Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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Part Two includes discussion of the Darville/Demidenko controversy, The First Stone, the Miles Franklin Award and comments by Christopher Koch and David Williamson on postmodernism.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1997 .
      Extent: 314p.
      ISBN: 1864485205

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The Biographer’s Dilemma : What Have You Done with My Life? Adrian Hale , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 1 no. 1 2009;

'Recent decades have seen the rise of a modern publishing phenomenon: mass public participation in the production and consumption of various forms of Life Writing.

Biography has been "democratised". The growth and diversity in the informal production of Biography underlines the confidence with which it is produced, effectually a statement that "my life is worth telling too." Similarly the commercially produced biographical product is subject to media and public scrutiny as never before, dissected for factuality and fairness.

There is an expectation that a subject, or a subject‟s friends, enemies, or relatives, have a right of reply to the printed word. The challenge to academics and biographers then, is to admit that the authorial voice is not tenured, and that a greater collaborative approach must be taken which shares power over the writing of a life.' (Author's abstract)

A Wank On the Wild Side - Not! Barry Westburg , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , April vol. 2 no. 1 1998;

— Review of The Virtual Republic : Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s McKenzie Wark 1997 single work criticism
A Review of McKenzie Wark's "The Virtual Republic: Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s" David Carter , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , May - August no. 10 1998;

— Review of The Virtual Republic : Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s McKenzie Wark 1997 single work criticism
Wark Wars David Carter , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: UTS Review , May vol. 4 no. 1 1998; (p. 228-233)

— Review of The Virtual Republic : Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s McKenzie Wark 1997 single work criticism
Cultural War Zones Anthony Elliott , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 November 1997; (p. 28)

— Review of The Virtual Republic : Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s McKenzie Wark 1997 single work criticism
The Cultural War Has Broken Out Again. Which Gang are You In? A. P. Riemer , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 October 1997; (p. 11)

— Review of Gangland : Cultural Elites and the New Generationalism Mark Davis 1999 single work criticism ; The Virtual Republic : Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s McKenzie Wark 1997 single work criticism
A Wank On the Wild Side - Not! Barry Westburg , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , April vol. 2 no. 1 1998;

— Review of The Virtual Republic : Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s McKenzie Wark 1997 single work criticism
Cultural War Zones Anthony Elliott , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 November 1997; (p. 28)

— Review of The Virtual Republic : Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s McKenzie Wark 1997 single work criticism
The Cultural War Has Broken Out Again. Which Gang are You In? A. P. Riemer , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 October 1997; (p. 11)

— Review of Gangland : Cultural Elites and the New Generationalism Mark Davis 1999 single work criticism ; The Virtual Republic : Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s McKenzie Wark 1997 single work criticism
A Review of McKenzie Wark's "The Virtual Republic: Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s" David Carter , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , May - August no. 10 1998;

— Review of The Virtual Republic : Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s McKenzie Wark 1997 single work criticism
Wark Wars David Carter , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: UTS Review , May vol. 4 no. 1 1998; (p. 228-233)

— Review of The Virtual Republic : Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s McKenzie Wark 1997 single work criticism
The Biographer’s Dilemma : What Have You Done with My Life? Adrian Hale , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 1 no. 1 2009;

'Recent decades have seen the rise of a modern publishing phenomenon: mass public participation in the production and consumption of various forms of Life Writing.

Biography has been "democratised". The growth and diversity in the informal production of Biography underlines the confidence with which it is produced, effectually a statement that "my life is worth telling too." Similarly the commercially produced biographical product is subject to media and public scrutiny as never before, dissected for factuality and fairness.

There is an expectation that a subject, or a subject‟s friends, enemies, or relatives, have a right of reply to the printed word. The challenge to academics and biographers then, is to admit that the authorial voice is not tenured, and that a greater collaborative approach must be taken which shares power over the writing of a life.' (Author's abstract)

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