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Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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'An improvisation on a number of themes by Helen Garner, on one level this book is a study of literary semiotics and linguistic meaning. More importantly perhaps, it's a careful picture of what it was like to be in Sydney, and living the life of the mind, during the Big Brother season of 2005.' - Back cover

Notes

  • Book launched at the Woolley Building, University of Sydney, by Catharine Lumby on 11 December 2006.
  • Dedication: To my muses

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Works about this Work

Profile of a Press : Puncher and Wattmann Adrian Caesar , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 5 no. 2 2015; (p. 38-47)
'The multi-award winning poet and novelist David Musgrave founded the independent publishing company Puncher and Wattmann in 2005. Its name derives from Lucky's soliloquy in Beckett's Waiting for Godot. In ten years, the press has produced some on hundred and ten books and established itself as a significant and reputable presence in the Australian cultural landscape. Though poetry titles constitute about three-quarters of the Puncher and Wattmann list, the press has also published literary fiction, literary and cultural criticism and biography.' (Introduction 39)
Almost Absurdist, Definitely Brilliant Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 January 2007; (p. 33)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel
Off the Shelf Owen Richardson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 January 2007; (p. 26)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel
Pitch and Pace Surprise in Erudite Comedy of Manners Mark Thomas , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 January 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel
Two Sides to the Story : For Sophie Gee , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 February 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel
Two Sides to the Story : Against Drew Turney , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 February 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel
Fantastical Cook and Bull Story Geordie Williamson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 March 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel
A Matter of Rabbits Elli Housden , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 April 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel
Unpicking the Universe Louise Swinn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 189 2007; (p. 82-86)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel ; National Treasure Michael Wilding 2007 single work novel ; The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel ; Long Afternoon of the World Graeme Kinross-Smith 2007 single work novel ; The American Brother Manfred Jurgensen 2007 single work novel ; Love Without Hope Rodney Hall 2007 single work novel ; Company : A Novel Max Barry 2006 single work novel ; The End of the World Paddy O'Reilly 2007 selected work short story ; Dodging the Bull : Stories Paul Mitchell 2007 selected work short story ; Rohypnol Andrew Hutchinson 2006 single work novel ; Feather Man Rhyll McMaster 2007 single work novel ; Omar and Enzo in the Big Talking Book Colin Batrouney 2007 single work novel ; Confessions and Memoirs : National Anthology of New Australian Writing 2006 anthology short story extract autobiography
A Dreamer's Comic Grip Angela Bennie , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 December 2006; (p. 30-31)
Almost Absurdist, Definitely Brilliant Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 January 2007; (p. 33)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel
Off the Shelf Owen Richardson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 January 2007; (p. 26)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel
Pitch and Pace Surprise in Erudite Comedy of Manners Mark Thomas , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 January 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel
Two Sides to the Story : For Sophie Gee , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 February 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel
Two Sides to the Story : Against Drew Turney , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 February 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel
Fantastical Cook and Bull Story Geordie Williamson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 March 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel
A Matter of Rabbits Elli Housden , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 April 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel
Unpicking the Universe Louise Swinn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 189 2007; (p. 82-86)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel ; National Treasure Michael Wilding 2007 single work novel ; The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel ; Long Afternoon of the World Graeme Kinross-Smith 2007 single work novel ; The American Brother Manfred Jurgensen 2007 single work novel ; Love Without Hope Rodney Hall 2007 single work novel ; Company : A Novel Max Barry 2006 single work novel ; The End of the World Paddy O'Reilly 2007 selected work short story ; Dodging the Bull : Stories Paul Mitchell 2007 selected work short story ; Rohypnol Andrew Hutchinson 2006 single work novel ; Feather Man Rhyll McMaster 2007 single work novel ; Omar and Enzo in the Big Talking Book Colin Batrouney 2007 single work novel ; Confessions and Memoirs : National Anthology of New Australian Writing 2006 anthology short story extract autobiography
A Dreamer's Comic Grip Angela Bennie , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 December 2006; (p. 30-31)
Profile of a Press : Puncher and Wattmann Adrian Caesar , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 5 no. 2 2015; (p. 38-47)
'The multi-award winning poet and novelist David Musgrave founded the independent publishing company Puncher and Wattmann in 2005. Its name derives from Lucky's soliloquy in Beckett's Waiting for Godot. In ten years, the press has produced some on hundred and ten books and established itself as a significant and reputable presence in the Australian cultural landscape. Though poetry titles constitute about three-quarters of the Puncher and Wattmann list, the press has also published literary fiction, literary and cultural criticism and biography.' (Introduction 39)
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