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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Xavier Herbert : A Biography
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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.

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Biopolitical Correspondences : Settler Nationalism, Thanatopolitics, and the Perils of Hybridity Michael R. Griffiths , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , June vol. 26 no. 2 2011; (p. 20-42)
'How does (post)colonial literary culture, so often annexed to nationalist concerns, interface with what Michel Foucalt called biopolitics? Biopolitics can be defined as the regularisation of a population according to the perceived insistence on norms. Indeed, biopolitics is crucially concerned with what is perceptible at the macroscopic level of an entire population - often rendering its operations blind to more singular, small, identitarian, or even communitarian representations and imaginaries. Unlike the diffuse, microscopic, governmental mechanisms of surveillance that identify the need for disciplinary interventions, biopolitics concerns itself with the regularisation of societies on a large scale, notably through demography. As Ann Laura Stoler has put it, Foucault's identification of these two forms of power, 'the disciplining of individual bodies...and the regularization of life processes of aggregate human populations' has led to much productive work in the postcolonialist critique of 'the discursive management of the sexual practices of the colonized', and the resultant 'colonial order of things' (4).' (Author's introduction, 20)
Untitled Nathan Hollier , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 66 2000; (p. 245-246)

— Review of Xavier Herbert : A Biography Frances De Groen , 1998 single work biography
Islands of Fact, Oceans of Fiction Neil Mudge , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Coppertales : A Journal of Rural Arts , no. 6 2000; (p. 118-120)

— Review of Xavier Herbert : A Biography Frances De Groen , 1998 single work biography ; Xavier Herbert : Episodes from Capricornia, Poor Fellow My Country and Other Fiction, Nonfiction and Letters Xavier Herbert , 1992 selected work short story prose extract correspondence criticism interview biography
Imagined Fact? Ross Clark , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 19 no. 1 2000; (p. 70)

— Review of Xavier Herbert : A Biography Frances De Groen , 1998 single work biography
The Portrait of a "Deeply Unlikable" Great Writer Stephen Prickett , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 136)

— Review of Xavier Herbert : A Biography Frances De Groen , 1998 single work biography
Untitled Patrick Buckridge , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 19 no. 2 1999; (p. 236-239)

— Review of Eleanor Dark : A Writer's Life Barbara Brooks , Judith Clark , 1998 single work biography ; Xavier Herbert : A Biography Frances De Groen , 1998 single work biography ; The Queen of Bohemia : The Autobiography of Dulcie Deamer : Being "The Golden Decade" Dulcie Deamer , 1998 single work autobiography
Australia Prolix? Laurie Clancy , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1998-1999) no. 207 1998; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Xavier Herbert : A Biography Frances De Groen , 1998 single work biography
Poor Fellow, My Biography Kerryn Goldsworthy , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 November 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of Xavier Herbert : A Biography Frances De Groen , 1998 single work biography
Saving Herbert from Oblivion Mark Thomas , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 November 1998; (p. 24)

— Review of Xavier Herbert : A Biography Frances De Groen , 1998 single work biography
The Monster in the Tree House Randolph Stow , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 18 December no. 4994 1998; (p. 6)

— Review of Xavier Herbert : A Biography Frances De Groen , 1998 single work biography
Biopolitical Correspondences : Settler Nationalism, Thanatopolitics, and the Perils of Hybridity Michael R. Griffiths , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , June vol. 26 no. 2 2011; (p. 20-42)
'How does (post)colonial literary culture, so often annexed to nationalist concerns, interface with what Michel Foucalt called biopolitics? Biopolitics can be defined as the regularisation of a population according to the perceived insistence on norms. Indeed, biopolitics is crucially concerned with what is perceptible at the macroscopic level of an entire population - often rendering its operations blind to more singular, small, identitarian, or even communitarian representations and imaginaries. Unlike the diffuse, microscopic, governmental mechanisms of surveillance that identify the need for disciplinary interventions, biopolitics concerns itself with the regularisation of societies on a large scale, notably through demography. As Ann Laura Stoler has put it, Foucault's identification of these two forms of power, 'the disciplining of individual bodies...and the regularization of life processes of aggregate human populations' has led to much productive work in the postcolonialist critique of 'the discursive management of the sexual practices of the colonized', and the resultant 'colonial order of things' (4).' (Author's introduction, 20)
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