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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... vol. 27 no. 1 June 2013 of Antipodes est. 1987 Antipodes
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The Claires, Lucy Neave , single work short story (p. 6-10)
'Reality is Monstrous' : Christina Stead's Critique of the Triumphant West in The Puzzleheaded Girl, Michael Ackland , single work criticism
Ackland talks about the publishing decline of Christina Stead's career due to her worsening political and economic situation. Midway through the 1960s, Stead's career was perilously poised. For more than a decade nothing new had appeared from her pen. This was a striking hiatus for a writer who previously had been producing novels at a rate of one every two or three year. Here, Ackland attempts first to establish Stead's political position and opinion of the post-war consensus that had emerged in the US before endeavouring to trace the impact of these attitudes on her depictions of contemporary society in The Puzzleheaded Girl.' (Editor's abstract)
(p. 11-17)
Soldier's Talei"Did the soldier have a tale to tell?", Thomas Shapcott , single work poetry (p. 18)
Francis Webb and the 1960s, Toby Davidson , single work criticism
After seven years in England, Francis Webb (1925-1973) flew back to Australia in November 1960. While his English experience was a chequered one characterized by various experiences of institutionalization, his final four years in the Norfolk region permitted him some freedom of movement and creative inspiration through the area's medieval roots, which for the poet were also ancestral, his great-grandfather hailing from Yarmouth. Here, Davidson traces Webb's physical and poetic return to Australia through biographical sources, including newly published accounts by his friend Sr. Pauline Fitz-Walter and his direct influence on two Generation of 68 luminaries, Bruce Beaver (1928-2004) and Robert Adamson (1943-).' (Editor's abstract)
(p. 19-24)
Coming to Terms with Australia's Past : Thomas Keneally's Bring Larks and Heroes, Caterina Colomba , single work criticism
'Colomba talks about Australia's past in Thomas Keneally's novel Bring Larks and Heroes. Thomas Keneally's third novel, Bring Larks and Heroes, is among the most significant works of the 1960s to portray the penal society of Australia's past at "the world's worse end". Published during a time of deep social and cultural change in Australia, the book is an investigation of the mechanisms that lie at the foundation of an oppressively brutal society, in a world where the values of the "old" clash with, and are transformed by, the reality of the "new." The release of the novel marked a crucial moment in the life of its author by establishing him as a professional writer.' (Editor's abstract)
(p. 25-29)
Overheadi"As the clouds pass on,", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 30)
Moorhouse and The Angry Decade, Janice Shaw , single work criticism
'Shaw discusses Frank Moorhouse's early writings on Australian sociography. Frank Moorhouse's early writings, in particular the short story collections he termed "discontinuous narrative," Futility and Other Animals (1969) and The Americans, Baby (1972), are a contribution to the current of social and literary changes in Australia around the events of 1972, a year which "has become one of those dates that serve as shorthand reference to distinct periods or phases" (v), according to Kiernan in his Introduction to The Americans, Baby.' (Editor's abstract)
(p. 31-36)
Bringing the 'A'i"The ship came, bringing the ?'", Michael Farrell , single work poetry (p. 37)
Open-Learning Workshops, Stephen Oliver , single work prose (p. 38-41)
Note: 'Oliver presents several suggestions to writers, dramatists, performance artists, and linguists.'
Underi"Sea full of lovely panic", Anna Ryan-Punch , single work poetry (p. 42)
Girl in a White Dress : The Voices of Iris Milutinovic, Brenda Machosky , single work criticism
'Machosky talks about the writings of Iris Milutinovic. In her writing, Milutinovic spoke in many voices, speaking for others but with an honest effort to speak truly. Most notably, she spoke in the voice of the unassimilated immigrant in her one published novel, but also significantly in the voice of an Aboriginal woman, revised and revisited, and above all, she spoke in her own voice, as a woman struggling to survive, to write, to be heard.' (Editor's abstract)
(p. 43-48)
Narrating the Nowhere People : F. B. Vickers's The Mirage and "Half-Caste" Aboriginals, Rich Pascal , single work criticism

'Pascal talks about F. B. Vickers's The Mirage and "Half-Caste" Aboriginals. F. B. Vickers's The Mirage is a novel that has not been well remembered. Reviewers of the mid 1950s who noticed it were admiring, especially those who had themselves written works focusing upon Aboriginal Australians. Roland Robinson wrote that it was "important both as a work of art and as a plea for understanding and reform" (24); Gavin Casey's Sunday Telegraph review declared "its appearance would be a major literary event in any month in any country" (26 June 1955). In private letters to Vickers, prominent writers were equally effusive.' (Editor's abstract)

(p. 49-57)
The Plough Star and the Fence, John Kinsella , single work short story (p. 58-59)
Carlessi"My feet have blisters. She mumbles", Ali Alizadeh , single work poetry (p. 60)
Harwood's Monster: "Walter Lehmann" and the Embodied Subject, Colin Dray , single work criticism

'Dray talks about Gwen Hardwood's poetry. To say that the poet Gwen Hardwood was a prolific writer early in her career would be a vast understatement; in truth she was several. Employing a number of artfully crafted personas, all with his or her own distinct style and agenda, Harwood became so deft at employing these masks that each existed long enough to be established as a new voice in Australian poetry before the revelation of their true identity dissolved them–occasionally with some ironic complication–back into her greater canon.' (Editor's abstract)

(p. 61-68)
The Wattle Gladei"Late afternoon, shimmering gray. The fence", Kate Middleton , single work poetry (p. 68)
Bach Blindi"Short-sighted since childhood", single work poetry (p. 69)
Good and Evil, Janet Roberts , single work short story (p. 70-72)
Arpeggio Poemsi"Chandelier elaborates. Gathered chandelier", Cath Vidler , single work poetry (p. 72)
Australian Science Fiction in the Sixties, Sean McMullen , single work
'McMullen talks about the Australian Science Fiction's origin which goes back to the mid-nineteenth century, mainly in the form of novels. When the genre began to take on a distinct identity in the American pulp magazines of the 1920s and 1930s, Australians were among the contributors, but early in 1940 that all changed. A wartime import ban cut off the supply of American magazines, and almost overnight a local pulp industry sprang lip and continued until the restriction was lifted in 1958. As a result, Australia was largely isolated from American science fiction for nearly two decades, and when the import ban on American magazines was lifted, the few local SF magazines quickly ceased publication. By 1960, Australia had neither specialist SF magazines nor publishers.' (Editor's abstract)
(p. 73-78)

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