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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Eat Me
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'Julia is a photographer, Chantal edits a fashion magazine, Helen is a feminist academic and Philippa is a writer. These four friends haunt the cafés of inner-city Sydney, eyeing the passing talent and swapping outlandish tales. Sexy, intelligent, predatory, they are women of their time—but can we believe their wild and wicked descriptions of their erotic exploits?' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Broadway Books ,
      1997 .
      Extent: 242p.
      ISBN: 0553066978 (hbk.)
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2012 .
      image of person or book cover 8443367333080571464.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      ISBN: 9781922079817
      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: Mangiami
Language: Italian
    • Parma,
      c
      Italy,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Ugo Guanda ,
      1996 .
      Extent: 229p.
      ISBN: 8877469188
      • Publisher: TEA
      Milan,
      c
      Italy,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      TEA ,
      1999 .
      Extent: 229p.
      ISBN: 8878186546; 9788878186545
      Series: TEADUE TEA (publisher), 1999 series - publisher novel

Works about this Work

Dance of the Emotional Void Xavier Pons , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Messengers of Eros : Representations of Sex in Australian Writing 2009; (p. 119-138)

'In the literature of the last few decades depiction of sex have become commonplace. The old taboos which made any allusion to these matters something daring or transgressive have disappeared, to the extent that the reader is surprised, and perhaps a little disappointed, when he or she fails to find any sexual descriptions in the novel. It would appear that the characters have as few inhibitions when it comes to having sex as the writers when it comes to describing it.' (p. 119)

Australian Masculinities Xavier Pons , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Messengers of Eros : Representations of Sex in Australian Writing 2009; (p. 97-117)
This criticism looks at the forms of maleness celebrated by Australian writers and how that 'maleness' is not just constructed by men. Women, Pons argues, contribute to this construction.
Sex and Literature Xavier Pons , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Messengers of Eros : Representations of Sex in Australian Writing 2009; (p. 61-80)

'In the arts generally and in literature in particular, depictions of sex are never a mere representation of life-they are more like a substitute for it, an alternative to it. They often express desires which cannot find fulfilment in reality, and thus are entrusted to the imagination by which, for all their 'baser' nature, they are turned, or sublimated, into something more acceptable to society, something that can appear on a canvas or a sheet of paper and relieve the artist's, as well as the viewer's frustration.' (p. 61)

Sex in the City : Sexual Predation in Contemporary Australian Grunge Fiction Jean-François Vernay , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Aumla , May no. 107 2007; (p. 145-158)
'This essay will focus on the sexuality of grunge fiction characters, and will examine the relationship of this focus to issues of embodiment, culture and urban spaces' (146).
Noises Off : Linda Jaivin Luke Benedictus (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 June 2005; (p. 6)
[Review] Eat Me Angelika Fremd , 2000- single work review
— Appears in: CrossLines

— Review of Eat Me Linda Jaivin , 1995 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Debra Adelaide , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 July 2003; (p. 19)

— Review of Killing Superman Mary-Rose MacColl , 2003 single work novel ; Eat Me Linda Jaivin , 1995 single work novel
The Erotogenic Distaff: Three Modes of Australian Erotic Fiction Neil James , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Winter vol. 7 no. 2 1997; (p. 114-118)

— Review of Eat Me Linda Jaivin , 1995 single work novel ; Quiver : A Book of Erotic Tales Tobsha Learner , 1996 selected work short story ; Rock n Roll Babes from Outer Space Linda Jaivin , 1996 single work novel ; Sex Crimes Peta Spear , 1996 selected work short story
A Zany, Sexy, Picaresque Romp Penelope Hanley , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 September 1995; (p. C12)

— Review of Eat Me Linda Jaivin , 1995 single work novel
Delicious Mix of Fact and Fiction Matthew Condon , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 October 1995; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Eat Me Linda Jaivin , 1995 single work novel ; Drift Street Clare Mendes , 1995 single work novel
Bookmarks : You Are What You Eat Jason Steger , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 20 September 2003; (p. 6)
A brief report on the banning of Linda Jaivin's novel, Eat Me in Marion County, Florida.
Blame It on the Cucumber Linda Jaivin , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 May 2004; (p. 6-7)
Jaivin recounts in detail the Marion County, Florida censorship battle over her novel Eat Me. The novel was banned in 2003 from the bookshelves of the local library, but reinstated after a fiercely fought campaign.
Noises Off : Linda Jaivin Luke Benedictus (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 June 2005; (p. 6)
Sex in the City : Sexual Predation in Contemporary Australian Grunge Fiction Jean-François Vernay , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Aumla , May no. 107 2007; (p. 145-158)
'This essay will focus on the sexuality of grunge fiction characters, and will examine the relationship of this focus to issues of embodiment, culture and urban spaces' (146).
Sex and Literature Xavier Pons , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Messengers of Eros : Representations of Sex in Australian Writing 2009; (p. 61-80)

'In the arts generally and in literature in particular, depictions of sex are never a mere representation of life-they are more like a substitute for it, an alternative to it. They often express desires which cannot find fulfilment in reality, and thus are entrusted to the imagination by which, for all their 'baser' nature, they are turned, or sublimated, into something more acceptable to society, something that can appear on a canvas or a sheet of paper and relieve the artist's, as well as the viewer's frustration.' (p. 61)

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