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Issue Details: First known date: 1983... 1983 The Cure
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Big Father is Watching You : A Postcolonial Reading of Peter Kocan's Total Institution Novellas Jean-François Vernay , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 26 no. 1 2012; (p. 61-66)
'Born in 1947, Peter Kocan went down in the history of Australian fiction for having written a pair of companion novellas that are largely inspired from his experience as an inmate when he was incarcerated at Long Bay Correctional Center (Sydney) and then confined in Ward 6 for the Criminally Insane in Morrisset Psycological Hospital (New South Wales). When he turned 19, he attempted to shoot dead the then-leader of the Australian Labor Party Arthur Calwell with a sawn-off .22 rifle. At the time of the trial he was diagnosed as a borderline schizophrenic and condemned to life imprisonment, a sentence that was commuted to ten years of treatment that gave him and insiders knowledge of psychiatric institutions. Published after a time when asylum narratives were starting to make their mark in Australian fiction with novels such as David Ireland's The Flesheaters (1972) and Walter Adamson's The Institution (1976), The Treatment (1980) and its sequel The Cure (1983) chronicle Len Tarbutt's institutionalisation - a nineteen-year-old youngster confined in the maximum-security cell of a mental hospital to serve a life sentence. On another level, these two second-person semi-fictions can also be interpreted as a national allegory of Australian penal settlement, which explicates the ruler-ruled relationship through the establishment of a panoptic repressive system.' (Author's introduction)
Emeritus Award for Peter Kocan 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Artery , no. 14 2010; (p. 16)
'Vox Populi?' The Image of Psychiatry in Australian Literature Michael Dudley , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Left, Right or Centre? Psychiatry and the Status Quo 1990; (p. 1-25)
Untitled Nancy Keesing , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 161)

— Review of The Cure Peter Kocan , 1983 single work novel ; The Treatment ; and, The Cure Peter Kocan , 1984 selected work novel
'How Do You Feel Within Yourself?' : The Case of Peter Kocan Harry Payne Heseltine , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Psychopathology in Australian Life : Studies in Cultural Order and Disorder 1988; (p. 54-72)
[Review] The Bodysurfers Brian Edwards , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Landfall , June vol. 39 no. 2 1985; (p. 213-223)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf , 1982 single work novella ; The Bodysurfers Robert Drewe , 1983 selected work short story ; An Item from the Late News Thea Astley , 1982 single work novel ; The Cure Peter Kocan , 1983 single work novel ; White Stag of Exile Thomas Shapcott , 1984 single work novel ; The State of the Art : The Mood of Contemporary Australia in Short Stories 1983 anthology short story ; Kewpie Doll Barbara Hanrahan , 1984 single work novel ; The Bellarmine Jug : A Novel Nicholas Hasluck , 1984 single work novel ; Harland's Half Acre David Malouf , 1984 single work novel ; Woman in a Lampshade Elizabeth Jolley , 1983 selected work short story ; Miss Peabody's Inheritance Elizabeth Jolley , 1983 single work novel
Bomb Nuts, Detectives and Prisoners Annette Hildyard , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Island Magazine , Autumn-Winter no. 18/19 1984; (p. 40-44)

— Review of Woman in a Lampshade Elizabeth Jolley , 1983 selected work short story ; Hostages Fay Zwicky , 1983 selected work short story ; The Cure Peter Kocan , 1983 single work novel ; Headlocks & Other Stories Barry Hill , 1983 selected work short story ; The Tournament Georgia Savage , 1983 single work novel ; The Hand That Feeds You : A Satiric Nightmare Nicholas Hasluck , 1982 single work novel ; Stop Press Jennifer Burley , 1982 single work novel ; Sister Kate : A Novel Jean Bedford , 1982 single work novel ; Were All Women Sex-Mad? And Other Stories Anna Couani , 1982 selected work prose ; The Last Adventures of Christian Doom, Private I Robert Kenny , 1982 single work novel ; An Item from the Late News Thea Astley , 1982 single work novel
Disturbing and Memorable Novel Peter Kay , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 August 1983; (p. 16)

— Review of The Cure Peter Kocan , 1983 single work novel
It Must Look Like Your True Feelings Coming Out Sally McInerney , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 May 1983; (p. 38)

— Review of The Cure Peter Kocan , 1983 single work novel
New Australian Novels Katharine England , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Saturday Review , 8 October 1983; (p. 29)

— Review of The Cure Peter Kocan , 1983 single work novel
Emeritus Award for Peter Kocan 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Artery , no. 14 2010; (p. 16)
Big Father is Watching You : A Postcolonial Reading of Peter Kocan's Total Institution Novellas Jean-François Vernay , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 26 no. 1 2012; (p. 61-66)
'Born in 1947, Peter Kocan went down in the history of Australian fiction for having written a pair of companion novellas that are largely inspired from his experience as an inmate when he was incarcerated at Long Bay Correctional Center (Sydney) and then confined in Ward 6 for the Criminally Insane in Morrisset Psycological Hospital (New South Wales). When he turned 19, he attempted to shoot dead the then-leader of the Australian Labor Party Arthur Calwell with a sawn-off .22 rifle. At the time of the trial he was diagnosed as a borderline schizophrenic and condemned to life imprisonment, a sentence that was commuted to ten years of treatment that gave him and insiders knowledge of psychiatric institutions. Published after a time when asylum narratives were starting to make their mark in Australian fiction with novels such as David Ireland's The Flesheaters (1972) and Walter Adamson's The Institution (1976), The Treatment (1980) and its sequel The Cure (1983) chronicle Len Tarbutt's institutionalisation - a nineteen-year-old youngster confined in the maximum-security cell of a mental hospital to serve a life sentence. On another level, these two second-person semi-fictions can also be interpreted as a national allegory of Australian penal settlement, which explicates the ruler-ruled relationship through the establishment of a panoptic repressive system.' (Author's introduction)
'How Do You Feel Within Yourself?' : The Case of Peter Kocan Harry Payne Heseltine , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Psychopathology in Australian Life : Studies in Cultural Order and Disorder 1988; (p. 54-72)
Poetic Justice Saves an 'Insider' Tom Krause (interviewer), 1983 single work criticism biography interview
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 19-20 March 1983; (p. 12)
'Vox Populi?' The Image of Psychiatry in Australian Literature Michael Dudley , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Left, Right or Centre? Psychiatry and the Status Quo 1990; (p. 1-25)
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