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Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992
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'He straightened his spine, raised his head, and extended his gun arm towards me in a slow, vertical arc. I saw then what he was, and stood still in front of him, for he was here on business. He was a small, serious, stone-eyed angel of mercy.

'Janet is a skeptic, a journalist; Maxine revels in New Age fantasies; and Ray, a drifter, is a born-again Christian. The common ground is the house they share. But their fragile domestic balance is about to explode amid the smashing of ukeleles, the unexpected ascension of an angel, and a sudden shower of jonquils.' (Publication summary : Text Classics)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Cosmo Cosmolino : Introduction, Ramona Koval , 1992-2012 single work criticism

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: McPhee Gribble , 1992 .
      Extent: 221p.
      Description: port.
      ISBN: 0869142844 (pbk.), 0869142658
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Bloomsbury , 1993 .
      Extent: 221p.
      ISBN: 0747513449
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Virago , 1994 .
      Extent: 221p.
      ISBN: 1853817392 (pbk)
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1996 .
      Extent: 221p.
      ISBN: 014025904X
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2012 .
      8931595245686631787.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduced by Ramona Koval. Introduction indexed separately.
      • Publication date: 28 April 2012.
      ISBN: 9781921921803 (ebk.), 9781921922206 (pbk.)
      Series: y Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)

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— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , May 2016;
Untitled Jo Case , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 14 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of Cosmo Cosmolino Helen Garner 1992 single work novel
The Interview : Helen Garner Shannon Burns (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Wet Ink , no. 24 2011; (p. 28-32)
'Author of Monkey Grip, The Children's Bach, and The First Stone - as well as other award-winning non-fiction - Helen Garner has kept readers on their toes for more than three decades. After sixteen years of non-fiction, readers might have assumed that Cosmo Cosmolino (1992) was destined to be the last of Garner's major fiction. Then, in 2008, The Spare Room - a novel based largely on three weeks spent nursing a terminally ill friend - was released to widespread critical acclaim.' (p. 28)
Greek Olives and Italian Prosciutto on Crusty French Bread : Food in Contemporary Fiction by Australian Women Jennifer Mitchell , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 2010;
'Women have often had a troubled relationship with food, but in recent decades there has been a bit of a turn around - at least in fictional terms. In some earlier Australian feminist fiction from the 1970s and 1980s, women were often portrayed as oppressed by, or resistant to, food and eating. Here I explore food in Kate Grenville's Lilian's Story, Andrea Goldsmith's Gracious Living, and two works by Helen Garner - The Children's Bach and Cosmo Cosmolino. In these stories women refrain from eating, or over indulge, as forms of resistance to oppression. But times have changed. This essay examines the changing nature of how food is represented in fiction by Australian women. The later novels explored here - Drusilla Modjeska's The Orchard, Marion Halligan's The Fog Garden, Stephanie Dowrick Tasting Salt and Amanda Lohrey's Camille's Bread (1995) - significantly reframe food preparation and consumption as positive experiences that promote women's independence, and contribute to their creative lives and personal relationships. These later texts transcend the earlier view of domesticated women as anxious or resistant consumers of food. Instead, food is aesthetically rich and sensually rewarding; a controllable and pleasurable experience promoting health, wellbeing, and positive loving relationships. (Author's abstract)
Sensational Story : Rereading Female Heterotopias in Helen Garner's 'Cosmo Cosmolino' Larissa McLean-Davies , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature and Sensation 2009; (p. 61-72)
Are there Really Angels in Carlton? Australian Literature and Theology Noel Rowe , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ethical Investigations : Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics 2008; (p. 30-59)
y The Shrieking of Birds : A Study of Flow and Freedom in Helen Garner's Cosmo Cosmolino and The First Stone Jane C. Bekema , Canberra : 1996 Z1845574 1996 single work thesis
y Helen Garner Kerryn Goldsworthy , Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 Z417973 1996 single work criticism
Transgressive Spaces: Helen Garner's "Cosmo Cosmolino" Philippa Kelly , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 40 no. 1 1995; (p. 19-25)
Borderline Bodies: Women and Households in Helen Garner's `Other People's Children' and `Cosmo Cosmolino' Eleanor Hogan , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Literatures Review , Winter no. 30 1995; (p. 69-82)
A World Apart Helen Garner , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Eureka Street , December vol. 5 no. 10 1995; (p. 29-30)
The Ultimate Deadline: Journalism and Fiction Fiona Capp , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 168 1995; (p. 34-38)
Child's Play Kevin Murray , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 12 November 1994; (p. 13)
Codicils to the Book of Enoch David Brooks , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tilting at Matilda : Literature, Aborigines, Women and the Church in Contemporary Australia 1994; (p. 18-29)
Sensual Angels and Exteriority : Helen Garner's "Cosmo Cosmolino" Claire Colebrook , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 29 no. 1 1994; (p. 55-64)
Helen Garner's Running Writing (from Making Stories: How Ten Australian Novels were Written) Sue Woolfe , Kate Grenville , 1993 extract criticism (Making Stories : How Ten Australian Novels Were Written)
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 13 March 1993; (p. 20,23)
Helen Garner : "The Children's Bach" Sue Woolfe , Kate Grenville , 1993 single work criticism interview
— Appears in: Making Stories : How Ten Australian Novels Were Written 1993; (p. 59-93)
"I'm Writing to Save Myself": An Interview with Helen Garner Eleanor Wachtel (interviewer), 1993 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 10 1993; (p. 57-65)
Untitled Andrew Bull , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , December 1992 and vol. 8 no. 1 January vol. 7 no. 12 1993; (p. 12-13)

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Air and Angels Nicola Walker , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 8 January no. 4684 1993; (p. 17)

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Recording Devils : Helen Garner's Cosmo Cosmolino and its critics Giselle Bastin , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 1 1992; (p. 49-55)

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Untitled Jo Case , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 14 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of Cosmo Cosmolino Helen Garner 1992 single work novel
Creating New Worlds Deana Rankin , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , December-January (1991-1992) vol. 71 no. 1022 1991; (p. 14)

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A Recording Angel for the 1990s Barbara Brook , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , March vol. 4 no. 1 1992; (p. 16-17)

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A World of Understanding in Cosmo Cosmolino... Judy Waterman , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 6 no. 2 1992; (p. 147)

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An Odd Trinity Andrea Stretton , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 10 March vol. 113 no. 5810 1992; (p. 108)

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Angels at My Table Sara Dowse , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Modern Times , March 1992; (p. 28)

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Garner has an Encounter with Religion Peter Craven , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 March 1992; (p. rev 7)

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Garner's Dark Angel Trio has a New Force and Fire Helen Daniel , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 February 1992; (p. 7)

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Garner's New Guise Katharine England , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 29 February 1992; (p. 13)

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Love for Lost Souls Kate Jennings , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 February 1992; (p. 49)

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Sisterhood is Holding to Its Fighting Form Louise Kennedy , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 October 1992; (p. 24)

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Style Without Grace John Nieuwenhuizen , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 139 1992; (p. 17-18) Creme de la Phlegm : Unforgettable Australian Reviews 2006; (p. 232-235)

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Terrible Angelic Presences Kerryn Goldsworthy , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , March no. 100 1992; (p. 23)

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— Appears in: The Sydney Review , April no. 41 1992; (p. 14-15)

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The Angels of Our Redemption Marian Favel Clair Eldridge , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 February 1992; (p. C6)

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The Real Work David Brooks , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Winter vol. 2 no. 2 1992; (p. 89-92)

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The Spectacle of Matter Being Transformed Elizabeth Perkins , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 19 no. 2 1992; (p. 169-175)

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The Words with Which to Speak of Death Lee Cataldi , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Perspective , Wet Season vol. 15 no. 2 1992; (p. 112-114)

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— Appears in: Westerly , Spring vol. 37 no. 3 1992; (p. 87-89)

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— Appears in: Literature and Sensation 2009; (p. 61-72)
Are there Really Angels in Carlton? Australian Literature and Theology Noel Rowe , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ethical Investigations : Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics 2008; (p. 30-59)
Greek Olives and Italian Prosciutto on Crusty French Bread : Food in Contemporary Fiction by Australian Women Jennifer Mitchell , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 2010;
'Women have often had a troubled relationship with food, but in recent decades there has been a bit of a turn around - at least in fictional terms. In some earlier Australian feminist fiction from the 1970s and 1980s, women were often portrayed as oppressed by, or resistant to, food and eating. Here I explore food in Kate Grenville's Lilian's Story, Andrea Goldsmith's Gracious Living, and two works by Helen Garner - The Children's Bach and Cosmo Cosmolino. In these stories women refrain from eating, or over indulge, as forms of resistance to oppression. But times have changed. This essay examines the changing nature of how food is represented in fiction by Australian women. The later novels explored here - Drusilla Modjeska's The Orchard, Marion Halligan's The Fog Garden, Stephanie Dowrick Tasting Salt and Amanda Lohrey's Camille's Bread (1995) - significantly reframe food preparation and consumption as positive experiences that promote women's independence, and contribute to their creative lives and personal relationships. These later texts transcend the earlier view of domesticated women as anxious or resistant consumers of food. Instead, food is aesthetically rich and sensually rewarding; a controllable and pleasurable experience promoting health, wellbeing, and positive loving relationships. (Author's abstract)
The Interview : Helen Garner Shannon Burns (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Wet Ink , no. 24 2011; (p. 28-32)
'Author of Monkey Grip, The Children's Bach, and The First Stone - as well as other award-winning non-fiction - Helen Garner has kept readers on their toes for more than three decades. After sixteen years of non-fiction, readers might have assumed that Cosmo Cosmolino (1992) was destined to be the last of Garner's major fiction. Then, in 2008, The Spare Room - a novel based largely on three weeks spent nursing a terminally ill friend - was released to widespread critical acclaim.' (p. 28)
y The Shrieking of Birds : A Study of Flow and Freedom in Helen Garner's Cosmo Cosmolino and The First Stone Jane C. Bekema , Canberra : 1996 Z1845574 1996 single work thesis
Cosmo Cosmolino : Introduction Ramona Koval , 1992-2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cosmo Cosmolino 2012;
Helen Garner's Running Writing (from Making Stories: How Ten Australian Novels were Written) Sue Woolfe , Kate Grenville , 1993 extract criticism (Making Stories : How Ten Australian Novels Were Written)
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 13 March 1993; (p. 20,23)
Helen Garner : "The Children's Bach" Sue Woolfe , Kate Grenville , 1993 single work criticism interview
— Appears in: Making Stories : How Ten Australian Novels Were Written 1993; (p. 59-93)
"I'm Writing to Save Myself": An Interview with Helen Garner Eleanor Wachtel (interviewer), 1993 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 10 1993; (p. 57-65)
Strange Angels Don Anderson , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: 24 Hours , July 1992; (p. 44-47) Text and Sex 1995; (p. 212-222)
Helen Garner : The Other Side of Realism Kerryn Goldsworthy (interviewer), 1992 single work interview biography
— Appears in: 24 Hours , July 1992; (p. 40-43)
Child's Play Kevin Murray , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 12 November 1994; (p. 13)
A Well-Depicted Woman Cath Kenneally , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 147 1992-1993; (p. 51-52)
Transgressive Spaces: Helen Garner's "Cosmo Cosmolino" Philippa Kelly , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 40 no. 1 1995; (p. 19-25)
Plotting 8, an Account of Some Recent Australian Fiction : A Moment in the Sensible Flow. Helen Daniel , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 126 1992; (p. 67-73)
Codicils to the Book of Enoch David Brooks , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tilting at Matilda : Literature, Aborigines, Women and the Church in Contemporary Australia 1994; (p. 18-29)
The Cosmos of Helen Garner Susan Chenery , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 29 February - 1 March 1992; (p. 14-17)
The Gospel According to Garner Craig McGregor , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 29 February 1992; (p. 28-33)
Untitled Alison Bartlett , 1992 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 140 1992; (p. 72)
Battle Zone 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 April 1992; (p. 22)
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