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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2 March 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.
Claustrophobic Fear in Close-up, Stephen Romei , single work review
— Review of Reflections in the Dust Luke Sullivan , 2018 single work film/TV ;

'‘You know what my favourite word is?’’ the Clown asks. His daughter, Freckles, who is blind, does not answer, so he does. “Smile.” It is close to the most sinister use of smile, the word and the action, I have seen on screen.' (Introduction)

(p. 15)
Communing with the Wilderness, David Mason , single work review
— Review of Kindred : A Cradle Mountain Love Story Kate Legge , 2019 single work biography ;

'‘Come to the woods,” wrote the Scottish-American conservationist John Muir, “for here is rest.” Muir’s tenacity as an ­explorer and gifts as a writer galvanised the national park movement in the US. Teddy Roosevelt, who loved killing things as much as preserving them, was convinced by Muir that wild places needed to be kept for ­future generations.' (Introduction)

(p. 18)
Editor Pays with His Life, Michael Wilding , single work review
— Review of The Ink Stain Thomas Keneally , Meg Keneally , 2019 single work novel ;

'Australian crime fiction has a venerable tradition. Fergus Hume’s best-selling Melbourne murder novel, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, was published a year before the first of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories appeared in print. The appeal of those gaslight metropolitan mysteries has never wavered.' (Introduction)

(p. 20)
Struggling to Make Sense of Our Afghan Experience, Louis Nowra , single work review
— Review of The War Artist Simon Cleary , 2019 single work novel ;

'World War I produced an astonishing collection of diaries, poems and novels written by soldiers. One of the reasons for this was that most of the them were not professional servicemen. They disobeyed their superiors by keeping diaries, and if they hadn’t written what they did we would have only the official accounts.'  (Introduction)

(p. 20)
From Silence Flows an Understanding of Life, Gretchen Shirm , single work review
— Review of Exploded View Carrie Tiffany , 2019 single work novel ;

'In Exploded View, Carrie Tiffany sheds the ­bucolic settings of her two previous novels for Australian suburbia. Her narrator is an ­unnamed teenager who lives with her mother and brother in their new home with their mum’s new partner, “father man”.'  (Introduction)

(p. 21)
In Love and Toying with Astrology, Carmel Bird , single work review
— Review of Star-Crossed : A Novel Minnie Darke , 2019 single work novel ;

'If you don’t read your stars, maybe you should. There are all kinds of forces at work in the universe. Astral configurations are ‘‘mapped on to’’ your soul at birth, or so we are told in Minnie Darke’s novel Star Crossed.' (Introduction) 

(p. 21)

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