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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... vol. 12 no. 3 May 1986 of Australian Literary Studies est. 1963 Australian Literary Studies
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* Contents derived from the 1986 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Reading Men Like Signboards : The Egalitarian Semiotic of "Such is Life", Ivor Indyk , single work criticism
Indyk attempts to show how "the recognition of complexity and diversity is at the same time an assertion of the principles of social equality". Because Tom Collins attributes value to the smallest objects in the novel, refusing to implement a hierarchy, he becomes the person most able to interpret the diversity of the bush. The diversity of his social "parts" allows no escape from the claims of social equality and moral responsibility.
(p. 303-315)
Art as Reflection in Jessica Anderson's Tirra Lirra by the River, Roslynn D. Haynes , single work criticism (p. 316-323)
Rolf Boldrewood's War to the Knife : Narrative Form and Ideology in the Historical Novel, Robert Dixon , single work criticism (p. 324-334)
Lawler's Demythologizing of the Doll : Kid Stakes and Other Times, Joy W. Hooton , single work criticism (p. 335-346)
Rufus Dawes and Changing Narrative Perspectives in His Natural Life, Avis G. McDonald , single work criticism
McDonald attempts to show how Clarke's narrative technique reconciles naturalistic and melodramatic elements. The use of a shifting narrative perspective enables Rufus Dawes to be seen as degraded while retaining a certain amount of heroism. The interweaving of melodrama with realistic accounts amplifies the effect of the narrative and demands the reader's participation to reveal the nuances hidden in the text.
(p. 347-358)
The Watcher on the Cast Iron Balcony : Hal Porter's Triumph of Creative Contradiction, D. R. Burns , single work criticism (p. 359-366)
Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature : 1985, single work bibliography (p. 367-391)
Texts and Contexts of the Availability and Editing of Australian Texts, Laurie Hergenhan , single work criticism (p. 392-397)
The Public Image of John Shaw Neilson, Cliff Hanna , single work criticism (p. 397-400)
A Letter from Shirley Hazzard, H. M. Doyle , single work correspondence (p. 400-402)
Some Sources of White Stag of Exile, Thomas Shapcott , single work criticism (p. 402-405)
After 925, Peter Murphy , single work criticism (p. 405-409)
A Patrick White Sketch, Joy W. Hooton , single work column
Discusses a dramatic sketch ('Peter Plover's Party') by Patrick White written for a performance in London.
(p. 410)
Research in Progress in Australian Literature [1986], single work bibliography (p. 410-416)
Untitled, Brian Kiernan , single work review
— Review of Patrick White John Weigel , 1983 selected work criticism ; Australian Fiction 1983 single work criticism ; Aspects of Time, Ageing and Old Age in The Novels of Patrick White, 1939-1979 Mari-Ann Berg , 1983 single work ; The Warped Universe : A Study of Imagery and Structure in Seven Novels by Patrick White Karin Hansson , 1984 selected work criticism biography ; Laden Choirs: The Fiction of Patrick White Peter Wolfe , 1983 single work criticism ; Patrick White John Colmer , 1984 single work criticism biography ; The Articles and the Novelist : Reference Conventions and Reader Manipulation in Patrick White's Creation of Fictional Worlds Hilary Heltay , 1983 single work criticism ;
(p. 417-421)
Untitled, Vivian Smith , single work review
— Review of Wild Man of Letters : The Story of P. R. Stephensen Craig Munro , 1984 single work biography ;
(p. 421-423)
Correspondence, Richard Walsh , Shirley Walker , single work correspondence (p. 424-425)
Correspondence, Mona Brand , Peter Fitzpatrick , single work correspondence (p. 426-427)

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