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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 The Wildlife Reserve
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Laurie Clancy as Novelist of the Secular City John McLaren , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 4 2014;

'Laurie Clancy is very much a writer of the modern secular city. Although he was brought up in a Catholic household, he had left the Church well before he left school. The world he describes in his fiction is a post-modern world, where there is no God to offer comfort or authority to offer meaning. Clancy approaches this world from a realist perspective, but his realism breaks down as his characters find their efforts to make sense or to find fulfilment break down into fragmentary episodes of frustration or futility. Indeed he published many of these individual scenes as separate short stories. Even in the novels the narratives tend to collapse into series of fragments, rather than follow any kind of progression towards unity. These fragments record the frustrated attempts of his characters to create a unity in their experience, or to bend the outer world to their desires. Their constant failures produce an absurdity that ranges from the farcical to the tragic. ' (Author's introduction)

What's New in Books Pamela Ruskin , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Jewish News , 3 March vol. 61 no. 25 1995; (p. 36)

— Review of The Wildlife Reserve Laurie Clancy , 1994 single work novel ; The Childstone Cycle Kerry Greenwood , 1994 single work novel
Truth, Lies and Fiction Pamela Eade McCasker , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 140 1995; (p. 79-80)

— Review of The Wildlife Reserve Laurie Clancy , 1994 single work novel ; Ceremony at Lang Nho Georgia Savage , 1994 single work novel ; The Prisoner Gains a Blurred Skin Nicholas Playford , 1994 selected work short story ; The Powerful Owl Candida Baker , 1994 selected work short story
Campus Novel Offers Amusement and Knowledge Nancy Potter , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 9 no. 1 1995; (p. 45-46)

— Review of The Wildlife Reserve Laurie Clancy , 1994 single work novel
Weary Venture in Outdated Genre Don Anderson , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 November 1994; (p. 22)

— Review of The Wildlife Reserve Laurie Clancy , 1994 single work novel
An Entertaining Read with Lost Opportunities Ian McFarlane , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 November 1994; (p. 24)

— Review of The Wildlife Reserve Laurie Clancy , 1994 single work novel ; The Weekly Card Game Antoni Jach , 1994 single work novel ; Romeo of the Underworld Venero Armanno , 1994 single work novel ; The Borrowed Girl Gabrielle Carey , 1994 single work novel
Campus Antics Geoff Sharrock , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 166 1994; (p. 19-20)

— Review of The Wildlife Reserve Laurie Clancy , 1994 single work novel
Clancy's `Wit' an Overflow of Cliche Kathy Hunt , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 October 1994; (p. 18)

— Review of The Wildlife Reserve Laurie Clancy , 1994 single work novel
Oryctolagus Cuniculus Anglo-Celtica Strikes Back Paul Lindsey , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Tirra Lirra , Summer vol. 5 no. 2 1994-1995; (p. 25)

— Review of The Wildlife Reserve Laurie Clancy , 1994 single work novel
Satire Deborah Stone , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 18 December 1994; (p. 8)

— Review of The Wildlife Reserve Laurie Clancy , 1994 single work novel
Laurie Clancy as Novelist of the Secular City John McLaren , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 4 2014;

'Laurie Clancy is very much a writer of the modern secular city. Although he was brought up in a Catholic household, he had left the Church well before he left school. The world he describes in his fiction is a post-modern world, where there is no God to offer comfort or authority to offer meaning. Clancy approaches this world from a realist perspective, but his realism breaks down as his characters find their efforts to make sense or to find fulfilment break down into fragmentary episodes of frustration or futility. Indeed he published many of these individual scenes as separate short stories. Even in the novels the narratives tend to collapse into series of fragments, rather than follow any kind of progression towards unity. These fragments record the frustrated attempts of his characters to create a unity in their experience, or to bend the outer world to their desires. Their constant failures produce an absurdity that ranges from the farcical to the tragic. ' (Author's introduction)

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