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Issue Details: First known date: 1957... 1957 Quadrant
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  • RANGE: 1956-
  • FREQUENCY: Quarterly (1956-1964); Bi-monthly (1965-1974); nine issues [became monthly in June] (1975); monthly (1976-1978); Eleven issues per year [double issue for January-February] (1979-1983, 1985); Ten issues per year [double issue for January-February and July-August] (1984, 1986- )
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First known date: 1957

Works about this Work

Les Murray, Literary Editor Vivian Smith , Patrick Morgan , Suzanne Edgar , Geoff Page , Diana Figgis , Katherine Spadaro , Philippa Martyr , Russell Erwin , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , January/February vol. 63 no. 1/2 2019; (p. 12-17)
'Les Murray has retired as Quadrant’s Literary Editor. He held the position from March 1990 until this issue. We asked some of our writers if they would like to contribute their thoughts on Les’s tenure as Literary Editor. Such is the esteem in which he is held that we were overwhelmed with responses. We print some of them here.' (Introduction)
Quadrant and Its Slide into Deluded Extremism Mike Seccombe , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 3-9 June 2017;
'Let us imagine for a moment that someone other than a member of the reactionary right had, on the official site of the media organisation for which they worked, publicly wished violent death on their ideological opponents.' (Introduction)
Manchester Bomb Should've Been Exploded on ABC’s Q&A, Quadrant's Roger Franklin Says Amanda Meade , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 24 May 2017;

'ABC demands removal of article after Roger Franklin says ‘if there had been a shred of justice that blast would have detonated in an Ultimo TV studio’ on Monday,

'The online editor of conservative publication Quadrant has said it would have been preferable for the Manchester bomb to be exploded in the ABC’s Q&A studios on Monday night, blowing up host Tony Jones and the panellists.'

Quadrant Calls Australia Council Funding Loss a Leftist 'Act of Revenge' Amanda Meade , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 16 May 2016;
No Poetry After the Arts Council? Simon Cooper , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , June - July no. 142 2016; (p. 54-55)
'After being funded by the CIA, and having received over a million dollars in government funding (while consistently railing against public funding for everyone and everything else), Quadrant magazine has sustained collateral damage from George Brandis' cuts to Australia Council funding. No doubt this came as a surprise, given Brandis' conservative attitude to the arts and the general politics of the Abbott/Turnbull government. It didn't take long for Quadrant's editor Keith Windschuttle to blame someone, predictably 'the left [which] remains in control of the arts'. Even here, Quadrant got it wrong, publishing a list of the 'grant assessors' on its website (in a nasty attempt to publicly shame). The list was incorrect, so Quadrant had to take it down and grudgingly admit its mistake.' (Publication abstract)
A Literary Survivor Edmund Campion , 1989 single work column
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , September vol. 4 no. 9 1989; (p. 10-11)
A Soviet Writers' Centre? Nyet, Comrade! Irina Dunn , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , May no. 137 2004; (p. 5)
Dunn responds to McGuinness's accusation that the New South Wales Writers' Centre is 'akin to the model of the old Soviet Wrtiers' Union -- and quite as political.' McGuinness's claim was contained in his editorial in Quadrant vol.48 no.4, April 2004, p.3
Paranoia, Surveillance and Literary Politics Ian Syson , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Running Wild : Essays, Fictions and Memoirs Presented to Michael Wilding 2004; (p. 267-274)

Syson investigates the background to recent attempts by right-wing journalists, historians and intellectuals (mainly in Quadrant and the Courier-Mail) to discredit some former sympathisers with socialism and communism, such as Manning Clark and Henry Reynolds. This leads to a more general discussion of the representation of Australia's history, the role Quadrant, the CIA and the Australian Association for Cultural Freedom have played in it, and the continuing impact of the Cold War on Australian politics and culture.

y separately published work icon On How I Came to Write the Lucky Country Donald Horne , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2006 Z1243376 2006 extract autobiography (Into The Open) This extract focuses on the formative years of Donald Horne leading up to the writing of The Lucky Country.
Quadrant's 50th Year Paddy McGuinness , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 50 no. 3 2006; (p. 4)

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