The Fence single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1944 1944
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Notes

  • 'The Fence' is one of the fourteen pieces of writing that was cited during the Angry Penguins obscenity trial. The trial was conducted in Adelaide in September 1944.

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The Fence in Australian Short Fiction : 'A Constant Crossing of Boundaries'? Kieran Dolin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cultural History , vol. 28 no. 2/3 2010; (p. 141-153)
'This article contributes to discussions about the significance of fences in the Australian social imaginary. It undertakes a historical and intertextual reading of eight short stories that take the fence as their titular symbol, and explores how the fence story is rewritten at various moments of change in twentieth-century Australia. Developments in narrative form and representation are related to changes in the cultural and political contexts, through a critical engagement with Iser's argument that the institution of literature works through a 'constant crossing of the boundary between the real and the imaginary'. As an Australian icon, the fence image illustrates the continuing power of settler discourse; however, the literary reworkings of the fence story disclose new visions of identity and otherness.' (Author's abstract)
The Modernist Impulse : Peter Cowan's Early Fiction Julie Lewis , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 131 1993; (p. 58-64)
All the Lonely People : Peter Cowan's Early Fiction Margot Luke , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Peter Cowan : New Critical Essays 1992; (p. 71-87)
Angry Penguins Prosecution 1944 single work criticism
— Appears in: Angry Penguins , December no. [7] 1944; (p. 103-105)
The Fence in Australian Short Fiction : 'A Constant Crossing of Boundaries'? Kieran Dolin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cultural History , vol. 28 no. 2/3 2010; (p. 141-153)
'This article contributes to discussions about the significance of fences in the Australian social imaginary. It undertakes a historical and intertextual reading of eight short stories that take the fence as their titular symbol, and explores how the fence story is rewritten at various moments of change in twentieth-century Australia. Developments in narrative form and representation are related to changes in the cultural and political contexts, through a critical engagement with Iser's argument that the institution of literature works through a 'constant crossing of the boundary between the real and the imaginary'. As an Australian icon, the fence image illustrates the continuing power of settler discourse; however, the literary reworkings of the fence story disclose new visions of identity and otherness.' (Author's abstract)
All the Lonely People : Peter Cowan's Early Fiction Margot Luke , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Peter Cowan : New Critical Essays 1992; (p. 71-87)
Angry Penguins Prosecution 1944 single work criticism
— Appears in: Angry Penguins , December no. [7] 1944; (p. 103-105)
The Modernist Impulse : Peter Cowan's Early Fiction Julie Lewis , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 131 1993; (p. 58-64)
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