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Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 Beachmasters
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'On Kristi, a tiny Pacific island jointly ruled by France and England, a group of half-castes, native Melanesians, and sympathetic colonials grab for independence and Gavi Salway, grandson of an old-time planter, is torn between loyalties.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1985 .
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      Holdings

      Held at: Monash University Monash University Library
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Viking ,
      1986 .
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      Extent: 185p.
      Note/s:
      • Published May 1st 1986 

      ISBN: 9780670810352

Other Formats

  • Also braille and sound recording, large print

Works about this Work

Double Trouble : The Teacher/Satirist Duality in Thea Astley’s Critical Writings Kate Cantrell , Lesley Hawkes , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , December vol. 26 no. 2 2019; (p. 218-231)

'Over a fifty-year period, from 1944 to 1994, Thea Astley published a number of critical writings, including essays, newspaper articles and reviews, and short reflections and meditations on her craft. Despite a renewed interest in Astley’s work, however, most critical interrogations of her oeuvre focus on her novels, and more recently her poetry. As a result, Astley’s critical writing has not been afforded the same breadth and depth of investigation as her fiction. This lacuna is troubling, since Astley’s critical works are important not only for their insight, but for what they reveal about Astley’s self-representation, and in particular the dual identity that she embodied as both a teacher and a satirist. This article argues that these dual roles emerge clearly in Astley’s essays and in fact are inextricable from many of her works. Further, the tensions between these two personae — Astley as teacher and Astley as satirist — reveal natural overlaps with her imaginative writing, and reflect her changing ideas about fiction writing, literature, and education.' (Publication abstract)

Thea Astley : Writing in Overpoweringly a Male Dominated Literary World Megha Trivedi , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Indian Review of World Literature in English , July vol. 6 no. 2 2010;
This paper is an attempt to explore different themes in the novels of Thea Astley.(p. 1)
Thea Astley : Exploring the Centre Paul Genoni , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Subverting the Empire : Explorers and Exploration in Australian Fiction 2004; (p. 97-144)
Colonial History and Post-Colonial Fiction : The Writing of Thea Astley Leigh Dale , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 19 no. 1 1999; (p. 21-31) Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds 2006; (p. 142-152)
'The Poetry of Revolution' in Thea Astley's "Beachmasters" Robert L. Ross , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Nationalism vs. Internationalism : (Inter)National Dimensions of Literatures in English 1996; (p. 511-516)
A Short-Lived Attempt at Independence Adrian Mitchell , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 16-17 March 1985; (p. 11)

— Review of Beachmasters Thea Astley , 1985 single work novel ; Scission Tim Winton , 1985 selected work short story
Astley : Pathos and Comedy Susan McKernan , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 April 1985; (p. 17)

— Review of Beachmasters Thea Astley , 1985 single work novel
Bizarre and Pitiful Rebellion Laurie Clancy , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 March 1985; (p. 13)

— Review of Beachmasters Thea Astley , 1985 single work novel
Skill and Subtlety in the Tropics Nancy Phelan , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 March 1985; (p. 41-42)

— Review of Beachmasters Thea Astley , 1985 single work novel
Soft Revolution and Vibrant Life Katharine England , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 March 1985; (p. 7)

— Review of Beachmasters Thea Astley , 1985 single work novel
Thea Astley : Exploring the Centre Paul Genoni , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Subverting the Empire : Explorers and Exploration in Australian Fiction 2004; (p. 97-144)
Thea Astley : Writing in Overpoweringly a Male Dominated Literary World Megha Trivedi , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Indian Review of World Literature in English , July vol. 6 no. 2 2010;
This paper is an attempt to explore different themes in the novels of Thea Astley.(p. 1)
Revolution as Bodily Fiction - Thea Astley and Margaret Atwood Ken L. Goodwin , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , Winter vol. 4 no. 2 1990; (p. 109-116)
Thea Astley Candida Baker (interviewer), 1986 single work biography interview
— Appears in: Yacker : Australian Writers Talk About Their Work 1986; (p. 28-53)
Australia's Pacific Identity John McLaren , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 7 no. 1 1993; (p. 45-50)
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