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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 27 April 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.
Poetic Prose, Geordie Williamson , single work review
— Review of Nam Le on David Malouf Nam Le , 2019 single work criticism ;

'As an explanation of how authors and individual texts are received and responded to over time, American critic Harold Bloom’s theory of “the anxiety of influence” is as old as this ­reviewer and far more durable.'  (Introduction)

(p. 16)
My Fatherlandi"In that foreign, half-familiar country", Stephen Gilfedder , single work poetry (p. 18)
Fire & Fury, Tom Gilling , single work review
— Review of Hell of a Time : An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great War Philip Owen Ayton , 2019 single work diary ;

'The most celebrated World War I memoirs tend to have been written by junior infantry officers. They include Robert Graves’s Goodbye to All That, Siegfried Sassoon’s fictionalised Memoirs of an Infantry Officer and Edmund Blunden’s superb Undertones of War.' (Introduction)

(p. 19)
Wealth and Amorality behind City Crime, Ed Wright , single work review
— Review of Comeback Lindsay Tanner , 2019 single work novel ; Kill Shot Garry Disher , 2018 single work novel ; Something for Nothing Andy Muir , 2017 single work novel ;

'Melburnians have a peculiar fondness for their grunge, an affection (or possibly affectation) that is perhaps unmatched in our other capitals.' (Introduction)

(p. 20)
Chipping Away in an Old Timber Town, Suzanne Leal , single work review
— Review of The Orchardist's Daughter Karen Viggers , 2019 single work novel ;

'In The Orchardist’s Daughter — the fourth novel for Canberra-based writer and veterinarian Karen Viggers — we find ourselves in a small timber town in southern Tasmania. Tasmania is also the setting for Viggers’s second novel, The Lightkeeper’s Wife, which made her a literary sensation in France, with more than 500,000 copies sold.' (Introduction) 

(p. 20)
Debut Novel Sings Own Song, Thuy On , single work review
— Review of The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone Felicity McLean , 2019 single work novel ;

'“We lost all three girls that summer. Let them slip away like the words of some half-­remembered song …” It’s impossible to ignore Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Virgin Suicides when reading Felicity McLean’s debut novel, The Van Apfel Girls are Gone. The title itself is a nod to the trope of missing young women that so haunted the works of Joan Lindsay and Jeffrey Eugenides. Though cognisant of these influences, McLean’s book sings its own song.'  (Introduction)

(p. 22)

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