y Spirit Wrestlers single work   novel  
  • Author: Thomas Shapcott http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/shapcott-thomas-w
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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Notes

  • Dedication: for Eva, David, and Rose with thanks

  • Author's note: I have dedicated this book to Rose Creswell, David Malouf and Eva Sallis, each of whom made invaluable comments and suggestions during the course of drafting the work. (p.[314])
  • The term 'Spirit Wrestlers' refers to the Doukhobors, a pacifist Russian Christian sect in the south of Russia championed by Leo Tolstoy. Feeling persecuted, one-third of their number migrated to Canada in 1899 where the Canadian government attempted to split up their communally owned settlements and force their children to assimilate by attending state schools. (Source: Julie Rak, 'Doukhobor Autobiography As Witness Narrative' Biography 24.1 (Winter 2001): 226-241; Gunter Schaarschmidt, 'Review Essay: Recent Literature on the Canadian Migration of the Doukhobors', The Social Science Journal 37.3 (July 2000): 495-498.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Kent Town, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Wakefield Press , 2004 .
      Extent: 314p.
      ISBN: 1862546452

Works about this Work

Wrestling the Spirit Jonathan Clarke , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 65 no. 4 2006; (p. 228-232)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
A Tangle of Beliefs James Ley , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 January 2005; (p. 4)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel ; Hill of Grace Stephen Orr 2004 single work novel
Wrestling with the Occult Joy W. Hooton , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 268 2005; (p. 35)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
'Plagued By Hideous Imaginings' Ken Gelder , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 179 2005; (p. 32-37)

— Review of Surrender Sonya Hartnett 2005 single work novel ; Bright Planet Peter Mews 2004 single work novel ; Sixty Lights Gail Jones 2004 single work novel ; The Submerged Cathedral Charlotte Wood 2004 single work novel ; Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
Untitled Krissy Kneen , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , June vol. 83 no. 11 2004; (p. 28)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
A Premium Blend Peter Pierce , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 24 August vol. 122 no. 6435 2004; (p. 65)

— Review of Ophelia's Fan Christine Balint 2004 single work novel ; Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel ; Rhubarb Craig Silvey 2004 single work novel ; Furies John Charalambous 2004 single work novel ; The Gift of Speed Steven Carroll 2004 single work novel
Sect Secrets Katharine England , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 November 2004; (p. 9)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
Lyrical Pen Flows, but Essential Spirit Missing David Wood , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 November 2004; (p. 16)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
Sunshine Sectarians Michael Sharkey , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 December 2004; (p. 13)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
Splinter Sect Struggles in Rural Queensland A. P. Riemer , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 December 2004; (p. 10)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
Untitled Krissy Kneen , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , June vol. 83 no. 11 2004; (p. 28)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
A Premium Blend Peter Pierce , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 24 August vol. 122 no. 6435 2004; (p. 65)

— Review of Ophelia's Fan Christine Balint 2004 single work novel ; Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel ; Rhubarb Craig Silvey 2004 single work novel ; Furies John Charalambous 2004 single work novel ; The Gift of Speed Steven Carroll 2004 single work novel
Sect Secrets Katharine England , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 November 2004; (p. 9)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
Lyrical Pen Flows, but Essential Spirit Missing David Wood , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 November 2004; (p. 16)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
Sunshine Sectarians Michael Sharkey , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 December 2004; (p. 13)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
Splinter Sect Struggles in Rural Queensland A. P. Riemer , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 December 2004; (p. 10)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
A Tangle of Beliefs James Ley , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 January 2005; (p. 4)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel ; Hill of Grace Stephen Orr 2004 single work novel
Wrestling with the Occult Joy W. Hooton , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 268 2005; (p. 35)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
'Plagued By Hideous Imaginings' Ken Gelder , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 179 2005; (p. 32-37)

— Review of Surrender Sonya Hartnett 2005 single work novel ; Bright Planet Peter Mews 2004 single work novel ; Sixty Lights Gail Jones 2004 single work novel ; The Submerged Cathedral Charlotte Wood 2004 single work novel ; Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
Wrestling the Spirit Jonathan Clarke , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 65 no. 4 2006; (p. 228-232)

— Review of Spirit Wrestlers Thomas Shapcott 2004 single work novel
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