y Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel single work   novel  
Is part of Meredith Trilogy George Johnston 1964 series - author (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1969 1969
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Przespisz sine za darmo
Language: Polish
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      Eastern Europe, Europe,
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      Czytelnik , 1973 .
      Extent: 375p.

Works about this Work

Australians in Aspic : Picturing Charmian Clift's and George Johnston's Expatriation Tanya Dalziell , Paul Genoni , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 15 no. 3 2015;
'This paper considers how the expatriation of Australian authors Charmian Clift and George Johnston on the Greek island of Hydra has been represented photographically in a recently uncovered archive of over 1500 images. The photographs were taken by Life Magazine staff photographer James Burke in the summer of 1960. The analysis of the photographs is juxtaposed at key points with text from Clift's memoir Peel Me a Lotus, and the discussion focuses on the way the interplay between image and text produces supportive and/or contested representations of this particular experience of Australian literary expatriation.' (Publication abstract)
Charmain Clift and George Johnston, Hydra 1960 : The 'Lost' Photographs of James Burke Paul Genoni , Tanya Dalziell , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 73 no. 1 2014; (p. 18-37)
Books That Changed Me Greg Growden Greg Growden , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 2 June 2013; (p. 12)
Charmain Clift Kay Saunders , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: Notorious Australian Women 2011; (p. 232-245)
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)
Untitled Claire Thompson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , October no. 211 2001; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Over There Anthony J. Hassall , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 161 2000; (p. 26-30)
'Before It is Too Late' : George Johnston and the Doppler Effect John Scheckter , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , Spring no. 5 1991; (p. 115-130)
On Clean Straw for Nothing Charmian Clift , 1991 single work biography
— Appears in: Being Alone with Oneself 1991; (p. 310-316) Charmian Clift : Selected Essays 2001; (p. 389-396)
Clift's Challenge to a Biographer Philippa Hawker , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 14 January 1990; (p. 27)
Richness and Ultimate Insight Veronica Sen , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 March 1990; (p. 26)

— Review of An Imaginary Life : A Novel David Malouf 1978 single work novel ; Fabulous Nobodies Lee Tulloch 1989 single work novel ; Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel ; A Cartload of Clay : A Novel George Johnston 1971 single work novel
Growing Up : Young Ladies' Trials Through the Ages Robin Lucas , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 January 1990; (p. 62)

— Review of A Cartload of Clay : A Novel George Johnston 1971 single work novel ; The Delinquents Criena Rohan 1962 single work novel ; Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Autobiography and Fiction : George Johns[t]on's Meredith Trilogy John Colmer , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Autobiography : The Personal Quest 1989; (p. 32-49)
Untitled Maryanne Dever , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 134)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Untitled Penelope Nelson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 134-135)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Biography and Fiction : George Johnston's Meredith Trilogy and Garry Kinane's Biography F. H. Mares , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 13 no. 3 1988; (p. 357-364)
Introduction : Clean Straw for Nothing Garry Kinnane , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Meredith Trilogy 1988; (p. 373-380)
Paperbacks : The Dream Went Sour Penelope Nelson , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 26-27 March 1988; (p. 16)

— Review of A Cartload of Clay : A Novel George Johnston 1971 single work novel ; Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Coming Late Into the Light - Our Brother George and the Johnston Story as Recent Australian History Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , March vol. 32 no. 1 1987; (p. 21-42)
y A Crowd, a Lonely Man, Nothing : The Fictive Presentation of Self in George Johnston's Meredith Trilogy Shayne Breen , 1987 Z354969 1987 single work thesis
Untitled Claire Thompson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , October no. 211 2001; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Richness and Ultimate Insight Veronica Sen , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 March 1990; (p. 26)

— Review of An Imaginary Life : A Novel David Malouf 1978 single work novel ; Fabulous Nobodies Lee Tulloch 1989 single work novel ; Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel ; A Cartload of Clay : A Novel George Johnston 1971 single work novel
Paperbacks : The Dream Went Sour Penelope Nelson , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 26-27 March 1988; (p. 16)

— Review of A Cartload of Clay : A Novel George Johnston 1971 single work novel ; Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Growing Up : Young Ladies' Trials Through the Ages Robin Lucas , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 January 1990; (p. 62)

— Review of A Cartload of Clay : A Novel George Johnston 1971 single work novel ; The Delinquents Criena Rohan 1962 single work novel ; Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Jack's Brother Journey's Into a Cul-De-Sac Sandra Hall , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 August vol. 91 no. 4667 1969; (p. 56)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Untitled Ian Hicks , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 August 1969; (p. 13)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Untitled Brian Kiernan , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 August 1969; (p. 20)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Untitled H. G. Kippax , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 August 1969; (p. 18)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Untitled Clement Semmler , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September vol. 8 no. 11 1969; (p. 246-247)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
The Meaning of Ithacas E. R. Castle , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer (1969-1970) no. 43 1969; (p. 53-54)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
The Success and Failure of George Johnston Owen Webster , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 29 no. 4 1969; (p. 315-317)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Untitled 1969 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 20 November 1969; (p. 1348)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Untitled Owen Webster , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 August 1969; (p. 10)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Untitled Maryanne Dever , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 134)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Untitled Penelope Nelson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 134-135)

— Review of Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel
Fiction Chronicle Leon Cantrell , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Autumn vol. 30 no. 1 1971; (p. 125, 127, 129, 131, 133, 135, 137, 139)

— Review of Let's Hear It for Prendergast : A Novel Barry Oakley 1970 single work novel ; The Age of Death William Marshall 1970 single work novel ; Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston 1969 single work novel ; A Salute to the Great McCarthy Barry Oakley 1970 single work novel ; The Tea-Time of Love : The Clarification of Miss Stilby Martin Boyd 1969 single work ; The Survivor Thomas Keneally 1969 single work novel ; The Vivisector Patrick White 1970 single work novel
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)
Charmain Clift Kay Saunders , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: Notorious Australian Women 2011; (p. 232-245)
Clift's Challenge to a Biographer Philippa Hawker , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 14 January 1990; (p. 27)
'Before It is Too Late' : George Johnston and the Doppler Effect John Scheckter , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , Spring no. 5 1991; (p. 115-130)
Biography and Fiction : George Johnston's Meredith Trilogy and Garry Kinane's Biography F. H. Mares , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 13 no. 3 1988; (p. 357-364)
The Evolution of George Johnston's David Meredith Greer Johnson , Chris Tiffin , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 11 no. 2 1983; (p. 162-170)
George Johnston Wins Second Franklin Award Virginia Fraser , 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 April 1970, 1 1970;
George Johnston Wins Second Franklin Award 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 April 1970; (p. 5)
Time to Face a Modern Australia Sandra Hall , 1969 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 August vol. 91 no. 4667 1969; (p. 56-57)
Voyage and Kaleidoscope in George Johnston's Trilogy A. E. Goodwin , 1973 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 6 no. 2 1973; (p. 143-151)
George Johnston's Anzac : The Role of Sidney Nolan and Peter Finch Barry Smith , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 21 no. 6 1977; (p. 66-69)
On Clean Straw for Nothing Charmian Clift , 1991 single work biography
— Appears in: Being Alone with Oneself 1991; (p. 310-316) Charmian Clift : Selected Essays 2001; (p. 389-396)
Coming Late Into the Light - Our Brother George and the Johnston Story as Recent Australian History Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , March vol. 32 no. 1 1987; (p. 21-42)
y A Crowd, a Lonely Man, Nothing : The Fictive Presentation of Self in George Johnston's Meredith Trilogy Shayne Breen , 1987 Z354969 1987 single work thesis
The Reconstruction of Self : Background and Design in George Johnston's Meredith Trilogy Garry Kinnane , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 11 no. 4 1984; (p. 435-446)
Using biographical criticism as its methodological starting point, Kinnane's article discusses Johnston's way of creating fiction out of personal experience, highlights where he departs from fact, and shows how the autobiographical material is used, selected and shaped to fit in with the larger design of the trilogy.
The New and the Old-Responses to Translocation J. S. D. Mellick , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , vol. 6 no. 2 1984; (p. 29-34)
Over There Anthony J. Hassall , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 161 2000; (p. 26-30)
Preface John Douglas Pringle , 1971 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Cartload of Clay : A Novel 1971; (p. 5-[8])
Autobiography and Fiction : George Johns[t]on's Meredith Trilogy John Colmer , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Autobiography : The Personal Quest 1989; (p. 32-49)
Artist and Nationality in G. Johnston's Trilogy Maryanne Dever , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Spring vol. 7 no. 2 1985; (p. 19-30)
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