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y separately published work icon A Fine and Private Place single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 A Fine and Private Place
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' Account of a working-class upbringing on the wrong side of the tracks in Melbourne's St Kilda. Recounts many of the author's deepest passions and insistent memories of wartime and post-war St Kilda. ' (Publication summary)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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Works about this Work

Communicative Clashes in Australian Culture and Autobiography Susan Tridgell , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Auto/Biography , December vol. 14 no. 4 2006; (p. 285-301)
'Some life-writing critics have pointed to a paradox in Australian autobiography: that of memoir writers paying tribute to their subjects in ways which those subjects would not understand or agree with. In this article, I focus on one facet of this paradox, looking at how various styles of communication are represented in autobiographies. What happens when a highly articulate autobiographer attempts to represent the communicative style of a subject who does not share or value the autobiographer's discursive style? This article surveys a variety of strategies which autobiographers have used, some of which are open to the possibility of valuing a minimalist style of communication, while others condemn it as inarticulate and inexpressive. These varying attitudes connect to a broader cultural debate in Australia. In this debate, an older rural style of communication, which values minimal verbal communication and emotional inexpressivity, is pitted against a more recent urban-based style of communication, which values emotional expressivity and expansive commentary. Intriguingly, this rural speech style (seemingly the antithesis of the autobiographer's art) is represented and valued as an art form by some Australian autobiographers.' -- Publication abstract.
Writers Reveal Personal Inspiration Joanne Faggian , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: State Library of Victoria News , June-September no. 20 2002; (p. 10)
CoverNotes Mike Shuttleworth , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 18 November 2001; (p. 11)

— Review of For the Love of Claude Brenda Northeast , 2000 single work picture book ; A Fine and Private Place Brian Matthews , 2000 single work autobiography
Untitled Richard Freadman , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 68 2001; (p. 186-188) JAS Review of Books , no. 1 2001;

— Review of A Fine and Private Place Brian Matthews , 2000 single work autobiography
Life Stories Laurie Clancy , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 163 2001; (p. 103-107)

— Review of Minitudes : diaries 1974-1997 Barry Oakley , 2000 single work diary ; A Fine and Private Place Brian Matthews , 2000 single work autobiography ; Into The Open Donald Horne , 2000 single work autobiography ; Articles of Light : Reflections on Lowlifes, Ratbags and Angels Barry Dickins , 2000 selected work prose
Interrupted by play Michael McGirr , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , March vol. 11 no. 2 2001; (p. 36-37)

— Review of A Fine and Private Place Brian Matthews , 2000 single work autobiography ; As the Story Goes Brian Matthews , 2001 selected work column
St Kilda Son Heather Rose , 2000-2001 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring/Summer no. 84 2000-2001; (p. 67-69)

— Review of A Fine and Private Place Brian Matthews , 2000 single work autobiography
Retrospective Honesty Katharine England , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 October 2000; (p. 23)

— Review of A Fine and Private Place Brian Matthews , 2000 single work autobiography
The Instinct for happiness Morag Fraser , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 November 2000; (p. 8)

— Review of A Fine and Private Place Brian Matthews , 2000 single work autobiography
Running Messages Gerard Windsor , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 223 2000; (p. 7-8)

— Review of A Fine and Private Place Brian Matthews , 2000 single work autobiography
Communicative Clashes in Australian Culture and Autobiography Susan Tridgell , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Auto/Biography , December vol. 14 no. 4 2006; (p. 285-301)
'Some life-writing critics have pointed to a paradox in Australian autobiography: that of memoir writers paying tribute to their subjects in ways which those subjects would not understand or agree with. In this article, I focus on one facet of this paradox, looking at how various styles of communication are represented in autobiographies. What happens when a highly articulate autobiographer attempts to represent the communicative style of a subject who does not share or value the autobiographer's discursive style? This article surveys a variety of strategies which autobiographers have used, some of which are open to the possibility of valuing a minimalist style of communication, while others condemn it as inarticulate and inexpressive. These varying attitudes connect to a broader cultural debate in Australia. In this debate, an older rural style of communication, which values minimal verbal communication and emotional inexpressivity, is pitted against a more recent urban-based style of communication, which values emotional expressivity and expansive commentary. Intriguingly, this rural speech style (seemingly the antithesis of the autobiographer's art) is represented and valued as an art form by some Australian autobiographers.' -- Publication abstract.
Suburban Saint Mike Safe , 2000 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 23-24 September 2000; (p. 24-25)
A Writ Served Drusilla Modjeska , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , July vol. 5 no. 6 2000; (p. 6-7)
Writers Reveal Personal Inspiration Joanne Faggian , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: State Library of Victoria News , June-September no. 20 2002; (p. 10)
Last amended 29 Jun 2015 16:00:48
Subjects:
  • St Kilda, Caulfield - St Kilda area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,
  • Brighton, Brighton - Moorabbin area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,
  • 1930s
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
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