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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'A painting, a frog cake, a landmark, a statue, a haunting newspaper photograph, a bucket of peaches, pink shorts in parliament, concert tickets, tourist maps ... Kerryn Goldsworthy's Adelaide is a museum of sorts, a personal guide to the city through a collection of iconic objects. Adelaide navigates her southern home, discovering its identifying curios and passing them to the reader to touch, inspect and marvel at. These objects explore the beautiful, commonplace, dark and contradictory history of Adelaide: the heat, the wine, the weirdness, the progressive politics and the rigid colonial formality, the sinister horrors and the homey friendliness. They all paint a lively portrait of her home city - as remembered, lived in, thought about, missed, loved, hated, laughed at, travelled to and from, seen from afar and close up by assorted writers, citizens and visitors - but mainly as it exists in her memory and imagination.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Epigraph: When you live in a place you learn all the stories of that place. Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O'Brien.

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Works about this Work

SA Contenders 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 August 2012; (p. 20)
Writing the City Sally Heath (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 70 no. 3 2011; (p. 179-189)
'The brief to 'write about the city you live in' has produced diverse books by five Australian writers. Another has just started to contemplate the process. The cities series was the brainchild of University of New South Wales Press, with Peter Timms' Hobart the first in the series to be published, in 2009. In 2010 Matthew Condon wrote Brisbane and Delia Falconer Sydney. Sophie Cunningham's Melbourne has just been published, and Adelaide by Kerryn Goldsworthy is due out in October. Paul Daley has just been commissioned to produce 'Canberra'. The series will continue around the country. The authors and I conducted an email conversation about the project, of which and edited version is presented here.' (p. 178)
Untitled Bruce Macky , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 91 no. 2 2011; (p. 31)

— Review of Adelaide Kerryn Goldsworthy 2011 single work prose
Nice Shorts, but Where's the Ball Patrick Allington , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 October 2011; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Adelaide Kerryn Goldsworthy 2011 single work prose
Don's Conundrum Gay Bilson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 35, 36)

— Review of Adelaide Kerryn Goldsworthy 2011 single work prose
Yes, that's Adelaide for You Christine Wallace , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 October 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of Adelaide Kerryn Goldsworthy 2011 single work prose
The Subliminal City James Bradley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 October 2011; (p. 36) The Saturday Age , 22 October 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of Adelaide Kerryn Goldsworthy 2011 single work prose
Untitled Stephanie Hester , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , November no. 381 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of Adelaide Kerryn Goldsworthy 2011 single work prose
Untitled Bruce Macky , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 91 no. 2 2011; (p. 31)

— Review of Adelaide Kerryn Goldsworthy 2011 single work prose
Nice Shorts, but Where's the Ball Patrick Allington , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 October 2011; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Adelaide Kerryn Goldsworthy 2011 single work prose
Don's Conundrum Gay Bilson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 35, 36)

— Review of Adelaide Kerryn Goldsworthy 2011 single work prose
Yes, that's Adelaide for You Christine Wallace , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 October 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of Adelaide Kerryn Goldsworthy 2011 single work prose
The Subliminal City James Bradley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 October 2011; (p. 36) The Saturday Age , 22 October 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of Adelaide Kerryn Goldsworthy 2011 single work prose
Untitled Stephanie Hester , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , November no. 381 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of Adelaide Kerryn Goldsworthy 2011 single work prose
Writing the City Sally Heath (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 70 no. 3 2011; (p. 179-189)
'The brief to 'write about the city you live in' has produced diverse books by five Australian writers. Another has just started to contemplate the process. The cities series was the brainchild of University of New South Wales Press, with Peter Timms' Hobart the first in the series to be published, in 2009. In 2010 Matthew Condon wrote Brisbane and Delia Falconer Sydney. Sophie Cunningham's Melbourne has just been published, and Adelaide by Kerryn Goldsworthy is due out in October. Paul Daley has just been commissioned to produce 'Canberra'. The series will continue around the country. The authors and I conducted an email conversation about the project, of which and edited version is presented here.' (p. 178)
SA Contenders 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 August 2012; (p. 20)
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