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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1990 .

Works about this Work

Greek Olives and Italian Prosciutto on Crusty French Bread : Food in Contemporary Fiction by Australian Women Jennifer Mitchell , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 2010;
'Women have often had a troubled relationship with food, but in recent decades there has been a bit of a turn around - at least in fictional terms. In some earlier Australian feminist fiction from the 1970s and 1980s, women were often portrayed as oppressed by, or resistant to, food and eating. Here I explore food in Kate Grenville's Lilian's Story, Andrea Goldsmith's Gracious Living, and two works by Helen Garner - The Children's Bach and Cosmo Cosmolino. In these stories women refrain from eating, or over indulge, as forms of resistance to oppression. But times have changed. This essay examines the changing nature of how food is represented in fiction by Australian women. The later novels explored here - Drusilla Modjeska's The Orchard, Marion Halligan's The Fog Garden, Stephanie Dowrick Tasting Salt and Amanda Lohrey's Camille's Bread (1995) - significantly reframe food preparation and consumption as positive experiences that promote women's independence, and contribute to their creative lives and personal relationships. These later texts transcend the earlier view of domesticated women as anxious or resistant consumers of food. Instead, food is aesthetically rich and sensually rewarding; a controllable and pleasurable experience promoting health, wellbeing, and positive loving relationships. (Author's abstract)
Untitled Julia Hancock , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Lesbians on the Loose , September no. 21 1991; (p. 21)

— Review of Gracious Living Andrea Goldsmith , 1990 single work novel
Untitled Mem Fox , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Top Shelf : Supplement to Australian Book Review 1991; (p. 27)

— Review of Gracious Living Andrea Goldsmith , 1990 single work novel
When it Comes to Writing about Jewish Characters, Novelist Andrea Goldsmith Follows Her Own Rules Deborah Morris , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 29 November vol. 58 no. 13 1991; (p. 31)
Flaws in High Society Exposed in Accomplished First Work Katharine England , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 February 1990; (p. 15)

— Review of Gracious Living Andrea Goldsmith , 1990 single work novel
Untitled Julia Hancock , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Lesbians on the Loose , September no. 21 1991; (p. 21)

— Review of Gracious Living Andrea Goldsmith , 1990 single work novel
Self-Discovery, Exotica and Erotica Janet Chimonyo , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 February 1990; (p. 11)

— Review of The Saddest Pleasure Inez Baranay , 1989 selected work short story ; Gracious Living Andrea Goldsmith , 1990 single work novel ; Tokyo No Hana Robert Allen , 1990 single work novel
Paperbacks Graham Clark , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 December 1989; (p. 40)

— Review of Surly Girls Susan Hampton , 1989 selected work short story poetry criticism prose drama ; Gracious Living Andrea Goldsmith , 1990 single work novel
Fiction(s) Stephanie Dowrick , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Society , February vol. 9 no. 2 1990; (p. 52)

— Review of Surly Girls Susan Hampton , 1989 selected work short story poetry criticism prose drama ; Gracious Living Andrea Goldsmith , 1990 single work novel
A Marvellous Regiment of Older Women Penelope Nelson , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 27-28 January weekend 7 1990;

— Review of Gracious Living Andrea Goldsmith , 1990 single work novel
Greek Olives and Italian Prosciutto on Crusty French Bread : Food in Contemporary Fiction by Australian Women Jennifer Mitchell , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 2010;
'Women have often had a troubled relationship with food, but in recent decades there has been a bit of a turn around - at least in fictional terms. In some earlier Australian feminist fiction from the 1970s and 1980s, women were often portrayed as oppressed by, or resistant to, food and eating. Here I explore food in Kate Grenville's Lilian's Story, Andrea Goldsmith's Gracious Living, and two works by Helen Garner - The Children's Bach and Cosmo Cosmolino. In these stories women refrain from eating, or over indulge, as forms of resistance to oppression. But times have changed. This essay examines the changing nature of how food is represented in fiction by Australian women. The later novels explored here - Drusilla Modjeska's The Orchard, Marion Halligan's The Fog Garden, Stephanie Dowrick Tasting Salt and Amanda Lohrey's Camille's Bread (1995) - significantly reframe food preparation and consumption as positive experiences that promote women's independence, and contribute to their creative lives and personal relationships. These later texts transcend the earlier view of domesticated women as anxious or resistant consumers of food. Instead, food is aesthetically rich and sensually rewarding; a controllable and pleasurable experience promoting health, wellbeing, and positive loving relationships. (Author's abstract)
When it Comes to Writing about Jewish Characters, Novelist Andrea Goldsmith Follows Her Own Rules Deborah Morris , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 29 November vol. 58 no. 13 1991; (p. 31)
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