• Author: Peter Rose http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/rose-peter
Issue Details: First known date: 2004-2005 2004-2005
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Rose examines trends in book reviewing and literary criticism in Australia, incorporating anecdotes from his personal life and from his editorship of Australian Book Review. He finally asks where the 'greatest responsibility' of critics lie and responds 'I believe that our ultimate responsibility is to the work itself ... not to its hopeful maker, intended audience or national honour.' Only by sumbitting to the work can a reviewer 'attain a sophisticated critical position' and begin to empathise, criticise and 'in the true sense of the word' promote our literature.

Notes

  • An edited version of the 2004 Barry Andrews Lecture delivered at the University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy on 8 September 2004.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Australian Book Review ABR no. 267 December-January 2004-2005 Z1167104 2004-2005 periodical issue 2004-2005 pg. 29-34

Works about this Work

Everyone's a Critic Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 351 2013;
Book Reviewing Hugh Dillon , 2005 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 268 2005; (p. 4-5)
Book Reviewing Hugh Dillon , 2005 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 268 2005; (p. 4-5)
Everyone's a Critic Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 351 2013;
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