The Reading Sickness single work   essay  
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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Carmen Lawrence says: I'm not suggesting that writers or critics should crank out polemic, but that they should not underestimate the power of literature to chip away at orthodox ways of thinking; that they celebrate the power they have to insinuate new images into our repertoire. Works of literature can provoke us to question accepted verities and can show us that there are always alternatives; that descriptions of reality are only tentative and that a final understanding of the way things are isn't possible -- or even desirable. For me, as a reader, what remains intoxicating is that through literature I am provoked into seditious perceptions that erode my certainties and settled doctrines.'

Notes

  • First presented as the Dorothy Green Lecture at the Association for the Study of Australian Literature conference, July 2006.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Weekend Australian 2-3 September 2006 Z1304053 2006 newspaper issue 2006 pg. 14-15 Section: Review
    Note: Edited version.
  • Appears in:
    y JASAL Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature vol. 6 no. 1 2007 Z1304143 2007 periodical issue 2007 pg. 9-18

Works about this Work

Untitled T. Varjavandi , 2006 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 September 2006; (p. 2)
Untitled T. Varjavandi , 2006 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 September 2006; (p. 2)
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