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Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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Chemical Palace is a journey into the heart of Sydney's queer dance party culture. (Cover)

Notes

  • Dedication: For the Sodom Circus and their co-whores.
  • Epigraph: 'In song and dance man expresses himself as a member of a higher community, he has forgotten how to walk and how to speak and is on the way towards flying into the air, dancing. His very gestures express enchantment. Just as the animals now talk, and the earth yields milk and honey, supernatural sounds emanate from him, too: he feels himself a god, he hinself now walks about enchanted, in ecstasy, like the gods he saw walking in his dreams. He is no longer an artist, he has become a work of art: in these paroxysms of intoxication the artistic power of all nature reveals itself to the highest gratification of the primordial unity.' - Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy.
  • Epigraph: ' It is interesting to find that Sydney is a corruption of St Denis .... St Denis was that saint who converted the pagan Gauls to Christianity ... However, the name Denis is yet another corruption of the Martyr's original Athenian name, Dionysius. Thus we may say that Sydney's patron is Dionysius which, in view of the blithe and irrepressible character of the city as it has developed, is gratifyingly suitable.' - Ruth Park, A Companion Guide to Sydney.

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 , 2002 .
      Extent: 381p.
      ISBN: 1865087645

Works about this Work

Minor Literature, Microculture: Fiona McGregor's Chemical Palace Guy Davidson , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 64 no. 3 2004; (p. 140-153)
Untitled Dean Durber , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , January no. 12 2003;

— Review of Chemical Palace Fiona McGregor 2002 single work novel
Bringing Down the House Carolyn Hughes , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 14 no. 2 2002;

— Review of Chemical Palace Fiona McGregor 2002 single work novel
Dance the Life Away James Ley , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 September (p. 12)

— Review of Chemical Palace Fiona McGregor 2002 single work novel
Queer as Fun Anne Susskind , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 October vol. 120 no. 6345 2002; (p. 74)

— Review of Chemical Palace Fiona McGregor 2002 single work novel
A World at the Edge of the Fringe Crusader Hillis , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 October 2002; (p. 8)

— Review of Chemical Palace Fiona McGregor 2002 single work novel
Swirling Canvas, Shifting Skies Tony Maniaty , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 November 2002; (p. 13)

— Review of Under a Tin-Grey Sari Wayne Ashton 2002 single work novel ; Chemical Palace Fiona McGregor 2002 single work novel ; Charlotte Badger : Buccaneer Angela Badger 2002 single work biography
Bringing Down the House Carolyn Hughes , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 14 no. 2 2002;

— Review of Chemical Palace Fiona McGregor 2002 single work novel
Untitled Dean Durber , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , January no. 12 2003;

— Review of Chemical Palace Fiona McGregor 2002 single work novel
Dance the Life Away James Ley , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 September (p. 12)

— Review of Chemical Palace Fiona McGregor 2002 single work novel
Queer as Fun Anne Susskind , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 October vol. 120 no. 6345 2002; (p. 74)

— Review of Chemical Palace Fiona McGregor 2002 single work novel
A World at the Edge of the Fringe Crusader Hillis , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 October 2002; (p. 8)

— Review of Chemical Palace Fiona McGregor 2002 single work novel
Swirling Canvas, Shifting Skies Tony Maniaty , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 November 2002; (p. 13)

— Review of Under a Tin-Grey Sari Wayne Ashton 2002 single work novel ; Chemical Palace Fiona McGregor 2002 single work novel ; Charlotte Badger : Buccaneer Angela Badger 2002 single work biography
Minor Literature, Microculture: Fiona McGregor's Chemical Palace Guy Davidson , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 64 no. 3 2004; (p. 140-153)
Last amended 24 May 2006 16:27:14
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  • Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1990s
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