment in the life of its author by establishing him as a professional writer.' (Editor's abstract)
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