Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Sydney Takes Shape : Re-reading Christina Stead's 'For Love Alone'
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'The shape of the city is hazy. From above, Sydney looks like somebody spilled ink on a map, let the rivulets run and shrugged when the mess began to dry, saying 'fine, that can be Sydney'. The way it actually happened wasn't so different. The city was first a prison, not a place. Roads were built with no logic or forethought. The city sprang up hastily, and it was too hot and too hard ever to go back and try to make sense of it. The roads are thin and winding. They adhere to no grid. The tree roots splinter the bitumen. Sensible-seeming routes peter out into dead ends and one-way streets.' (Abstract)

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    y Meanjin vol. 74 no. 4 December 2015 9277864 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 64-70
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