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Issue Details: First known date: 1980... 1980 The Transit of Venus
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Viking ,
      1980 .
      Extent: 337p.
      ISBN: 0670724262
    • London,
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      Macmillan ,
      1980 .
      Extent: 337p.
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      • Publisher's note: A portion of this book originally appeared in The New Yorker.
      ISBN: 0333277511
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1981 .
      Extent: 337p.
      ISBN: 0140058931
    • Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
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      Penguin ,
      1981 .
      Extent: 337p.
      Reprinted: 1982 , 1983 twice
      ISBN: 0140057951
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Playboy Press ,
      1981 .
      Extent: 336p.
      ISBN: 087216859x
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Penguin ,
      1990 .
      Extent: 337p.
      ISBN: 0140107479
    • London,
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      Virago ,
      1995 .
      Extent: 337p.
      ISBN: 1860491812
      Series: y separately published work icon Virago Modern Classics Virago (publisher), 1978- Z1498171 1978 series - publisher Number in series: 405
    • London,
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      Virago ,
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      Extent: 337p.
      ISBN: 1844081443
    • London,
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      Virago ,
      2004 .
      Extent: 337p.
      ISBN: 1844081443
Alternative title: Il pasaggio di Venere
Language: Italian

Works about this Work

“Only for Love” : Expatriatism, Amateur Reading and Shirley Hazzard’s Post-war World Brigitta Olubas , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 20 no. 2 2020;

'Alongside Shirley Hazzard’s largely European literary coordinates are also to be found traces of other more obscure figures, and of her persistent return to other sites and cultures. If the biographical narrative of her expatriatism arcs from Sydney to Manhattan via Naples and Capri, then Hiroshima, which she visited briefly in 1947 at age 16, and which reappears in her writing as a chronotope of post-nuclear modernity, is a trace of other possible expatriate trajectories. This essay examines this chronotope through and in light of Hazzard’s long-standing friendship with two US-born scholars of Japanese literature: Ivan Morris, one of the founders of US Amnesty International, and Donald Keene, a Japanese citizen resident in Tokyo until his death in 2019, and will examine the ways these friendships and the careers of these two fellow writers, both also expatriate for much of their lives, bore on Hazzard’s understanding of her own place in the world.' (Publication abstract)

The Short Fiction of Shirley Hazzard Brigitta Olubas , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 77 no. 3 2017; (p. 20-25)

'Over a publishing career spanning a half-century from the early 1960s. Shirley Hazzard published four acclaimed novels: The Evening of the Holiday (1961), The Bay of Noon (1970), The Transit of Venus (1980) and The Great Fire (2003). These novels focus on the intertwined matter of low and loss: they rake her readers into complex moral territory, with the certainties and compulsions of sexual and romantic love tested throughout by individual vulnerability. At the same time, and much in the manner of novels written a century earlier, they take up what Harvard referred to as "public themes," that is, the substantial human matter of political and social life, played out against the backdrop of the globalising world of the second half of the twentieth century.' (Introduction)

Across the Face of the Sun Charlotte Wood , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , April 2015;
Returning to the Scene of the Crime : On Re-reading The Transit of Venus Robert Dixon , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Shirley Hazzard : New Critical Essays 2014; (p. 79-93)
Glasses and Speculations : On Hazzard's Transits Gail Jones , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Shirley Hazzard : New Critical Essays 2014; (p. 65-78)
Pick of the Week Cameron Woodhead , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 August 2004; (p. 4)

— Review of The Transit of Venus Shirley Hazzard , 1980 single work novel
Conventions of Presence Peter Pierce , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 40 no. 1 1981; (p. 106-113)

— Review of Homesickness Murray Bail , 1980 single work novel ; Honour, and, Other People's Children : Two Stories Helen Garner , 1980 selected work novella ; Honour Helen Garner , 1980 single work novella ; Other People's Children Helen Garner , 1980 single work novella ; The Transit of Venus Shirley Hazzard , 1980 single work novel ; Who Shot George Kirkland? : A Novel About the Nature of Truth Frank Hardy , 1981 single work novel
Untitled John Beston , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 July 1980; (p. 21)

— Review of The Transit of Venus Shirley Hazzard , 1980 single work novel
Chance's Encounters Eugene Chesnick , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Nation , 24 May vol. 230 no. 20 1980; (p. 633-634)

— Review of The Transit of Venus Shirley Hazzard , 1980 single work novel
Untitled J. Cotton , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Vogue Australia , October 1980; (p. 112-113)

— Review of The Transit of Venus Shirley Hazzard , 1980 single work novel
Shirley Hazzard in Naples John Slavin , 2004 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 263 2004; (p. 9-10)
The Transit of Venus : Shirley Hazzard (1931- ) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 142-246)
Reading Shirley Hazzard's The Transit of Venus II i "There's always", Lucy Dougan , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: White Clay 2008; (p. 18-19) "22" 2009; (p. 4)
Visual Art and Bourgeois Forms in Shirley Hazzard's Fiction Brigitta Olubas , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 68 no. 1 2008; (p. 13-23)
Constructing the Metropolitan Homeland : The Literatures of the White Settler Societies of New Zealand and Australia Janet Wilson , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas 2009; (p. 125-145)

Awards

2007 shortlisted International Awards Prix Femina (France) Roman Etranger (Foreign novel) Shortlisted for the 2007 translation by Claude Demanuelli.
1981 finalist International Awards National Book Awards (USA)
1980 winner International Awards National Book Critics' Circle (USA) Fiction
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