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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... vol. 28 no. 2 December 2014 of Antipodes est. 1987 Antipodes
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  • Only literary material by Australian authors or concerning Australian literature individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:

    • Victims and Victimizers in the Fiction of Katherine Mansfield and Jean Rhys by Jane Nardin
    • Returned Soldiers in Owls Do Cry, A State of Siege, and The Carpathians: Janet Frame's Subversive Representations by Cyrena Mazlin
    • An observation of love in the fifties by Elizabeth Smither


* Contents derived from the 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
In Memoriam, single work obituary
'Antipodes mourns three important losses to Australian literature in the past six months: the novelist and short story writer Liam Davison, lost in the crash of MH17 over eastern Ukraine; the poet Martin Harrison, who died in September; and the short story writer and novelist Morris Lurie, who passed away in October. Lurie was a comic master who published early on in The New Yorker and was an early reviewer of Peter Carey; Harrison's poetry registered the impact of Australia's natural beauty in as resonant a way as has ever occurred; Davison's The White Woman was one of the most subtle fictional explorations of questions of race, gender, identity, and colonialism in the Australian fictional landscape. All three gave so much to Australian literature; all died too early, and will be much missed.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 262)
Naming the Nation : A Poetic Retrospect, Nicholas Birns , Nicole Moore , Sarah Shieff , single work criticism

'The work of conjuring settler nationhood for literary space was a self-conscious, colonial, and then nationalist task for both Australia and New Zealand. This conjuring project is powerfully present in poems bearing the name of the country in which they were written, apostrophizing that national/colonial entity and bringing it into a literary reading space. Here, Birns et al discuss the Australian and New Zealand poetic literature.' (Publication summary)

(p. 263-266)
Herbert C. Jaffa, 1920-2013 A Sheaf of Remembrances, John Scheckter , Laurie Hergenhan , Nicholas Birns , single work biography (p. 267-274)
Morality at Bay : The Lesson of the Americas in Murray Bail's Homesickness, Michael Ackland , single work criticism
'For four decades Murray Bail's writing has been at the forefront of inventive and intellectual challenging Australian fiction, yet his preoccupations remain elusive, his works enigmatic. His first book, Contemporary Portraits and Other Stories, signalled the arrival of a major talent, an expectation matched by subsequent award-winning novels, such as Homesickness and Eucalyptus. His work, however, has been often accused of inventiveness for its own sake. Here, Ackland discusses Bail's Homesickness.' (Publication summary)
(p. 275-288, 535.)
Branded by Fire : Postcolonial Naming in Shirley Hazzard's The Great Fire, Christine De Vinne , single work criticism
'The US edition of Shirley Hazzard's The Great Fire is spangled with flames and names. Despite its dramatic cover, Hazzard's novel has largely escaped critical attention. Although applauded for her profound sensitivity and emotional microscopy, Hazzard wins less acclaim than one might expect. Here, De Vinne examines Hazzard's The Great Fire.' (Publication summary)
(p. 289-299, 535)
I Am Starting with Your Wristsi"We are screened off from each other.", Anna Ryan-Punch , single work poetry (p. 300-301, 537)
Circumnavigation . . .i"means tripping around islands / tree roots /", Iain Britton , single work poetry (p. 302)
The Horns, Tom Coverdale , single work short story (p. 303-314)
Exhibitioni"You'll notice her eyes, a glimpse beneath", Kristin Hannaford , single work poetry (p. 339)
Primeri"Before you start this poem please read this list of words:", Carol Jenkins , single work poetry (p. 340)
Complexity of Thought and Clarity of Expression : The Poetry of Suzanne Edgar, John Beston , single work criticism
'Although she has written two impressive volumes of poetry, The Painted Lady in 2006 and The Love Procession in 2012, the Canberra poet Suzanne Edgar has not yet received the critical attention she clearly merits. Here, Beston examines the works of Edgar who began her literary career with a book of short stories, Counting Back and Other Stories published in 1991. Born and educated in Adelaide, Edgar came to Canberra as a young woman with her husband Peter. She taught Women's Studies at the Australian National University and was a contributing editor with the Dictionary of Australian Biography for over twenty years. Edgar's total output of poems is close to two hundred and fifty, often complex in thought, always clear in expression. The lack of critical attention to Edgar's poetry needs to be redressed, for her books belong alongside those of the outstanding women poets of her lifetime in Australia.' (Publication summary)
(p. 341-350)
"Poetry Is a High-Energy Sport" : An Interview with Suzanne Edgar, John Beston , single work interview
'Beston interviews poet Suzanne Edgar. Among other things, Edgar considers creativity as quite central in her life. She watch very little television, not out of snobbery but because it is a passive activity. She stays active, either writing or learning more about her craft and its practitioners. She spend about twenty hours a week writing.' (Publication summary)
(p. 351-356)
Prickly Pear Conversation, Elizabeth A. Bernays , single work short story (p. 357-363)
The Lover's Companion Guide To Verbsi"When there's nowhere to go we go into the past, where it all went.", Marjon Mossammaparast , single work poetry (p. 364-365)
Winter Beach, Scotland, Virginia Jealous , single work poetry (p. 366)
Where To? : An Indian Perspective on Australian Aboriginal Poetry in English, Angshuman Kar , single work criticism
'Kar examines from an Indian perspective the issues of inseparable engagement of the Australian Aboriginal poets with the trope of the "other". The Australian Aboriginal poets' engagement with the trope of the "other" is not surprising at all if one keeps in mind the history of colonization in Australia, the highly racialized policy of assimilation. He implies not one but three points of view. These are the point of view of a teacher who teaches Australian Aboriginal poetry to Indian students, the point of view that the subject position of an educated, privileged, upper-caste Indian (who is not a participant in but an observer of what has been happening in Australia for the past few years or so) creates, and, finally, the point of view that an Indian academic, of late, has offered on issues relating to identity and violence.' (Publication summary)
(p. 367-378)
Beyond Home and into the World : Family in the Short Stories of the South Asian Diaspora in Australia, Amit Sarwal , single work criticism
'The family, as the primary unit of society, has been of great interest for sociologists and anthropologists. They have been interested in the structure of the family, the norms, experiences, anxieties, ideology, values, and rules that govern it along with the roles played by different members to achieve its complex equilibrium. Family and home are crucial sites for South Asian immigrants in Australia, as it provides them an anchoring–roots for socializing, teaching children inherited cultural values, structuring roles, and domestic divisions. Here, Sarwal examines migration of families and the carrying over of socio-cultural structures that are presented in the works of short story writers of South Asian diaspora in Australia. He emphasizes the ways in which the family experience of migrating and integrating into Australia from the Indian subcontinent has affected the immigrants' choices in life.' (Publication summary)
(p. 379-391)
New Fruiti"How much you are with them in the crowd is still a question.", Corey Wakeling , single work poetry (p. 392)
Iranian Exilic Poetry in Australia : Reinventing the Third Space, Laetitia Nanquette , single work criticism
'Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran and the ensuing economic, political, and intellectual restrictions, a significant number of Iranian writers have settled abroad, primarily in Western countries. Some were already writers in Iran and continued their work in the diaspora; some started to write in their new country; some write in Persian and some in English or other European languages. In-betweenness is a common theme that runs through exilic Iranian texts, but this is expressed differently depending on the writer's relation to his/her host country, to the homeland, and to the diasporic space. This feeling of in-betweenness comes to create a Third Space that is emblematic of contemporary Iranian writings and to a large extent reflects diasporic writing. Nanquette questions how the transnational movement of Iranian writers, including Granaz Moussavi, cements the Third Space and will bring new findings to the concept of Third Space as applied to Australia.' (Publication summary)
(p. 393-403)
Red Shed Shrinei"Growth of trees is measured against the red shed,", John Kinsella , single work poetry (p. 404-405)

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