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Issue Details: First known date: 1981... vol. 25 no. 1-2 January-February 1981 of Quadrant est. 1957 Quadrant
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* Contents derived from the 1981 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Crossing the Gap : Asia and the Australian Imagination, Christopher Koch , single work criticism
'In 1955, a year after our graduation from university, m y friend Robert Brain and I set out for Europe. It was the traditional pilgrimage, in that era, for young Australians. W e were returning to a home we had never seen, to the cultural Blessed Isles. The numbers who made this grand tour were very small, then. There was no economy jet travel; w e embarked on a cheap Italian ship that would take five weeks to reach Genoa. Nor had the general phenomenon of Australian and Western youth touring the world on the cheap really begun. The simplest way I can convey this is to say that when we reached Europe and began hitch-hiking we had no trouble in being picked up, because drivers found us a novelty. They also thought us adventurous; and as w e passed farm gates, walking the highways of Italy and Germany, people would ask us in for a glass of wine. That was still the era when Greek peasants, finding foreigners passing their fields, would come out bringing gifts of food — the traditional hospitality to the wayfarer. They don't do it now; the hippies came through in the 1960s like a plague of locusts, living off that hospitality.' (Introduction)
(p. 4-9)
The Achievementi"Like a lone man in a paddock", R. A. Simpson , single work poetry (p. 5)
The Diamondi"Star-drunk in frozen fields", R. H. Morrison , single work poetry (p. 21)
The Wine-Glassi"The hand that takes it, toying with the stem,", R. H. Morrison , single work poetry (p. 21)
A Letter to Lydiai"I pass your house perhaps every other day", Rosemary Dobson , single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Absalomi"O my sons, forever lost to me.", Graeme Hetherington , single work poetry (p. 33)
The Salvation Army Heard in the Distance on an Autumn Eveningi"Flickering", Jeremy Nelson , single work poetry (p. 40)
Good Boy, Alexanderi"Only your sleepy resurrection of words", Anne Lloyd , single work poetry (p. 53)
Windrocki"Eyeless sockets in a skull of stone", Anne Fairbairn , single work poetry (p. 53)
Country Pieces, Ninette Clarice Florence Dutton , single work biography (p. 56-59)
Jousting Journalists, Les Tanner , single work review
— Review of The Journalistic Javelin : An Illustrated History of The Bulletin Patricia Rolfe , 1979 single work criticism ;
(p. 67-69)
Lotus Creeki"South from Sarina, seventy mile,", Anne Lloyd , single work poetry (p. 69)
The Return of Eve (for Helen)i"A drummer boy stands alone in the snow.", Graeme Hetherington , single work poetry (p. 77)
Homesick: London, 1980i"From our inner city room for two weeks now", Graeme Hetherington , single work poetry (p. 77)
Three Views of Patmosi"These terraces hold nothing now.", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 88)
A Sense of Priority, Emeka Abanime , single work short story (p. 91-94)
One of My Best Friends, Peter Goldsworthy , single work short story (p. 95-96)
The Space Between, Kate Grenville , single work short story (p. 97-99)
To Understandi"In the East I'll never know", Brian Elliott , single work poetry (p. 99)
Storm Off Cape Leeuwini"The lightning flickers round horizon's rim", Kit Hetherington , single work poetry (p. 99)

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