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'Preist's essay exposes - it might be better to say exhumes - Gwen Harwood's love for her teacher/mentor Vera Cottew, though what kind of love this is or was, and whether that is even a fair or feasible question, remains open.' (David Brooks, 'Editorial' p 6)
'Esposito writes of Coetzee's characters (it is not Elizabeth Costello alone) in effect morally naked at the Gate, awaiting admission after - or so they think - the passing of a last judgement, but what is it that is expected of them, and what is this a gate to? (David Brooks, 'Editorial' p. 6)