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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 11 May 2019 of The Weekend Australian est. 1977 The Weekend Australian
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* Contents derived from the 2019 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Ruled by Britannia, James Curran , single work review
— Review of Robert Menzies : The Art of Politics Troy Bramston , 2019 single work biography ;

'Paul Keating’s speechwriter, Don Watson, once remarked that his boss couldn’t resist needling his opponents on the legacy of Robert Menzies. Keating never wavered, Watson said, from the view that Menzies’ “only use was the same as a bit of rag with a cat fur on it thrown to a pack of dogs”.' (Introduction)

(p. 22)
True Meaning Lost to Legend, Ed Wright , single work review
— Review of Simpson Returns Wayne Macauley , 2019 single work novella ;

'Once an event escapes from living history its memories become open to confection. When these events are legends, in their loss of connection to actuality they can become vehicles for sentimentality or the mythic embodiment of values society chooses for points of self-identification. The Anzac legend is a classic ­example, of fortitude against the odds, against the stupid decisions of the brass, of mates standing up for mates, of the ­pragmatic know-how of the everyman trumping the pretensions of the nobs.' (Introduction)

(p. 23)
Uni Students Set the Stage, Louis Nowra , single work review
— Review of The Ripples before the New Wave : Drama at the University of Sydney 1957-63 Robyn Dalton , Laura Ginters , 2018 multi chapter work criticism ;

'Theatre is a difficult art form to write about. Because of its evanescence it’s especially challenging to describe a production for those who haven’t seen it. One can write about a text, but how can one give the flavour of the acting and direction?' (Introduction)

(p. 26)

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