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Issue Details: First known date: 2022... 2022 On the Beach, Out of Apathy
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'I read Nevil Shute's 1957 bestseller 'On the Beach' in the early days of the pandemic. It seemed appropriate to the times. In the novel, Australia is a remote holdout against global collapse. The major and minor powers of the Northern Hemisphere have destroyed each other in 37 days of mutual nuclear attack. Now, particles of atomic dust released in the 'short war' creep below the equator, towards Australia's southern coastline and Melbourne, where the novel is set.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin Online 2022 23920292 2022 periodical issue 2022
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    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 81 no. 2 June 2022 24904002 2022 periodical issue 'Things move in waves, rhythms of action and response. We thought, not so long ago, that we’d entered a new age of freely flowing facts and ideas, one in which the power of gatekeepers had been diminished, bringing ready access to new informational tools that would empower us all.' (Jonathan Green, Editorial introduction) 2022 pg. 168-175
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168-175 On the Beach, Out of Apathysmall AustLit logo Meanjin
https://meanjin.com.au/essays/on-the-beach-out-of-apathy/ On the Beach, Out of Apathysmall AustLit logo Meanjin Online
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  • Melbourne, Victoria,
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