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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... vol. 27 no. 2 December 2013 of Antipodes est. 1987 Antipodes
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The Sea Eagle, Ian Reid , single work short story (p. 124-128)
Naming the Voids of Multiculturalism in "Biral Biral" : A New Reading of the Poetry of Lionel Fogarty, Ali Alizadeh , single work criticism
'As one of Australia's most innovative, outspoken, and prolific Indigenous poets, Lionel Fogarty has been the subject of a great number of studies and analysis over the years, particularly since the publication of his New and Selected Poems: Munaldjali, Mutuerjaraera in 1995. Here, Alizadeh uses other radically different reading strategy to consider one of Fogarty's best-known poems, "Biral Biral." By drawing on the work of the contemporary philosopher Alain Badiou, Alizadeh argues that far from presenting the reader with an affirmative and positivist portrayal of an existing Aboriginal identity, Fogarty's poem in fact challenges and reinvents identitarian assumptions apropos of Aboriginality in contemporary, multicultural Australia. In addition, Badiou, as a (post-) Marxist thinker, is an apt choice for providing a progressive perspective that does not repeat the existing postcolonial and postmodernist assumptions apropos of aesthetics, multiculturality, and identity.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 129-133)
Slip Knoti"There's some kind of fight in the air", Emma Neale , single work poetry (p. 134)
Christopher Brennan's "What Gems Chill Glitter Yon": An Exegesis and Justification, Michael Buhagiar , single work criticism

'Buhagiar Poem 72 ("What Gems Chill Glitter Yon") of Christopher Brennan's magnum opus Poems 1913, a livre compose of 105 individual poems, has drawn especially virulent responses from certain critics of his alleged impenetrability. Brennan's poetry admittedly can be challenging in the extreme. This can be due, in the cases of some poems, to his adherence to the Symboliste principle that the reader should receive no help at all from content adjunct to the bare images and symbols themselves. Here, Buhagiar intends to use the symbols, correctly interpreted, of poem 72 as keys to unlocking its mystery and to show that the poem is a powerful instance of a momentous theme of Poems 1913, the clear appreciation of which can help elucidate the larger work.' (Publication abstract)

(p. 135-140)
Night by Dayi"Against the night sky, the window shows him", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 141)
Letter to Americai"Missing you, down in the garden", Suzanne Edgar , single work poetry (p. 142)
Prison Without Walls : The Tasmanian Bush in Australian Convict Novels, Therese-Marie Meyer , single work criticism
'Postcolonial literary criticism in Australia has written about the bush for more than four decades, employing the term in the simplifying sense that it enjoys in colloquial Australian usage. Here, Meyer discusses how convict novels represent Tasmanian bush.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 143-148)
'Changed as to a Tiger' : Considering the Wreck of the Batavia, Michael Titlestad , single work criticism

'Jeronimus Cornelisz had spent two days alone on the Batavia as the waves and the coral joined forces to rip apart the hull. Like most sailors and passengers on seventeenth-century ships, he could not swim. Here, Titlestad discusses the Batavia wreck and Cornelisz's transformation.' (Publication abstract)

(p. 149-156)
The World's Basementi"The secret lies in memory forgotten; to look", Stephen Oliver , single work poetry (p. 156)
The Difficult Business of Writing : The Story of Return to Coolami's Publication, Helen Gildfind , single work criticism
'In Eleanor Dark's archive, there seems to be an infinite number of royalty statements, contracts, and letters between her, Curtis Brown, and American and British publishers. In her article discussing the ill-fated publishing history of Prelude to Christopher, Drusilla Modjeska does an excellent job of untangling a story from such documents, Prelude. Here, Gildfind discusses Coolami's publication story.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 157-160)
A Clockwise Smile of the First Australian Nobel Prize Winner : Translating Patrick White, Nataša Kampmark , single work criticism (p. 161-165)
Sensible Shoes, John Davies , single work short story (p. 166-169)
I Saw Arthur Stacei"I saw Arthur Stace on winter morning", Vivian Smith , single work poetry (p. 170)
Inspire and Expire : On Tim Winton's Breath, Yunqiu Liu , single work criticism
'Liu talks about Tim Winton's novel "Breath." In all his fiction, the sense of place is important. In Breath, the ocean takes on a comparable role as an immense elemental force that simultaneously compels and controls the protagonists. The description of place is handled with great care and with the artist's perceptiveness. The description of place is sounds of nature, thus adding another dimension to the story. In Breath, Winton confirms his status as a consummate wordsmith who can take the people's breath away with the pungency of his portraits of the landscape. He draws his prime inspiration from landscape and place, mostly coastal Western Australia, where the water (ocean or river) is important to the landscape and the psyche of the people.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 171-175)
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexicoi"On our last day in Santa Fe we wandered", Helen Parsons , single work poetry (p. 175)
The Pied Butcherbird at Sunseti"You belly-skim the floodwater pond,", Debbie Westbury , single work poetry (p. 176)
Sound and Music in the Works of Randolph Stow, Fiona Richards , single work criticism
'Music resonates through the works of Randolph Stow (1935-2010), with landscape, sounds, and words entwined across his elegant and lyrical output. Just as the author describes Shakespeare as having words for every emotion, so has Stow a song for every situation, with specific pieces of music used to locate fiction in time and place. Here, Richards talks about the sound and music in the works of Randolph Stow. Music in performance has a strong presence in his writings, from domestic gatherings to country music, Christian worship and indigenous rituals.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 177-183)
Encroachment, Christian Fennell , single work short story (p. 184-188)
Troubled by Impossible Dreams : Fantasy and Desire in Gerald Murnane's A Lifetime on Clouds, Lars Andersson , single work criticism
'While critics have at times considered Gerald Murnane's second novel A Lifetime on Clouds one of his lesser achievements, it remains eminently engaging. Here, Andersson propose a reading of the novel as not only a key text in the Murnane canon, but also as a novel that evocatively typifies some of the key contradictions in the political and historical context from which it emerged. He suggests that this novel functions as a symptom of a particular moment in the history of the Western world. Also, he will link the conclusion of Murnane's novel to another modern conception of power in the mid-seventies. ' (Publication abstract)
(p. 189-193)
Impact, Tiggy Johnson , single work short story (p. 194-196)

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