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Issue Details: First known date: 1961... 1961 The Dyehouse
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'Written with unerring skill and insight, The Dyehouse is a masterly portrait of postwar Australia, when industrial work was radically transformed by new technologies and society changed with it. Mena Calthorpe—who herself worked in a textile factory—takes us inside this world, vividly bringing to life the people of an inner-Sydney company in the mid-1950s: the bosses, middlemen and underlings; their dramatic struggles and their loves.

'This powerful and affecting novel was first published in 1961, and is the hundredth book in the Text Classics series. The new edition comes with an introduction by Fiona McFarlane, acclaimed author of The Night Guest.' (Publication summary : Text Classic 2016)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Text Publishing , 2016 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Art of Work, Fiona McFarlane , 2016 single work criticism

'I found my second-hand copy of The Dyehouse among the glorious chaos of Gould's Book Arcade in Sydney's Newtown. I had never heard of Mena Calthorpe, but after reading the first line I knew I'd buy it: 'Miss Merton came to the Dyehouse one windy afternoon when smoke from the railway-yards drifted darkly over Macdonaldtown.' (Introduction)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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Other imprints include: Germany (in English) - Berlin: Seven Seas, 1964; German, [196-?]
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Ure Smith , 1961 .
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    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2016 .
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      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 29 August 2016
      ISBN: 9781925355758
      Series: y separately published work icon Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)
Alternative title: Slecna Mertonova
Language: Czech
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      Eastern Europe, Europe,
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      1978 .
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      Extent: 207p.
      Description: illus.

Works about this Work

NRB Editors on Their Favourite Books of 2016 Various , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , December 2016;

— Review of From the Outer : Footy Like You've Never Heard It 2016 anthology autobiography prose ; The Natural Way of Things Charlotte Wood , 2015 single work novel ; An Isolated Incident Emily Maguire , 2016 single work novel ; The Dyehouse Mena Calthorpe , 1961 single work novel ; The Midnight Watch David Dyer , 2016 single work novel
Factory Workers Are Living Cogs in the Machine Debra Adelaide , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 November 2016; (p. 29)

— Review of The Dyehouse Mena Calthorpe , 1961 single work novel
Labour in Vain: the Forgotten Novels of Australia’s Radical Women Danae Bosler , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , June 2015;
'Not a month goes by in academia or in literary culture without a debate about Australia’s literary canon and calls for a more inclusive list. Undoubtedly our canon should include more voices from women, the LGBTI community and Indigenous Australians. But I’d like to throw forward another undervalued and underrepresented genre: women’s political agency and activism – and this year might be a good time to acknowledge it.' (Author's introduction)
Towards a Poetics of Working Class Writing Ian Syson , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southern Review , March vol. 26 no. 1 1993; (p. 86-100)
Timely Reissue Marian Favel Clair Eldridge , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 March 1983; (p. 13)

— Review of The Dyehouse Mena Calthorpe , 1961 single work novel
Recent Novels John McLaren , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 23 1962; (p. 55-57)

— Review of La Bora Philip Jones , 1961 single work novel ; The Scarlet Blossom 'Craig Stirling' , 1961 single work novel ; The Dyehouse Mena Calthorpe , 1961 single work novel ; Low Company Hugh Atkinson , 1961 single work novel ; The Sun on the Stubble Colin Thiele , 1961 single work children's fiction ; The Fringe Dwellers Nene Gare , 1961 single work novel ; A Stranger and Afraid George Turner , 1961 single work novel ; If Golde Rust H. H. Wilson , 1961 single work novel
Undefeated Underdogs Thelma Forshaw , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 14 October vol. 82 no. 4261 1961; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Don't Tie Me Down V. H. Lloyd , 1961 single work novel ; The Dyehouse Mena Calthorpe , 1961 single work novel
Fiction Chronicle Harry Payne Heseltine , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , December vol. 20 no. 4 1961; (p. 474-491)

— Review of The Dyehouse Mena Calthorpe , 1961 single work novel
"The Dyehouse" Gordon Anderson , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Realist Writer , March no. 8 1962; (p. 16)

— Review of The Dyehouse Mena Calthorpe , 1961 single work novel
Untitled Laurie Hergenhan , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , Autumn vol. 6 no. 2 1962; (p. 81-82)

— Review of The Dyehouse Mena Calthorpe , 1961 single work novel
Towards a Poetics of Working Class Writing Ian Syson , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southern Review , March vol. 26 no. 1 1993; (p. 86-100)
Labour in Vain: the Forgotten Novels of Australia’s Radical Women Danae Bosler , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , June 2015;
'Not a month goes by in academia or in literary culture without a debate about Australia’s literary canon and calls for a more inclusive list. Undoubtedly our canon should include more voices from women, the LGBTI community and Indigenous Australians. But I’d like to throw forward another undervalued and underrepresented genre: women’s political agency and activism – and this year might be a good time to acknowledge it.' (Author's introduction)
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