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Issue Details: First known date: 1961... 1961 Soldiers' Women
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Panther ,
      1963 .
      Extent: 412p.
      Reprinted: 1963 , 1964 twice , 1966 twice , 1969 , 1972 twice
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Collins , 1977 .
      Extent: 412p.
      Edition info: Fontana
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Collins , 1978 .
      Extent: 412p.
      Edition info: Fontana Books.
      ISBN: 0006145078
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Fontana , 1987 .
      Extent: 490p.
      Edition info: Flamingo ed.
      ISBN: 0006542441 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Xavier Herbert. Requiem for Genius Russell McDougall , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Studies Review , vol. 23 no. 2 2017; (p. 106-125)

'In today’s global celebrity culture it’s hard to imagine a word more over-used and abused than ‘genius’. It is a slippery word with a long and contradictory conceptual history. Yet, in the Land of the Tall Poppy, self-confessions of genius invariably have paved a broad road to public ridicule and denigration. Xavier Herbert’s notion of genius was not static. It changed throughout his life and it evolved through his writing. He agreed with Carlyle that the first condition of genius must always be a ‘transcendent capacity of taking trouble’ and on this foundation he built his own concept of genius, as the unending ‘capacity for loving’. This article explores what genius meant to Xavier Herbert and how it translated into his fiction, before considering how our sense of genius today influences the way we respond to his most challenging fictions of love and hate, 'Capricornia' and 'Poor Fellow My Country'.'  (Publication abstract)

Daphne Walking Past Robert Drewe , 2010 single work prose
— Appears in: Sand 2010; (p. 25-27) Swimming to the Moon 2014; (p. 171-174)
The Australian Home-Front Novel of the Second World War: Genre, Gender and Region William Hatherell , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 23 no. 1 2007; (p. 79-91)
Mavericks and Misfits Nigel Krauth , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hot Iron Corrugated Sky : 100 Years of Queensland Writing 2002; (p. 158-169)
''Place is not a simple concept. There is 'place' as we know it from walking along it, from looking and working and taking shelter in it. There is 'place' shown on maps, where we run our fingers across swathes of it, locating points or large areas in relation to each other, orienting ourselves. There is 'place' as landscape and seascape, depicted in painted, photographed and filmed images, and described in written texts. And there is the 'idea of place' - a product formed in a culture through association of a site with an accumulation of outputs and critical responses: emotion - all that comes culturally to settle in place.' (Author's introduction p. 158)
y separately published work icon Xavier Herbert : A Biography Frances De Groen , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z403827 1998 single work biography This first biography of Xavier Herbert (1901-1984) explores the contradictions at the core of his turbulent life and career. It charts his lifelong quest to discover the reality of his existence and to forge a larger-than-life identity.
Untitled 1961 single work review
— Appears in: The Critic , 2 October vol. 1 no. 12 1961; (p. 81)

— Review of Soldiers' Women Xavier Herbert , 1961 single work novel
Mother on the Tiles Gavin Casey , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: The Critic , 26 January vol. 2 no. 5 1962; (p. 36)

— Review of Soldiers' Women Xavier Herbert , 1961 single work novel
Untitled 1961 single work review
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 29 July 1961; (p. 4)

— Review of Soldiers' Women Xavier Herbert , 1961 single work novel
Untitled Scrutarius , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 27 no. 10 1961; (p. 41)

— Review of The Darkening Ecliptic 'Ern Malley' , 1944 collected work poetry ; Soldiers' Women Xavier Herbert , 1961 single work novel
Another Look at Xavier Herbert Donald Horne , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 August vol. 82 no. 4251 1961; (p. 31-32)

— Review of Soldiers' Women Xavier Herbert , 1961 single work novel
Politics and Xavier Herbert's Women Kevin Green , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 5 no. 1 1983; (p. 51-62)
The Australian Home-Front Novel of the Second World War: Genre, Gender and Region William Hatherell , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 23 no. 1 2007; (p. 79-91)
Daphne Walking Past Robert Drewe , 2010 single work prose
— Appears in: Sand 2010; (p. 25-27) Swimming to the Moon 2014; (p. 171-174)
Mavericks and Misfits Nigel Krauth , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hot Iron Corrugated Sky : 100 Years of Queensland Writing 2002; (p. 158-169)
''Place is not a simple concept. There is 'place' as we know it from walking along it, from looking and working and taking shelter in it. There is 'place' shown on maps, where we run our fingers across swathes of it, locating points or large areas in relation to each other, orienting ourselves. There is 'place' as landscape and seascape, depicted in painted, photographed and filmed images, and described in written texts. And there is the 'idea of place' - a product formed in a culture through association of a site with an accumulation of outputs and critical responses: emotion - all that comes culturally to settle in place.' (Author's introduction p. 158)
Shopping for Words Jill Dimond , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Review , August no. 78 1995; (p. 12)
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