The Tyranny of the Literal single work   essay  
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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James Ley examines the act of reading literary novels and the interpretation that must occur within each reader, including understanding the author's use of irony. Although the task may sometimes be challenging, Ley concludes that reading is 'a creative act. Unlike almost everything we are encouraged to consider entertainment, it is an active pursuit. Without this process of interpretation we cannot know ourselves.'

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The Story So Far: Chronic Illness, No Cure Jane Sullivan , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 24 April 2005; (p. 29)
Jane Sullivan believes that Australian literary fiction is suffering a downturn in popularity and only appeals to a niche market.
Tyranny of the Literal Judith Bishop , 2005 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 271 2005; (p. 4)
The Story So Far: Chronic Illness, No Cure Jane Sullivan , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 24 April 2005; (p. 29)
Jane Sullivan believes that Australian literary fiction is suffering a downturn in popularity and only appeals to a niche market.
Tyranny of the Literal Judith Bishop , 2005 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 271 2005; (p. 4)
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