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Issue Details: First known date: 1984... 1984 The Diminishing Paradise : Changing Literary Perceptions of Australia
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Australian Marginalia : Encounters with Australia in Raymond Roussel, John Ashbery and Georges Perec Brendan Casey , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 November no. 93 2019;

'The ‘Raymond’ who sends his tender thoughts is Raymond Roussel, the French poet, playwright and novelist. And ‘little Charlotte’ is Charlotte Dufrène, Roussel’s housekeeper and closest friend (after his mother, Mme. Marguerite Roussel, who had died some years before the postcard was penned). Based on the colour photograph, ‘showing a street of an extremely modern town, with fine buildings and a tramline’, Roussel’s biographer François Caradec has imagined that his hotel room overlooked Collins Street, its northern windows faced away from Melbourne’s city centre (Caradec 175). Yet this is a double fabrication, not only because little was known about the poet’s visit to Australia in 1920 – where he went, where he stayed, what he saw – but also because the postcard itself exists only in reproduction, described and transcribed by the writer and ethnographer Michel Leiris, with Dufrène’s permission, in an essay titled ‘Le Voyageur et son Ombre’ (‘The Wanderer and His Shadow’) published in 1935, two years after Roussel’s death.' (Introduction)

Landscape and Australian Fiction Susan K. Martin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory 2010; (p. 41-49)
'Susan Martin's essay... considers the central role played in Australian literature and its criticism by ideas about the land and environment, from colonial images of conquering or domesticating the land, to the heroic or anti-heroic ideas of nation-forming bush, to the increasing sense of an Aboriginal land, to new postcolonial forms of spatial history and contemporary eco-criticism.' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)
Can Indigenous Contemporary Literature of Australia Sustain Itself by Becoming International? Teresa Podemska-Abt , 2007 single work criticism 'Nourishing and sustaining cultural diversity in today's constantly changing world, with all its complexities and socio-cultural peculiarities of people and their creations, and at times of an aggressive economic Anglophone globalisation of cultures and literatures, is a task of an imperative formation that needs to be cared for at many levels of the social life and organisation. In Australia, to maintain one's own culture is to be persistently aware of personal heritage and to be able to elaborate traditions. As time passes quickly and we live in a world that praises swiftness and efficiency, money and mass culture, losing the mother tongue and become estranged from our cultural environments occurs frequently. Everyday mainstream cultural reality pushes us to concentrate on our own area of work...'(From author's introduction)
The Australian Paradox(es) Revisited Cameron Richards , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 63 1999; (p. 173-180)
On "The Back Of Beyond" Interview with Ross Gibson Tom O'Regan (interviewer), Brian Shoesmith (interviewer), Albert Moran (interviewer), 1987 single work interview
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies , vol. 1 no. 1 1987;
Australia Seen as Hell or Paradise Peter Pierce , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 June 1984; (p. 15)

— Review of The Diminishing Paradise : Changing Literary Perceptions of Australia Ross Gibson , 1984 single work criticism
Untitled Veronica Sen , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 December 1984; (p. 25)

— Review of The Diminishing Paradise : Changing Literary Perceptions of Australia Ross Gibson , 1984 single work criticism
Diminishing Returns Paul Carter , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , September no. 96 1984; (p. 72-73)

— Review of The Diminishing Paradise : Changing Literary Perceptions of Australia Ross Gibson , 1984 single work criticism
Landscape and Australian Fiction Susan K. Martin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory 2010; (p. 41-49)
'Susan Martin's essay... considers the central role played in Australian literature and its criticism by ideas about the land and environment, from colonial images of conquering or domesticating the land, to the heroic or anti-heroic ideas of nation-forming bush, to the increasing sense of an Aboriginal land, to new postcolonial forms of spatial history and contemporary eco-criticism.' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)
On "The Back Of Beyond" Interview with Ross Gibson Tom O'Regan (interviewer), Brian Shoesmith (interviewer), Albert Moran (interviewer), 1987 single work interview
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies , vol. 1 no. 1 1987;
Can Indigenous Contemporary Literature of Australia Sustain Itself by Becoming International? Teresa Podemska-Abt , 2007 single work criticism 'Nourishing and sustaining cultural diversity in today's constantly changing world, with all its complexities and socio-cultural peculiarities of people and their creations, and at times of an aggressive economic Anglophone globalisation of cultures and literatures, is a task of an imperative formation that needs to be cared for at many levels of the social life and organisation. In Australia, to maintain one's own culture is to be persistently aware of personal heritage and to be able to elaborate traditions. As time passes quickly and we live in a world that praises swiftness and efficiency, money and mass culture, losing the mother tongue and become estranged from our cultural environments occurs frequently. Everyday mainstream cultural reality pushes us to concentrate on our own area of work...'(From author's introduction)
The Australian Paradox(es) Revisited Cameron Richards , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 63 1999; (p. 173-180)
On Finding 'Australia' : Mirages, Mythic Images, Historical Circumstances Alan Frost , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 12 no. 4 1986; (p. 482-498)
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