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'Gossip in Melbourne author Helen Garner's writing can be viewed as that which is used in attempts to seal friendships, close the spaces and erase the differences that divide 'the self from the space of the other' (Nead 6). This discussion will consider how language constructs gendered living and speaking spaces and how Garner's concentration on forms of daily domestic exchange celebrates that which Whitlock refers to as 'exalted gossip over, among other things, self-centered masculine discourse.' (p. 115)

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    y Antipodes vol. 23 no. 2 December 2009 Z1671671 2009 periodical issue 2009 pg. 115-120
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