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Issue Details: First known date: 1991 1991
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Oxford University Press , 1991 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry : Introduction, Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism (p. xi-xvii)
The Bright Locked World, Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography (p. 1-13)
Each Unshining Hour, Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography (p. 14-28)
Summer Hermit, Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography (p. 29-42)
At Home, Away, Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography (p. 43-59)
Carnival Winter, Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography (p. 60-91)
The Stretch Marks on History, Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography (p. 92-116)
Fuel for the Dark, Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography (p. 117-148)
The Easiest Room in Hell, Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography (p. 149-176)
The Lying Art, Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography (p. 177-196)
Beyond Apocalypse, Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography (p. 197-236)
Possible Worlds, Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism biography (p. 237-259)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Wide Brown Land : Literary Readings of Space and the Australian Continent Anthony J. Hassall , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 45-53)
'In his 1987 poem "Louvres" Les Murray speaks of journeys to 'the three quarters of our continent/set aside for mystic poetry" (2002, 239), a very different reading of Australia's inner space to A.D. Hope's 1939 vision of it as '[t]he Arabian desert of the human mind" (1966, 13) In this paper I review the opposed, contradictory ways in which the inner space of Australia has been perceived by Australian writers, and note changes in those literary perceptions, especially in the last fifty years. In that time what was routinely categerised, by Patrick White among others, as the "Dead heart" (1974, 94) - the disappointing desert encountered by nineteenth=century European explorers looking for another America -has been re-mythologised as the "Red Centre," the symbolic, living heart of the continent. What Barcroft Boake's 1897 poem hauntingly portrayed as out where the dead men lie" (140,-2) is now more commonly imagined as a site of spiritual exploration and psychic renewal, a place where Aboriginal identification with the land is respected and even shared. This change was powerfully symbolised in 1985 by the return to the traditional Anangu owners of the title deeds to the renamed Uluru, the great stone sited at the centre of the continent; but while this re-mythologising has been increasingly influential in literary readings, older, more negative constructions of that space as hostile and sterile have persisted, so that contradictory attitudes towards the inner space of Australia continue to be expressed. In reviewing a selection of those readings, I am conscious that they both distort and influence broader cultural perceptions. I am also aware that literary reconstructions of the past reflect both the attitudes of the time depicted and the current attitudes of the writer, and that separating the two is seldom simple. Finally, I am conscious of the connections between literary readings and those in art and film of the kind documented by Roslynn Hanes in her 1998 study Seeking the Centre: the Australian Desert in Literature, Art and Film, and those in television and advertising. I have however, with the exception of the Postscript, limited my paper to literary readings, with an emphasis on works published since Haynes's study.' (Author's abstract p. 45)
The Province of Peter Porter Max Richards , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 12 no. 1 1993; (p. 84-90)
Peter Porter Gives New Meaning to `Expatriate' Label Herbert C. Jaffa , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 7 no. 2 1993; (p. 174-178)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Untitled Shane McCauley , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , October/November vol. 7 no. 10 & 11 1992; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
The Advancing Wave : Australian Literary Biography Since 1980 Brian Kiernan , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reconnoitres : Essays in Australian Literature in Honour of G. A. Wilkes 1992; (p. 191-203) Studies in Australian Literary History 1997; (p. 215-229)
Untitled Martin Duwell , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 15 no. 4 1992; (p. 362-364)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography ; God's Fool : The Life and Poetry of Francis Webb Michael Joseph Griffith 1991 selected work criticism biography
To Europe and Back Sean O'Brien , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 24 January 1992; (p. 23)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
An Enduring Difference Judith Rodriguez , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Autumn vol. 2 no. 1 1992; (p. 94-97)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Literary Lives Helen Dakin , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 52 no. 2 1992; (p. 155-159)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography ; Olga Masters : A Lot of Living : The Compelling Biography of this Much-Loved Writer Julie Lewis 1991 single work biography
Porter Major Kevin Hart , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 127 1992; (p. 90-92)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Untitled Lawrence Bourke , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Summer vol. 37 no. 4 1992; (p. 107-109)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
The Power to Spring Surprises Peter Huck , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 13 September 1991; (p. 10) The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 August 1991; (p. 40)
Forecasts Meredith Rose , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 71 no. 1017 1991; (p. 24)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Judgements from a Poet's Pen Ken L. Goodwin , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 September 1991; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Peter Porter in Perspective Christopher Pollnitz , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 September 1991; (p. rev 5)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Dining Out on Porter Thomas Shapcott , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 September 1991; (p. 42)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Porter's Place Geoff Page , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 135 1991; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Did Porter Draw Straight from Life? Evan Jones , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 October 1991; (p. 7)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Outstanding Study of One of Our Best Poets Ralph Elliott , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 October 1991; (p. C8)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography ; An Australian Compass : Essays on Place and Direction in Australian Literature Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work prose criticism biography
Pointing out Porter Philip Hodgins , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , December no. 95-96 1991; (p. 30)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Untitled Shane McCauley , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , October/November vol. 7 no. 10 & 11 1992; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Untitled Martin Duwell , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 15 no. 4 1992; (p. 362-364)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography ; God's Fool : The Life and Poetry of Francis Webb Michael Joseph Griffith 1991 selected work criticism biography
Forecasts Meredith Rose , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 71 no. 1017 1991; (p. 24)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Judgements from a Poet's Pen Ken L. Goodwin , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 September 1991; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Peter Porter in Perspective Christopher Pollnitz , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 September 1991; (p. rev 5)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Dining Out on Porter Thomas Shapcott , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 September 1991; (p. 42)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Porter's Place Geoff Page , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 135 1991; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Did Porter Draw Straight from Life? Evan Jones , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 October 1991; (p. 7)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Outstanding Study of One of Our Best Poets Ralph Elliott , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 October 1991; (p. C8)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography ; An Australian Compass : Essays on Place and Direction in Australian Literature Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work prose criticism biography
Pointing out Porter Philip Hodgins , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , December no. 95-96 1991; (p. 30)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
To Europe and Back Sean O'Brien , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 24 January 1992; (p. 23)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
An Enduring Difference Judith Rodriguez , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Autumn vol. 2 no. 1 1992; (p. 94-97)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Literary Lives Helen Dakin , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 52 no. 2 1992; (p. 155-159)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography ; Olga Masters : A Lot of Living : The Compelling Biography of this Much-Loved Writer Julie Lewis 1991 single work biography
Porter Major Kevin Hart , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 127 1992; (p. 90-92)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Untitled Lawrence Bourke , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Summer vol. 37 no. 4 1992; (p. 107-109)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
Peter Porter Gives New Meaning to `Expatriate' Label Herbert C. Jaffa , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 7 no. 2 1993; (p. 174-178)

— Review of Spirit in Exile : Peter Porter and His Poetry Bruce Bennett 1991 selected work criticism biography
The Wide Brown Land : Literary Readings of Space and the Australian Continent Anthony J. Hassall , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 45-53)
'In his 1987 poem "Louvres" Les Murray speaks of journeys to 'the three quarters of our continent/set aside for mystic poetry" (2002, 239), a very different reading of Australia's inner space to A.D. Hope's 1939 vision of it as '[t]he Arabian desert of the human mind" (1966, 13) In this paper I review the opposed, contradictory ways in which the inner space of Australia has been perceived by Australian writers, and note changes in those literary perceptions, especially in the last fifty years. In that time what was routinely categerised, by Patrick White among others, as the "Dead heart" (1974, 94) - the disappointing desert encountered by nineteenth=century European explorers looking for another America -has been re-mythologised as the "Red Centre," the symbolic, living heart of the continent. What Barcroft Boake's 1897 poem hauntingly portrayed as out where the dead men lie" (140,-2) is now more commonly imagined as a site of spiritual exploration and psychic renewal, a place where Aboriginal identification with the land is respected and even shared. This change was powerfully symbolised in 1985 by the return to the traditional Anangu owners of the title deeds to the renamed Uluru, the great stone sited at the centre of the continent; but while this re-mythologising has been increasingly influential in literary readings, older, more negative constructions of that space as hostile and sterile have persisted, so that contradictory attitudes towards the inner space of Australia continue to be expressed. In reviewing a selection of those readings, I am conscious that they both distort and influence broader cultural perceptions. I am also aware that literary reconstructions of the past reflect both the attitudes of the time depicted and the current attitudes of the writer, and that separating the two is seldom simple. Finally, I am conscious of the connections between literary readings and those in art and film of the kind documented by Roslynn Hanes in her 1998 study Seeking the Centre: the Australian Desert in Literature, Art and Film, and those in television and advertising. I have however, with the exception of the Postscript, limited my paper to literary readings, with an emphasis on works published since Haynes's study.' (Author's abstract p. 45)
The Advancing Wave : Australian Literary Biography Since 1980 Brian Kiernan , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reconnoitres : Essays in Australian Literature in Honour of G. A. Wilkes 1992; (p. 191-203) Studies in Australian Literary History 1997; (p. 215-229)
The Province of Peter Porter Max Richards , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 12 no. 1 1993; (p. 84-90)
The Power to Spring Surprises Peter Huck , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 13 September 1991; (p. 10) The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 August 1991; (p. 40)

Awards

1992 winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Historical and Critical Studies Award
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