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Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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'Somewhere in the kaleidoscope between life and art sits Clare, whose story is Marion Halligan's The Fog Garden. Clare, like Marion, is a woman of a certain age whose much-loved husband of thirty-odd years has just died. And Clare, like Marion, is a novelist.

'With the loss of such a marriage of true minds and kindred spirits Clare finds herself building a 'cathedral of grief' - and reeling into the arms of an old friend. Life and writing loop and spiral around Clare and the central enormous fact of her husband's death.

'The Fog Garden is a rollercoaster of a story about the nature of fiction and how life creates art, how adultery can be liberating and how sex doesn't stop with age, and how grief is as much a gift as love.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

    • Dedication: For Lucy and Jame
    • Sound recording available

Contents

* Contents derived from the Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Fog Garden : Lapping, Marion Halligan , 2001 single work autobiography (p. 1-8)
The Fog Garden : Introduction, Marion Halligan , 2001 single work autobiography (p. 9-10)
Vermilion, Marion Halligan , 1999 single work short story Vermilion : A Short Story (p. 38-55)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2001 .
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      Extent: 294p.
      Description: port.
      Note/s:
      • Partial contents indexed.
      ISBN: 1865084719
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2002 .
      7851911723769862742.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 294p.p.
      ISBN: 1865087696 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Writing Food Writing Fiction Writing Life : Marion Halligan's Memoirs Dorothy Jones , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Unsociable Sociability of Women's Lifewriting 2010; (p. 168-186)
Greek Olives and Italian Prosciutto on Crusty French Bread : Food in Contemporary Fiction by Australian Women Jennifer Mitchell , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 2010;
'Women have often had a troubled relationship with food, but in recent decades there has been a bit of a turn around - at least in fictional terms. In some earlier Australian feminist fiction from the 1970s and 1980s, women were often portrayed as oppressed by, or resistant to, food and eating. Here I explore food in Kate Grenville's Lilian's Story, Andrea Goldsmith's Gracious Living, and two works by Helen Garner - The Children's Bach and Cosmo Cosmolino. In these stories women refrain from eating, or over indulge, as forms of resistance to oppression. But times have changed. This essay examines the changing nature of how food is represented in fiction by Australian women. The later novels explored here - Drusilla Modjeska's The Orchard, Marion Halligan's The Fog Garden, Stephanie Dowrick Tasting Salt and Amanda Lohrey's Camille's Bread (1995) - significantly reframe food preparation and consumption as positive experiences that promote women's independence, and contribute to their creative lives and personal relationships. These later texts transcend the earlier view of domesticated women as anxious or resistant consumers of food. Instead, food is aesthetically rich and sensually rewarding; a controllable and pleasurable experience promoting health, wellbeing, and positive loving relationships. (Author's abstract)
Love, Actually Marion Halligan , 2007 single work prose
— Appears in: Meanjin , April vol. 66 no. 1 2007; (p. 209-214) The Australian Literary Review , April vol. 2 no. 3 2007; (p. 25)
Marion Halligan asserts that it is 'the ordinary business' of the novelist 'to decide which material will form the basis of the stories she has in mind. Mine are essentially domestic, they are about life and death, love, marriage, birth, temptation, all the everyday things, and the everyday is a rich source of images'.
Bearing Fruit in a Garden City Gillian Lord , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 February 2006; (p. 11)
Tears and Cheers : Kate Llewellyn Reveals the Books that Tested Her Emotions Kate Llewellyn , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 25 February 2006; (p. 28)
Politics and Monomania Ken Gelder , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 184 2006; (p. 48-56)
'A Language We All Speak' : Food in Marion Halligan's Writing Dorothy Jones , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 28 no. 2 2006; (p. 162-171)

'Marion Halligan describes her memoir, A Taste of Memory, as a set of stories of her life in food, travel and especially gardens, those 'nourishing spaces'; but it also commemorates her husband, Graham, and their thirty-five year marriage. Food and gardens often appear as related themes in Halligan's fiction, where gardens symbolise suburban domestic space and food may be used to express both desire and social connection. This essay explores how, in A Taste of Memory and the two novels immediately preceding it, The Fog Garden and The Point, food and gardens are linked to themes of bereavement and loss.' - Kunapipi (p. 183).

Critical Grief : Walking the Personal/Public Tightrope in the Novels of Marion Halligan and Carol Shields Brenda Glover , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Quodlibet : The Australian Journal of Trans-National Writing , March no. 1 2005;

— Review of The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel
Critical review of Marion Halligan' s The Fog Garden and Canadian writer Carol Shield' s Unless, works in which the writers express in different ways their grief and outrage in response to extreme life crises.
Intertextuality : The White Garden, The Orchard and The Fog Garden Shirley Walker , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: 'Unemployed at Last!' : Essays on Australian Literature to 2002 for Julian Croft 2002; (p. 161-174)
Walker's article discusses and compares three women's narrative, all focussing on gardens and orchards as signifiers of feminie regeneration. With their mixture of genres and sources, the texts are seen as examples of a movement in fiction towards complexity, towards 'the layering of history, essay, autobiography, folk-tale and original story-telling into dense and complicated narratives' (161), where fact and fiction are shown to be related and dependent upon one another, and are woven into a pattern which gives a new meaning to the concept of intertextuality.
Coming and Going : A Literature of Place - Australian Fiction 2001-2002 Shirley Walker , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 47 no. 2002; (p. 38-51)

— Review of Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish Richard Flanagan 2001 single work novel ; A Child's Book of True Crime Chloe Hooper 2002 single work novel ; Gilgamesh : A Novel Joan London 2001 single work novel ; The City of Sealions Eva Sallis 2002 single work novel ; Cafe Scheherazade Arnold Zable 2001 single work novel ; The Architect : A Tale John Scott 2001 single work novel ; An Innocent Gentleman Elizabeth Jolley 2001 single work novel ; The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel ; Faith Singer Rosie Scott 2001 single work novel ; The Blind Eye Georgia Blain 2001 single work novel ; The Bone Flute N. A. Bourke 2001 single work novel ; Bitin' Back Vivienne Cleven 2001 single work novel ; Dirt Music Tim Winton 2001 single work novel
Struggles With Grief After a Husband's Death From Cancer Robert Hefner , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 February 2001; (p. 6-7)
Marion Halligan discusses her novel The fog garden and the inspiration and influences that went into its creation.
Clear Views in Fog of Sex Robert Hefner , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 February 2001; (p. 6)
Life, Death and the Novel Robert Hefner , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 March 2001; (p. 5)
Love Letters to My Husband Jane Sullivan , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 17 March 2001; (p. 5)
The Fog Garden : Introduction Marion Halligan , 2001 single work autobiography
— Appears in: The Fog Garden 2001; (p. 9-10)
Books Glenda Guest , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , May no. 206 2001; (p. 15)

— Review of The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel
Blast Books Craig Cormick , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Blast , Autumn no. 44 2001; (p. 27)

— Review of Undertow Nicole Lobry de Bruyn 2001 single work novel ; The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel ; The Artful Dole Bludger : Was It Arthur or Martha? Caroline Ambrus Robert Verdon 2000 single work novel
A Playful, Moving Memorial of Grief Laurie Clancy , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 March 2001; (p. 7)

— Review of The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel
Acts of Bravery in Grief's Cathedral Margaret Jones , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 March 2001; (p. 7)

— Review of The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel
Reflections Through Cathedral Windows Liam Davison , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 March 2001; (p. 11-12)

— Review of The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel
Books Glenda Guest , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , May no. 206 2001; (p. 15)

— Review of The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel
Blast Books Craig Cormick , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Blast , Autumn no. 44 2001; (p. 27)

— Review of Undertow Nicole Lobry de Bruyn 2001 single work novel ; The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel ; The Artful Dole Bludger : Was It Arthur or Martha? Caroline Ambrus Robert Verdon 2000 single work novel
Critical Grief : Walking the Personal/Public Tightrope in the Novels of Marion Halligan and Carol Shields Brenda Glover , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Quodlibet : The Australian Journal of Trans-National Writing , March no. 1 2005;

— Review of The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel
Critical review of Marion Halligan' s The Fog Garden and Canadian writer Carol Shield' s Unless, works in which the writers express in different ways their grief and outrage in response to extreme life crises.
A Playful, Moving Memorial of Grief Laurie Clancy , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 March 2001; (p. 7)

— Review of The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel
Acts of Bravery in Grief's Cathedral Margaret Jones , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 March 2001; (p. 7)

— Review of The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel
Reflections Through Cathedral Windows Liam Davison , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 March 2001; (p. 11-12)

— Review of The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel
Clarity Through the Fog of Grief Gillian Fulcher , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 March 2001; (p. 19)

— Review of The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel
Grief-stricken Katharine England , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 31 March 2001; (p. 23)

— Review of The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel
Love and Loss : Death Becomes Lyrical Inspiration for Two Writers Coming to Terms With a Bereavement Sally Blakeney , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 3 April vol. 119 no. 6268 2001; (p. 81)

— Review of The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel ; Untold Lives and Later Poems Rosemary Dobson 2000 selected work poetry
Coming and Going : A Literature of Place - Australian Fiction 2001-2002 Shirley Walker , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 47 no. 2002; (p. 38-51)

— Review of Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish Richard Flanagan 2001 single work novel ; A Child's Book of True Crime Chloe Hooper 2002 single work novel ; Gilgamesh : A Novel Joan London 2001 single work novel ; The City of Sealions Eva Sallis 2002 single work novel ; Cafe Scheherazade Arnold Zable 2001 single work novel ; The Architect : A Tale John Scott 2001 single work novel ; An Innocent Gentleman Elizabeth Jolley 2001 single work novel ; The Fog Garden Marion Halligan 2001 single work novel ; Faith Singer Rosie Scott 2001 single work novel ; The Blind Eye Georgia Blain 2001 single work novel ; The Bone Flute N. A. Bourke 2001 single work novel ; Bitin' Back Vivienne Cleven 2001 single work novel ; Dirt Music Tim Winton 2001 single work novel
Intertextuality : The White Garden, The Orchard and The Fog Garden Shirley Walker , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: 'Unemployed at Last!' : Essays on Australian Literature to 2002 for Julian Croft 2002; (p. 161-174)
Walker's article discusses and compares three women's narrative, all focussing on gardens and orchards as signifiers of feminie regeneration. With their mixture of genres and sources, the texts are seen as examples of a movement in fiction towards complexity, towards 'the layering of history, essay, autobiography, folk-tale and original story-telling into dense and complicated narratives' (161), where fact and fiction are shown to be related and dependent upon one another, and are woven into a pattern which gives a new meaning to the concept of intertextuality.
Bearing Fruit in a Garden City Gillian Lord , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 February 2006; (p. 11)
Tears and Cheers : Kate Llewellyn Reveals the Books that Tested Her Emotions Kate Llewellyn , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 25 February 2006; (p. 28)
Politics and Monomania Ken Gelder , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 184 2006; (p. 48-56)
Love, Actually Marion Halligan , 2007 single work prose
— Appears in: Meanjin , April vol. 66 no. 1 2007; (p. 209-214) The Australian Literary Review , April vol. 2 no. 3 2007; (p. 25)
Marion Halligan asserts that it is 'the ordinary business' of the novelist 'to decide which material will form the basis of the stories she has in mind. Mine are essentially domestic, they are about life and death, love, marriage, birth, temptation, all the everyday things, and the everyday is a rich source of images'.
'A Language We All Speak' : Food in Marion Halligan's Writing Dorothy Jones , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 28 no. 2 2006; (p. 162-171)

'Marion Halligan describes her memoir, A Taste of Memory, as a set of stories of her life in food, travel and especially gardens, those 'nourishing spaces'; but it also commemorates her husband, Graham, and their thirty-five year marriage. Food and gardens often appear as related themes in Halligan's fiction, where gardens symbolise suburban domestic space and food may be used to express both desire and social connection. This essay explores how, in A Taste of Memory and the two novels immediately preceding it, The Fog Garden and The Point, food and gardens are linked to themes of bereavement and loss.' - Kunapipi (p. 183).

Writing Food Writing Fiction Writing Life : Marion Halligan's Memoirs Dorothy Jones , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Unsociable Sociability of Women's Lifewriting 2010; (p. 168-186)
Greek Olives and Italian Prosciutto on Crusty French Bread : Food in Contemporary Fiction by Australian Women Jennifer Mitchell , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 2010;
'Women have often had a troubled relationship with food, but in recent decades there has been a bit of a turn around - at least in fictional terms. In some earlier Australian feminist fiction from the 1970s and 1980s, women were often portrayed as oppressed by, or resistant to, food and eating. Here I explore food in Kate Grenville's Lilian's Story, Andrea Goldsmith's Gracious Living, and two works by Helen Garner - The Children's Bach and Cosmo Cosmolino. In these stories women refrain from eating, or over indulge, as forms of resistance to oppression. But times have changed. This essay examines the changing nature of how food is represented in fiction by Australian women. The later novels explored here - Drusilla Modjeska's The Orchard, Marion Halligan's The Fog Garden, Stephanie Dowrick Tasting Salt and Amanda Lohrey's Camille's Bread (1995) - significantly reframe food preparation and consumption as positive experiences that promote women's independence, and contribute to their creative lives and personal relationships. These later texts transcend the earlier view of domesticated women as anxious or resistant consumers of food. Instead, food is aesthetically rich and sensually rewarding; a controllable and pleasurable experience promoting health, wellbeing, and positive loving relationships. (Author's abstract)
Struggles With Grief After a Husband's Death From Cancer Robert Hefner , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 February 2001; (p. 6-7)
Marion Halligan discusses her novel The fog garden and the inspiration and influences that went into its creation.
Clear Views in Fog of Sex Robert Hefner , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 February 2001; (p. 6)
Life, Death and the Novel Robert Hefner , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 March 2001; (p. 5)
Love Letters to My Husband Jane Sullivan , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 17 March 2001; (p. 5)
The Fog Garden : Introduction Marion Halligan , 2001 single work autobiography
— Appears in: The Fog Garden 2001; (p. 9-10)
Marion Halligan : Writer Maxine McKew , 2000 single work biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 May vol. 119 no. 6275 2000; (p. 54-56)
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