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Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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This humorous story about an American poet and critic who attends a literary conference in Australia and meets up with a number of Australian and international friends and colleagues is written in the 'roman a clef' mode. Readers acquainted with the Australian literary scene will probably recognise many of the characters in the story, inlcuding the author and the recipient of the Festschrift, and the satirical style itself is a tribute to the latter.

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  • Appears in:
    y Best Stories under the Sun Michael Wilding (editor), David A. Myers (editor), Rockhampton : Central Queensland University Press , 2004 Z1137377 2004 anthology short story extract Rockhampton : Central Queensland University Press , 2004 pg. 73-82
    Note: Dedication: for Michael Wilding
  • Appears in:
    y Running Wild : Essays, Fictions and Memoirs Presented to Michael Wilding David Brooks (editor), Brian Kiernan (editor), Sydney New Delhi : Sydney Association for Studies in Society and Culture Manohar , 2004 Z1139818 2004 anthology criticism biography short story essay

    From the editors' introduction: Michael Wilding, the distinguished teacher, critic and writer, retired in 2000 from his Personal Chair in English and Australian Literature at the University of Sydney. Two of his former colleagues, David Brooks and Brian Kiernan, have put together this Festschrift as a mark of honour to his brilliant career.

    A number of his colleagues and students have written about Michael's achievements as a scholar and critic in various fields, and many among them about his attendant interest in the politics of writing and criticism. These essays on a vast range of themes in English and Australian literatures (including the ones on Michael's own novels and short stories), some on European literature, and one on its interaction with Asian literature have been grouped together in broadly chronological sequence according to topic.

    The last section of this volume has essays on Professor Wilding's parallel career as a creative writer, fiction by some of the contributors and a variety of memoirs.

    Sydney New Delhi : Sydney Association for Studies in Society and Culture Manohar , 2004
    pg. 247-258
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