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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Snowdome
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'Snowdome is a tale of two histories. It is the present. Tinnitus is the spirit of the age. William comes home, flicks the radio on, turns it up. His head is full of noise.' William and his friends live in Sydney, a mumbling city. They think about the future, and thinking hurts.

'It is the future. Sydney has been emptied out by economic forces and re-opened as a museum. The museum guide's task is to describe the city's history to tourists. He can no longer tell is that history is true or if he has made it up. He hears the firmness in his voice on the cassette tapes and he keeps his doubts to himself.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Tinnitus is metaphorical rather than physiological in the novel.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1998 .
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      ISBN: 1864486902 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Globalism and Its Discontents Paul Gillen , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Departures : How Australia Reinvents Itself 2002; (p. 258-268, notes 301-302)
The article discusses economic and sociological aspects of 'globalisation' and their representation in social commentary books, and also looks at recent Australian literary texts (particularly novels) which have addressed such issues.
An Interview with Bernard Cohen : Questions from Van Ikin Van Ikin (interviewer), 2001 single work interview
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 16 no. 1 (Issue 43) 2001; (p. 49-52)
Survival Story Anthony Macris , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 July 1999; (p. 10)
The Best of Young Australian Novelists 1999 : Bernard Cohen Angela Bennie , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 May 1999; (p. 8)
Untitled Ian Irvine , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Animist , July 1 vol. 2 no. 1998;

— Review of Snowdome Bernard Cohen , 1998 single work novel
Sober Visions of a Cold, Hard Future Katharine England , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 March 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman , 1998 single work novel ; Snowdome Bernard Cohen , 1998 single work novel
Chasms to Bridge David Matthews , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 March 1998; (p. 28)

— Review of Lulu : A Romance Annamarie Rustom Jagose , 1998 single work novel ; Snowdome Bernard Cohen , 1998 single work novel
There's No Home Like Snowdome (Sing It, Sydney!) Thuy On , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 March 1998; (p. 10)

— Review of Lulu : A Romance Annamarie Rustom Jagose , 1998 single work novel ; Snowdome Bernard Cohen , 1998 single work novel ; On the Goddess Rock Arlene J. Chai , 1998 single work novel
Fiction Michelle Griffin , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 8 March 1998; (p. 14)

— Review of Snowdome Bernard Cohen , 1998 single work novel
Future Shock Paul Hardacre , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 April 1998; (p. 7)

— Review of Snowdome Bernard Cohen , 1998 single work novel
An Interview with Bernard Cohen : Questions from Van Ikin Van Ikin (interviewer), 2001 single work interview
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 16 no. 1 (Issue 43) 2001; (p. 49-52)
The Best of Young Australian Novelists 1999 : Bernard Cohen Angela Bennie , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 May 1999; (p. 8)
Survival Story Anthony Macris , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 July 1999; (p. 10)
Urban Writes Bernard Cohen , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 19 April 1998; (p. 23)
Globalism and Its Discontents Paul Gillen , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Departures : How Australia Reinvents Itself 2002; (p. 258-268, notes 301-302)
The article discusses economic and sociological aspects of 'globalisation' and their representation in social commentary books, and also looks at recent Australian literary texts (particularly novels) which have addressed such issues.
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