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Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of my unknown donor, April 1994, and of Helen Daniel 1946-2000.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2006 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction : Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays, Inga Clendinnen , 2006 single work essay
Clendinnen reflects on the nature of the essay and the factors that distinguish essays from letters, diaries and the confessional.
(p. 1-8)
Big Louis, Inga Clendinnen , 2001 single work essay (p. 11-17)
Backstage at the Republic of Letters, Inga Clendinnen , 2004 single work essay (p. 18-30)
The Gecko in the Machine, Inga Clendinnen , 2004 single work essay humour (p. 31-37)
Waves of Nostalgia, Inga Clendinnen , 2004-2005 single work autobiography At the Beach (p. 38-44)
Note: With title: At the Beach
Breaking the Mirror from the Aztec Feast of the Flaying of Men to Organ Transplantation, Inga Clendinnen , 2002 single work essay (p. 44-58)
Note: With title: Breaking the Mirror
Hobyahs!, Inga Clendinnen , 2003 single work essay (p. 59-63)
About Bones, Inga Clendinnen , 1997 single work prose biography (p. 64-84)
Postcard from Townsville, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work essay (p. 87-99)
Fellow Sufferers: History and Imagination, Inga Clendinnen , 1996 single work essay (p. 100-109)
Note: With title: Fellow Sufferers
Norman Mailer Meets Jack Ruby, Inga Clendinnen , 1998 single work criticism (p. 110-116)
Bernard Schlink's The Reader, Inga Clendinnen , 1998 single work essay
Review essay on Bernard Schlink's The Reader.
(p. 117-128)
Plenty Humbug, Inga Clendinnen , 2006 single work essay
Inga Clendinnen reflects on the role of the public intellectual in the context of external perceptions of Aboriginal culture.
(p. 129-147)
Dispatches from the History Wars, Inga Clendinnen , 2003 single work essay
Inga Clendinnen comments on Stuart Macintyre's The History Wars (2003) and the debate about Australian history among historians and commentators such as Keith Windshuttle, Henry Reynolds and Robert Manne.
(p. 148-157)
Building Treblinka, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work essay (p. 158-176)
Secret Meetings, Secret Lives, Inga Clendinnen , 1997-1998 single work essay (p. 179-187)
The Crack in the Teacup: Reading Hilary Mantel, Inga Clendinnen , 2003 single work essay (p. 188-204)
Penelope Fitzgerald 1916-2000, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work essay (p. 205-211)
Anne Frank Biographers Find The Devil In The Detail, Inga Clendinnen , 1999 single work essay
A review essay on biographies of Anne Frank.
(p. 212-215)
Note:
  • With title: Anne Frank.
  • Slightly revised version.
Agamemnon's Kiss, Inga Clendinnen , 1998 single work essay (p. 216-228)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Past Is Not Sacred : A Dangerous Obsession with Anzac Peter Cochrane , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , April no. 48 2015; (p. 13-24)

'THE TERM ‘HISTORY wars’ is best known in Australia for summing up the fierce debate over the nature and extent of frontier conflict, with profound implications for the legitimacy of the British settlement and thus for national legitimacy today.

'That debate, though hardly resolved, is now taking something of a back seat to a public controversy focused on Australia’s wars of the twentieth century and particularly on the war of 1914–18, called the Great War until the Second World War redefined it as the First.' (Introduction)

Autobiographical Performance Within the Academy Elisabeth Hanscombe , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: LINQ , December no. 39 2012; (p. 62-72)

'The difficulty of writing as an autobiographer and simultaneously as a literary critic is that one trips the other up. My autobiographical self says I must write. I must follow the images in my mind. I must try to recreate my past, as bet I can, and fill in the gaps from my imagination. My unconscious will lead the way.' (Author's introduction)

Counter-Poetics Lyn McCredden , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , June vol. 26 no. 2 2011; (p. 91-108)
'Michel Foucault defined history as 'the discourse of power' (Society 68), arguing that the function of a 'counter-history' is 'to show that laws deceive, that kings wear masks, that power creates illusions, and the historians tell lies' (Bainbridge 58). Writing on the relationship of poetry to power, critic Simon Bainbridge argues, citing Byron's Don Juan, that in 'the face of a model of "History" which can only take "things in the gross", Foucault offers a counter history which enables us to "know them in detail"' (50). By disciplinary analogy, I will argue that the poetry of Indigenous Australian Tony Birch can best be read not only as a counter-history, but as a 'counter-poetics'. However, I will also ask whether this notion of poetic 'countering' is inherently oxymoronic, given that poetry is highly performative, writerly and readerly; at its best always a self-questioning and critical art.' (Author's introduction p. 91)
When 'History Changes Who We Were' Alice Healy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 23 no. 4 2008; (p. 481-488)

— Review of Searching for the Secret River Kate Grenville 2006 single work criticism ; The History Question : Who Owns the Past? Inga Clendinnen 2006 single work essay ; Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay ; Is History Fiction? Ann Curthoys John Docker 2005 single work criticism
Now, Let's Talk About Me ... Inga Clendinnen , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 13 January 2007; (p. 7)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
Untitled Susan Errington , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , Winter no. 7 2007; (p. 53)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
Nonfiction Kate Llewellyn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 111 2007; (p. 71-74)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
The Whole is Worthy of Its Parts A. P. Riemer , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 August 2006; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
Lucid Essays that Illuminate Mark Thomas , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 September 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
Writing and its Role in Her History Peter Craven , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 September 2006; (p. 27)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
In the Eyes of a Steady Looker Helen MacDonald , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , October vol. 1 no. 2 2006; (p. 18)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
'Wylde for to Hold, though I Seme Tame' Morag Fraser , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 286 2006; (p. 11-12)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
History Aviva Tuffield , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 1 December no. 5409 2006; (p. 31)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
Models for a Good Life and an Honest Death Clive O'Connell , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 3 October vol. 16 no. 14 2006; (p. 33-34)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
The Whole is Worthy of Its Parts A. P. Riemer , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 August 2006; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
Lucid Essays that Illuminate Mark Thomas , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 September 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
Writing and its Role in Her History Peter Craven , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 September 2006; (p. 27)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
In the Eyes of a Steady Looker Helen MacDonald , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , October vol. 1 no. 2 2006; (p. 18)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
'Wylde for to Hold, though I Seme Tame' Morag Fraser , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 286 2006; (p. 11-12)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
Now, Let's Talk About Me ... Inga Clendinnen , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 13 January 2007; (p. 7)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
History Aviva Tuffield , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 1 December no. 5409 2006; (p. 31)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
Models for a Good Life and an Honest Death Clive O'Connell , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 3 October vol. 16 no. 14 2006; (p. 33-34)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
Untitled Susan Errington , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , Winter no. 7 2007; (p. 53)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
Nonfiction Kate Llewellyn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 111 2007; (p. 71-74)

— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay
When 'History Changes Who We Were' Alice Healy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 23 no. 4 2008; (p. 481-488)

— Review of Searching for the Secret River Kate Grenville 2006 single work criticism ; The History Question : Who Owns the Past? Inga Clendinnen 2006 single work essay ; Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen 2006 selected work essay ; Is History Fiction? Ann Curthoys John Docker 2005 single work criticism
Counter-Poetics Lyn McCredden , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , June vol. 26 no. 2 2011; (p. 91-108)
'Michel Foucault defined history as 'the discourse of power' (Society 68), arguing that the function of a 'counter-history' is 'to show that laws deceive, that kings wear masks, that power creates illusions, and the historians tell lies' (Bainbridge 58). Writing on the relationship of poetry to power, critic Simon Bainbridge argues, citing Byron's Don Juan, that in 'the face of a model of "History" which can only take "things in the gross", Foucault offers a counter history which enables us to "know them in detail"' (50). By disciplinary analogy, I will argue that the poetry of Indigenous Australian Tony Birch can best be read not only as a counter-history, but as a 'counter-poetics'. However, I will also ask whether this notion of poetic 'countering' is inherently oxymoronic, given that poetry is highly performative, writerly and readerly; at its best always a self-questioning and critical art.' (Author's introduction p. 91)
Autobiographical Performance Within the Academy Elisabeth Hanscombe , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: LINQ , December no. 39 2012; (p. 62-72)

'The difficulty of writing as an autobiographer and simultaneously as a literary critic is that one trips the other up. My autobiographical self says I must write. I must follow the images in my mind. I must try to recreate my past, as bet I can, and fill in the gaps from my imagination. My unconscious will lead the way.' (Author's introduction)

The Past Is Not Sacred : A Dangerous Obsession with Anzac Peter Cochrane , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , April no. 48 2015; (p. 13-24)

'THE TERM ‘HISTORY wars’ is best known in Australia for summing up the fierce debate over the nature and extent of frontier conflict, with profound implications for the legitimacy of the British settlement and thus for national legitimacy today.

'That debate, though hardly resolved, is now taking something of a back seat to a public controversy focused on Australia’s wars of the twentieth century and particularly on the war of 1914–18, called the Great War until the Second World War redefined it as the First.' (Introduction)

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