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y Last of the Sane Days single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1999 1999
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'A novel about philosophy, pain and the strange powers of love from the author of Night Surfing'. (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1999 .
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 260p.
      ISBN: 1865080217
Alternative title: Le crépuscule de la raison
Language: French

Works about this Work

Looking (Im)Properly : Women Objectifying Men's Bodies in Contemporary Australian Women's Fiction Katherine Bode , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Women Constructing Men : Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750-2000 2010; (p. 185-206)
'Traditionally, although "women have always written about men," men's bodies have been dealt with circumspectly, if at all. Hence, facial features and general size and comportment are often described and used as aspects of characterisation, but men's bodies are rarely depicted and explored in any particular or extensive way. Peter Brooks ties the customary scarcity of men's bodies in women's fiction to gendered divisions within visual culture, asserting, "vision is a typically male prerogative, and its object of fascination the woman's body, in a cultural model so persuasive that many women novelists don't reverse its vectors." Recently, however - and along with the increasing visibility of men's bodies in popular culture - there has emerged a growing tendency for women writers (and artists) to depict men's bodies. This chapter explores a significant example of this paradigm shift occurring in contemporary fiction by Australian women, focusing on three representative texts: Last of the Sane Days (1999) by Fiona Capp, The Architect (2000) by Jillian Watkinson, and Miranda (1998) by Wendy Scarfe.' (Author's introduction 185)
Aussie Battler in Crisis? : Shifting Cultural Constructions of White Australian Masculinity and National Identity Katherine Bode , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Creative Nation : Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader 2009; (p. 337-357)
'Unexpected Effects' : Marked Men in Contemporary Australian Women's Fiction Katherine Bode , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 22 no. 4 2006; (p. 443-459)
The author critiques the ways in which a set of novels by women writers published in the period 1980-2005 represent 'wounded men', and analyses the challenges which such texts pose for feminist critics.
In Nietzsche's Footsteps Murray Waldren , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 March 1999; (p. 13)
Finding the Meaning of Our Suffering Christopher Bantick , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 14 March 1999; (p. 18)
Finding a Nietzsche Market Fiona Capp , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 April 1999; (p. 9)
Outlet for Curse of Acute Pain Amy Egan , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 29 May 1999; (p. 73)
Pick of the Crop : Fiction Laurie Clancy , Morag Fraser , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 August 1999; (p. 9)
Coming Soon 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 14 February 1999; (p. 23)

— Review of Last of the Sane Days Fiona Capp 1999 single work novel
Faith in Nature Sue Hancock , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 March 1999; (p. 9)

— Review of Last of the Sane Days Fiona Capp 1999 single work novel
In Nietzsche's Tracks Lesley Beasley , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 April 1999; (p. 22)

— Review of Iron Cradles Carol Mara 1999 single work novel ; Last of the Sane Days Fiona Capp 1999 single work novel
Fire and Ice Katharine England , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 209 1999; (p. 22)

— Review of Last of the Sane Days Fiona Capp 1999 single work novel
Where Words Won't Go... into the Vortex of Madness with Nietzsche James Bradley , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 May 1999; (p. 8)

— Review of Last of the Sane Days Fiona Capp 1999 single work novel
Coming Soon 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 14 February 1999; (p. 23)

— Review of Last of the Sane Days Fiona Capp 1999 single work novel
Faith in Nature Sue Hancock , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 March 1999; (p. 9)

— Review of Last of the Sane Days Fiona Capp 1999 single work novel
In Nietzsche's Tracks Lesley Beasley , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 April 1999; (p. 22)

— Review of Iron Cradles Carol Mara 1999 single work novel ; Last of the Sane Days Fiona Capp 1999 single work novel
Fire and Ice Katharine England , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 209 1999; (p. 22)

— Review of Last of the Sane Days Fiona Capp 1999 single work novel
Where Words Won't Go... into the Vortex of Madness with Nietzsche James Bradley , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 May 1999; (p. 8)

— Review of Last of the Sane Days Fiona Capp 1999 single work novel
'Unexpected Effects' : Marked Men in Contemporary Australian Women's Fiction Katherine Bode , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 22 no. 4 2006; (p. 443-459)
The author critiques the ways in which a set of novels by women writers published in the period 1980-2005 represent 'wounded men', and analyses the challenges which such texts pose for feminist critics.
Aussie Battler in Crisis? : Shifting Cultural Constructions of White Australian Masculinity and National Identity Katherine Bode , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Creative Nation : Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader 2009; (p. 337-357)
Looking (Im)Properly : Women Objectifying Men's Bodies in Contemporary Australian Women's Fiction Katherine Bode , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Women Constructing Men : Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750-2000 2010; (p. 185-206)
'Traditionally, although "women have always written about men," men's bodies have been dealt with circumspectly, if at all. Hence, facial features and general size and comportment are often described and used as aspects of characterisation, but men's bodies are rarely depicted and explored in any particular or extensive way. Peter Brooks ties the customary scarcity of men's bodies in women's fiction to gendered divisions within visual culture, asserting, "vision is a typically male prerogative, and its object of fascination the woman's body, in a cultural model so persuasive that many women novelists don't reverse its vectors." Recently, however - and along with the increasing visibility of men's bodies in popular culture - there has emerged a growing tendency for women writers (and artists) to depict men's bodies. This chapter explores a significant example of this paradigm shift occurring in contemporary fiction by Australian women, focusing on three representative texts: Last of the Sane Days (1999) by Fiona Capp, The Architect (2000) by Jillian Watkinson, and Miranda (1998) by Wendy Scarfe.' (Author's introduction 185)
In Nietzsche's Footsteps Murray Waldren , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 March 1999; (p. 13)
Finding the Meaning of Our Suffering Christopher Bantick , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 14 March 1999; (p. 18)
Finding a Nietzsche Market Fiona Capp , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 April 1999; (p. 9)
Outlet for Curse of Acute Pain Amy Egan , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 29 May 1999; (p. 73)
Pick of the Crop : Fiction Laurie Clancy , Morag Fraser , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 August 1999; (p. 9)
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