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Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Inter Alia : Library Images and Australian Writing
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The editor, in her Foreword, remarks that although the advertisement soliciting contributions for this volume 'did not stipulate that the stereotype of libraries and librarians was to be contested, it is interesting to note that many of the writers - particularly those who have worked in libraries - do, in fact, project a very different image of libraries and library personnel' (vii).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Perth, Western Australia,:Curtin University of Technology. Library , 1990 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Watching a Film of Borges Narrated in Spanishi"The deliberate camera looks", Maurice Strandgard , single work poetry (p. 1)
A Rich Fantasy Life, Sean McMullen , single work short story (p. 2-16)
She Flings It Back at Mei"To be old before you are young", Terry Harrington , single work poetry (p. 19)
Bendigo Library, 1984i"Moving the library", Terry Harrington , single work poetry (p. 20-21)
Moving On, Ione Dean , single work short story (p. 22-31)
Wollahra Libraryi"That soapy marble chill", Mark Mahemoff , single work poetry (p. 32)
Chris and the Library Ghost, Sue Bursztynski , single work short story (p. 35-43)
Upon Not Working in a Technical Libraryi"Here? I can't work here.", Lynn Sunderland , single work poetry (p. 44-45)
Tell Tale, Ridley Allen , single work short story (p. 46-51)
Searching the Shelvesi"My finger walks these finite pages", Diane Beckingham , single work poetry (p. 52)
Flowing on from Heraclitusi"You cannot step into the same library twice", Diane Beckingham , single work poetry (p. 53)
Complaints and Suggestionsi"Here I sit enriching the cortex", Diane Beckingham , single work poetry (p. 54)
The Snare, Mary Walker , single work short story (p. 57-61)
The Library in the Loo, R. C. Hyslop , single work short story (p. 65-66)
A Library in the Thirties, M. Hildyard , single work short story
Mollie Hildyard describes her work at the Tasmanian Public Library in the 1930s. She mentions working in the Walker Collection of Australiana. She also mentions her access to novels of Norman Lindsay that had been banned.
(p. 67-69)
Wages of Virtue (Novel by P. C. Wren), Frank McMahon , single work prose
Frank McMahon recalls his receiving a scholarship which allowed him a year's free membership at the Burra Institute library, where among other works he found a whole shelf of books by P. C. Wren, author of Beau Geste.
(p. 71-72)
Fifty Years Ago, Joan Lang , single work short story (p. 73-75)
Our Library, Jean Sullivan , single work prose (p. 76-78)
Upstairs and Downstairs at Woburn Square, Lavinia Chattaway , single work prose (p. 81-83)
Melbourne Municipal : The Way We Were, Rosemary Nissen-Wade , single work prose (p. 84-89)

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