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Is part of Autobiographical Memoirs Gerard Windsor , series - author autobiography
Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Heaven Where the Bachelors Sit
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Notes

  • Dedication: For Michael McKernan and all at Watsonia
  • Book Two of the Autobiographical Memoirs Series.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

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Works about this Work

Life-Writing and Diaspora II : The Autobiographical Writings of the Irish in Britain and Australia Patrick Buckridge , Liam Harte , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: A History of Irish Autobiography 2018; (p. 331-347)

'There is no more common Irish journey than that made by generations of people ‘across the water’ to Great Britain. A complex set of factors, from the countries’ geographical proximity to the colonial nature of their historical relationship, combine to ensure that Irish migration to Britain ‘comprises a very large, very special case’.  Australia, too, has claims to exceptionalism as a receptor of Irish migrants. Oliver MacDonagh proposes three respects in which the Irish-Australian diaspora differs from its counterparts in Britain and North America: its historically high percentage of the total population of the new country, its very even demographic distribution and the somewhat special status of the Irish as a ‘founding people’, arriving in Australia – mainly as convicts and soldiers – at the beginning of its European colonization, thereby exercising a potentially stronger influence over the shape and destiny of the new nation than the other Irish emigrations could hope to achieve. Although points of commonality co-exist with these markers of difference – particularly for Catholic Irish migrants, who have a shared historical experience of being a denigrated out-group in both countries – any joint examination of the autobiographical writings of the Irish in Britain and Australia must expect the contrasts to eclipse the correspondences. Yet, as this chapter will show, despite being shaped by highly distinctive diasporic histories and sociocultural conditions, these respective literary corpuses reveal certain narrative preoccupations that illuminate the shifting meanings of home and belonging for those whose identities are forged across boundaries and heritages.' (Introduction)

Distant Lives Venetia Somerset , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , February vol. 2 no. 1 1997; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Heaven Where the Bachelors Sit Gerard Windsor , 1996 single work autobiography
Returning to the Seminary Michael McGirr , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 December 1996; (p. 9)

— Review of Heaven Where the Bachelors Sit Gerard Windsor , 1996 single work autobiography
The Story of an Absolute Novice Marion Halligan , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 September 1996; (p. rev 8)

— Review of Heaven Where the Bachelors Sit Gerard Windsor , 1996 single work autobiography
How to Survive an Early Brush with the Mystery of Faith Andrew Rutherford , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 22 September 1996; (p. 8)

— Review of Heaven Where the Bachelors Sit Gerard Windsor , 1996 single work autobiography
Mystery of Life in the Jesuits James Harper , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 October 1996; (p. wkd 8)

— Review of Heaven Where the Bachelors Sit Gerard Windsor , 1996 single work autobiography
Inside Outside Margaret Coffey , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , October vol. 6 no. 8 1996; (p. 49-50)

— Review of Heaven Where the Bachelors Sit Gerard Windsor , 1996 single work autobiography
Tribal World of the Jesuits Anne Henderson , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 185 1996; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Heaven Where the Bachelors Sit Gerard Windsor , 1996 single work autobiography
Angels Lose Their Way David Harris , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 November 1996; (p. 15)

— Review of Heaven Where the Bachelors Sit Gerard Windsor , 1996 single work autobiography
The Curious Denial of the Jesuit Peter Pierce , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 November vol. 116 no. 6047 1996; (p. 75)

— Review of Heaven Where the Bachelors Sit Gerard Windsor , 1996 single work autobiography
Making It Gerard Windsor , 1996 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , November no. 158 1996; (p. 22-23)
Life-Writing and Diaspora II : The Autobiographical Writings of the Irish in Britain and Australia Patrick Buckridge , Liam Harte , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: A History of Irish Autobiography 2018; (p. 331-347)

'There is no more common Irish journey than that made by generations of people ‘across the water’ to Great Britain. A complex set of factors, from the countries’ geographical proximity to the colonial nature of their historical relationship, combine to ensure that Irish migration to Britain ‘comprises a very large, very special case’.  Australia, too, has claims to exceptionalism as a receptor of Irish migrants. Oliver MacDonagh proposes three respects in which the Irish-Australian diaspora differs from its counterparts in Britain and North America: its historically high percentage of the total population of the new country, its very even demographic distribution and the somewhat special status of the Irish as a ‘founding people’, arriving in Australia – mainly as convicts and soldiers – at the beginning of its European colonization, thereby exercising a potentially stronger influence over the shape and destiny of the new nation than the other Irish emigrations could hope to achieve. Although points of commonality co-exist with these markers of difference – particularly for Catholic Irish migrants, who have a shared historical experience of being a denigrated out-group in both countries – any joint examination of the autobiographical writings of the Irish in Britain and Australia must expect the contrasts to eclipse the correspondences. Yet, as this chapter will show, despite being shaped by highly distinctive diasporic histories and sociocultural conditions, these respective literary corpuses reveal certain narrative preoccupations that illuminate the shifting meanings of home and belonging for those whose identities are forged across boundaries and heritages.' (Introduction)

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