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''What is the best way to read a book? The first answer is: twice!' So run the opening sentences of a Victorian Adult Education Board bulletin issued this year. They are blatantly characteristic of the cloud-cuckoo territory in which the novel is studied by children, undergraduates, intellectuals and discussion-groups, And, if such poisonous nonsense were restricted merely to such groups, the result would be nothing more than a startling waste of time. It is when the novelist himself becomes influenced by changes rung upon such data that the results can be most dangerous.' (Introduction)   

Notes

  • See also Costello, Joe [letter commenting on Keneally's remarks on form] Australian Author II, 1 (1970) 40-1

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australian Author vol. 1 no. 4 1969 Z600931 1969 periodical issue 1969 pg. 3-6
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australian Author vol. 50 no. 2 2018 15356073 2018 periodical issue

    'In October 1962, the inaugural meeting of the proposed Society of Authors was held, to end the present feudal state of the Australian writer' and address the issues of 'poor and variable anthology fees, the need for standard contracts and the position regarding copyright' (Dal Stivens. foundation president). Broadside, the first journal of the Australian Society of Authors, began in September 1963 as a 'medium of information and opinion', and fulfilled that role until the last edition was published in July 1968 to make way for the launch of The Australian Author in 1969. This magazine was never intended as a literary puma\ and, as a result, did not meet the funding criteria of the time. Rather, its purpose was to 'concentrate attention on the defence of literary property—the writer's business (Stephany Steggall, Status and Sugar, 2013), which is exactly what it did for the next 50 years. ' (Publication summary)
     

    2018
    pg. 18-20

Works about this Work

The Literary Life of Australia Owen Webster , 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , [Autumn] no. 45 1970; (p. 27-32)
The Literary Life of Australia Owen Webster , 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , [Autumn] no. 45 1970; (p. 27-32)
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