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Issue Details: First known date: 1966... 1966 Season of Youth : A Novel
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The question of illegitimacy echoes throughout Season of Youth. There are three sons: the narrator, the eldest, who leads a dissolute life but whose aspirations to be a writer begin to take shape over the course of the novel; 'Dapper Dan the bastard' who becomes relatively wealthy and successful on the shady - illegitimate - side of the law but who also seems to be the most sentimental towards his mother; and, Peter, the youngest, whose aspirations are petit-bourgeois and whose gifts are for social climbing. ... Dan and Peter vie for favouritism and, at least in the family circle, act like model sons. But the end of the novel, after the mother's death, finds the narrator moving back in with his father as the other two sons clear out. We can scarcely speak of reconcilitation, for nothing much has changed in the relation between father and son ... (David Carter A Career in Writing : Judah Waten and the Cultural Politics of a Literary Career (1997): 236).

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  • Epigraph: A strange doom is thy father's son's. - Byron.

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y separately published work icon Migrant Contribution to the Literature of Australia : Judah Waten and the Old Tradition in the New World Rosanna Rosini , Calcutta : Writers Workshop , 1987 Z437434 1987 single work criticism biography
Judah Waten's Latest Novel Enid Harrison , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Realist , Winter no. 26 1967; (p. 34)

— Review of Season of Youth : A Novel Judah Waten , 1966 single work novel
Waten for Godot M. J. McIntyre , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February vol. 6 no. 4 1967; (p. 55)

— Review of My Brother Tom James Aldridge , 1966 single work novel ; Season of Youth : A Novel Judah Waten , 1966 single work novel
[Review] Season of Youth [and] The Watch Tower J. Laird , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 January 1967; (p. 10)

— Review of Season of Youth : A Novel Judah Waten , 1966 single work novel ; The Watch Tower Elizabeth Harrower , 1966 single work novel
Unhappy Families Nancy Keesing , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 January vol. 89 no. 4533 1967; (p. 31)

— Review of Season of Youth : A Novel Judah Waten , 1966 single work novel ; The Nature of Love Judith Wright , 1966 selected work short story ; An Ornament of Grace Jan Smith , 1966 single work novel ; Once There Was a Bagman : a memoir Tom Ronan , 1966 single work autobiography ; A Rambling Man James Cowan , 1966 single work novel
Judah Waten's Latest Novel Enid Harrison , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Realist , Winter no. 26 1967; (p. 34)

— Review of Season of Youth : A Novel Judah Waten , 1966 single work novel
[Review] Season of Youth : A Novel A. R. Chisholm , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 November 1966; (p. 24)

— Review of Season of Youth : A Novel Judah Waten , 1966 single work novel
[Review] Season of Youth : A Novel Maurice Vintner , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 November 1966; (p. 21)

— Review of Season of Youth : A Novel Judah Waten , 1966 single work novel
Bosh and Bildugsroman E. R. Castle , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , May no. 36 1967; (p. 44-46)

— Review of Season of Youth : A Novel Judah Waten , 1966 single work novel ; Sydney and the Bush : a light-hearted adventure story Elwyn J. Wallace , 1966 single work novel
[Review] Season of Youth : A Novel R. G. Geering , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 27 no. 3 1967; (p. 223-224)

— Review of Season of Youth : A Novel Judah Waten , 1966 single work novel
y separately published work icon Migrant Contribution to the Literature of Australia : Judah Waten and the Old Tradition in the New World Rosanna Rosini , Calcutta : Writers Workshop , 1987 Z437434 1987 single work criticism biography
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