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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself
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Notes

  • Collection of a large number of Jolley's essays (or extracts of them), particularly those with an autobiographical theme.
  • Also published in braille and sound recording formats.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,:Viking , 1992 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
What Sins to Me Unknown Dipped Me in Ink?, Elizabeth Jolley , single work prose (p. 1-12)
On War, Elizabeth Jolley , single work prose (p. 13-15)
A Father's Hand Carves a Lesson from the Butter, Elizabeth Jolley , single work prose (p. 16-18)
Only Connect!, Elizabeth Jolley , single work prose (p. 19-26, 77-79)
'Only Connect!' The Passion and the Prose, Elizabeth Jolley , single work autobiography (p. 19-26, 77-79)
Disorder and Early Sorrow..., Elizabeth Jolley , extract novel (p. 21-23)
Schooldays : Elizabeth Jolley My First Editor, Elizabeth Jolley , single work prose (p. 27-30)
Mr Berrington, Elizabeth Jolley , single work short story (p. 31-38)
Of Butchers and Bilberry Baskets, Elizabeth Jolley , single work prose (p. 39-45)
The Little Herb of Self-Heal, Elizabeth Jolley , single work criticism (p. 46-52)
Who Talks of Victory?, Elizabeth Jolley , single work autobiography
Jolley talks about her early life in England and her experiences as a nurse-trainee at the end of WWII, and applies her experiences to some of her characters who do not claim victory, but only 'hold out'.
(p. 53-59)
Who Would Throw Streamers and Sing to a Container? Voyagers Together to a New World (from The Sugar Mother), Elizabeth Jolley , extract (p. 60-65)
Tricked or Treated?, Elizabeth Jolley , single work criticism (p. 66-68)
A Sort of Gift : Images of Perth, Elizabeth Jolley , single work prose biography (p. 69-76)
Only Connect! : Part 2, Elizabeth Jolley , single work prose (p. 77-79)
The Changing Family - Who Cares?, Elizabeth Jolley , single work prose (p. 80-92)
Decidedly Pointing to Central Mischief, Elizabeth Jolley , single work criticism (p. 93-97)
The Inward Eye, Elizabeth Jolley , single work criticism (p. 98-102)
Strange Regions There Are (for Robert Finlay-Jones), Elizabeth Jolley , single work criticism (p. 103-120)
The Habit of Art, Elizabeth Jolley , single work criticism (p. 121-124)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 1992 .
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      Extent: xvii, 189p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Caroline Lurie pp.xiii-xvii.
      ISBN: 0670843148
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1993 .
      Extent: 190p.
      ISBN: 0140166882

Works about this Work

Alex Miller : Migrant Writer Ingeborg van Teeseling , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Novels of Alex Miller : An Introduction 2012; (p. 66-77)
'Alex Miller, a two-time winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, as written ten novels, all of them featuring protagonists who are outsiders, often in more ways than one. In most, if not all of them, Miller's narrators grapple with personal and societal questions of alienation. Miller's books offer sophisticated literary investigations into issues relating to the 'ownership' of place and landscape, the impossibility of an uncomplicated identity after migration, the role of history, and the nature of belonging and home. Critical reviews of his work have, over time, acknowledged this presence of migrant themes, but the connection between the migrancy of the writer and the content of his work has hardly ever been noted clearly. In fact, the Oxford Literary History of Australia categorises Miller, a little mystifyingly, as a 'non-migrant Australian writer' (Lever, 325). My argument here is that this is not just factually false, but that reading Miller's work as unproblematically Australian takes the sting out of what he is trying to say, and not just about the migrant experience but about Australia as well.' (Author's introduction 66)
The Gendered Literary Landscapes of Elizabeth Jolley Fionnuala Neville , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Land and Identity : Proceedings of the 1997 Conference Held at The University of New England Armidale New South Wales 27-30 September 1997 1998; (p. 197-201)
[Review] Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself Maurice Jones , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 7 no. 3 1993; (p. 3-4)

— Review of Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself Elizabeth Jolley , 1992 selected work prose
Neo-fiction from Elizabeth Jolley Tracy Meszaros , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1993; (p. 121-124)

— Review of Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself Elizabeth Jolley , 1992 selected work prose ; Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs : Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions Paul Salzman , 1993 single work criticism
A Jolley Life Tony Maniaty , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 March 1993; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself Elizabeth Jolley , 1992 selected work prose
[Review] Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself Suman Bala , 1991-1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 3 no. 1 1991-1992; (p. 222-225)

— Review of Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself Elizabeth Jolley , 1992 selected work prose
Neo-fiction from Elizabeth Jolley Tracy Meszaros , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1993; (p. 121-124)

— Review of Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself Elizabeth Jolley , 1992 selected work prose ; Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs : Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions Paul Salzman , 1993 single work criticism
[Review] Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself Maurice Jones , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 7 no. 3 1993; (p. 3-4)

— Review of Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself Elizabeth Jolley , 1992 selected work prose
Poetry is Where You Find It Reba Gostand , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , April vol. 12 no. 1 1993; (p. 63-65)

— Review of Selected Poems 1939-1990 John Blight , 1992 selected work poetry ; Heartland Angelika Fremd , 1992 single work novel ; Fabricating the Self : The Fictions of Jessica Anderson Elaine Barry , 1996 single work criticism ; The Seal Woman Beverley Farmer , 1992 single work novel ; Poems 1959-1989 David Malouf , 1992 selected work poetry ; Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself Elizabeth Jolley , 1992 selected work prose
"On the Edge" - an Idea Central to "Central Mischief" Barbara Milech , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 6 no. 2 1992; (p. 169-170)

— Review of Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself Elizabeth Jolley , 1992 selected work prose
Alex Miller : Migrant Writer Ingeborg van Teeseling , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Novels of Alex Miller : An Introduction 2012; (p. 66-77)
'Alex Miller, a two-time winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, as written ten novels, all of them featuring protagonists who are outsiders, often in more ways than one. In most, if not all of them, Miller's narrators grapple with personal and societal questions of alienation. Miller's books offer sophisticated literary investigations into issues relating to the 'ownership' of place and landscape, the impossibility of an uncomplicated identity after migration, the role of history, and the nature of belonging and home. Critical reviews of his work have, over time, acknowledged this presence of migrant themes, but the connection between the migrancy of the writer and the content of his work has hardly ever been noted clearly. In fact, the Oxford Literary History of Australia categorises Miller, a little mystifyingly, as a 'non-migrant Australian writer' (Lever, 325). My argument here is that this is not just factually false, but that reading Miller's work as unproblematically Australian takes the sting out of what he is trying to say, and not just about the migrant experience but about Australia as well.' (Author's introduction 66)
The Gendered Literary Landscapes of Elizabeth Jolley Fionnuala Neville , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Land and Identity : Proceedings of the 1997 Conference Held at The University of New England Armidale New South Wales 27-30 September 1997 1998; (p. 197-201)
Looking Back Jane Sullivan , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 18 April 1992; (p. 3)
Stepping into Creativity Without Fear Bron Sibree , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 May 1992; (p. 23)
Jolley's View of Life is a Winner Jennifer Moran , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The West Australian , 19 November 1993; (p. 1)

Awards

1993 winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Historical and Critical Studies Award
1993 winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Premier's Prize
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