5615799658851511690.jpg
Image courtesy of publisher's website.
y David Foster : The Satirist of Australia selected work   criticism  
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'In this first critical study of David Foster's works, Susan Lever steers us into penetrating the mysteries of Foster's fiction, and provides guidance to readers willing to approach them. The book examines the contradictory nature of his commitments and interests as expressed mainly in his novels. Each of his works of fiction and poetry in the order of publication (except for The Adventures of Christian Rosy Cross and The Pale Blue Crochet Coathanger Cover which are discussed with similar novels) are discussed. The development of Foster's philosophical ideas and technique as a novelist over the 35 years of his writing life to date is followed. The book also examines Foster's letters to Geoffrey Dutton early in his career; his interviews and essays provide some of the background to these novels. The book also furnishes a sense of the Australian context for his work. A brief biography of Foster's early life and a discussion of his approach to satire is also included.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

Contents

* Contents derived from the Youngstown, New York (State),
c
United States of America (USA),
c
Americas,
:
Cambria Press , 2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Scientist, Artist, Satirist, Susan Lever , 2008 single work criticism (p. 9-34)
'Hey Listen Australia! Wake up to Yourself Will You!': Early Works, Susan Lever , 2008 single work criticism (p. 35-59)
Satirical Histories: Moonlite and The Adventures of Christian Rosy Cross, Susan Lever , 2008 single work criticism (p. 61-87)
A Thousan' Miles from Nowhere: Plumbum and Dog Rock, Susan Lever , 2008 single work criticism (p. 87-111)
Men's Business: Testostero and Mates of Mars, Susan Lever , 2008 single work criticism (p. 113-137)
A Religion for a Philosophy: The Glade Within the Grove and The Ballad of Erinungarah, Susan Lever , 2008 single work criticism (p. 139-173)
Back to the Holy Isle, Susan Lever , 2008 single work criticism (p. 175-194)
Conclusion: Surviving as a Writer, Susan Lever , 2008 single work criticism (p. 195-204)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Youngstown, New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Cambria Press , 2008 .
      5615799658851511690.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: xvi, 246p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by Andrew Riemer, pp.ix-xiii.
      • Includes list of works cited, bibliography (p.205-233) and index (p.235-246).
      ISBN: 9781934043981 (hbk.)
      Series: y Cambria Australian Literature Series Susan Lever (editor), Cambria Press (publisher), Amherst : Cambria Press , 2008- Z1869108 2008 series - publisher criticism

      The Cambria Australian Literature Series focuses on critical studies of writing by Australians, with a particular emphasis on contemporary Australian fiction. In recent decades Australian fiction publishing has outstripped critical study, with the work of many important writers receiving little more critical attention than newspaper and journal reviews, with occasional articles in scholarly journals or collections by diverse critics. This series gives an opportunity for sustained consideration of a writer’s full career. In each book, an individual critic engages with the work of a writer, assisting other scholars, students and general readers in understanding its complexities. Each book seeks to find an appropriate, original and lively approach to the writer in question. In particular, the series places the writing not only within Australian culture but also in the context of international developments in the novel.Source: Publisher's website.

Works about this Work

Untitled Naomi Milthorpe , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , June vol. 26 no. 2 2011; (p. 121-123)

— Review of David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism
David Musgrave Reviews Susan Lever, David Foster : The Satirist of Australia David Musgrave , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 70 no. 2 2010;

— Review of David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism
We're One and Many : Remembering Auto/Biographically : The Year's Work in Non-Fiction 2008-2009 Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 54 no. 1 2009; (p. 148-157)

— Review of Father of the House : The Memoirs of Kim E. Beazley Kim E. Beazley 2009 single work autobiography ; Networked Language : Culture and History in Australian Poetry Philip Mead 2008 single work criticism ; David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism ; Je Suis Australienne: Remarkable Women in France, 1880-1945 2008 anthology biography ; Doing Life : A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley Brian Dibble 2008 single work biography ; Changing Orders : Scenes of Clerical and Academic Life Paul Crittenden 2008 single work autobiography
Satirical Pathways Enchant and Puzzle Peter Pierce , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 October 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Sons of the Rumour David Foster 2009 single work novel ; David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism
Take Chances or Die Matthew Lamb , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , November vol. 4 no. 10 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of Sons of the Rumour David Foster 2009 single work novel ; David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism
Susan Lever's David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Inga Simpson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 09 no. 3 2009;

— Review of David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 May 2008; (p. 28)
A column canvassing current literary news including brief reports on Tim Winton's Breath and Susan Lever's David Foster : The Satirist of Australia.
Foster's Art of Excess James Ley , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 303 2008; (p. 10-11)

— Review of David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism
Untitled Anne Pender , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 8 2008; (p. 189-192)

— Review of David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism
Foster's Art of Excess James Ley , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 303 2008; (p. 10-11)

— Review of David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism
Untitled Anne Pender , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 8 2008; (p. 189-192)

— Review of David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism
We're One and Many : Remembering Auto/Biographically : The Year's Work in Non-Fiction 2008-2009 Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 54 no. 1 2009; (p. 148-157)

— Review of Father of the House : The Memoirs of Kim E. Beazley Kim E. Beazley 2009 single work autobiography ; Networked Language : Culture and History in Australian Poetry Philip Mead 2008 single work criticism ; David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism ; Je Suis Australienne: Remarkable Women in France, 1880-1945 2008 anthology biography ; Doing Life : A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley Brian Dibble 2008 single work biography ; Changing Orders : Scenes of Clerical and Academic Life Paul Crittenden 2008 single work autobiography
Satirical Pathways Enchant and Puzzle Peter Pierce , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 October 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Sons of the Rumour David Foster 2009 single work novel ; David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism
Take Chances or Die Matthew Lamb , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , November vol. 4 no. 10 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of Sons of the Rumour David Foster 2009 single work novel ; David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism
Susan Lever's David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Inga Simpson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 09 no. 3 2009;

— Review of David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism
David Musgrave Reviews Susan Lever, David Foster : The Satirist of Australia David Musgrave , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 70 no. 2 2010;

— Review of David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism
Untitled Naomi Milthorpe , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , June vol. 26 no. 2 2011; (p. 121-123)

— Review of David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever 2008 selected work criticism
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 May 2008; (p. 28)
A column canvassing current literary news including brief reports on Tim Winton's Breath and Susan Lever's David Foster : The Satirist of Australia.
Last amended 24 Nov 2016 06:32:19
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X