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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 1988
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'It's the Bicentennial year and for Gorden - failed writer and bottleshop boy - it seems his life is going nowhere. It's time to escape. From his overcrowded house, from Brisbane, from Expo '88, from everything. He stumbles into Wayne who has connections in Darwin and the promise of work. So the two of them head north towards swamps and crocodiles and sandflies innumerable, in search of inspiration, and of their rightful place in the culture of a nation.' (from back cover)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1995 .
      Extent: 314p.
      ISBN: 1863739157
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2005 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 1741147735

Works about this Work

Going for Grunge : Revisiting Andrew McGahan's 1988 and ‘Kill the Old’ Sharyn Pearce , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 23 no. 1 2016; (p. 72-83)

'Andrew McGahan's novel 1988 and short story ‘Kill the Old’ are re-evaluated in terms of their responses to the political and cultural needs of mid-1990s Queensland. These neglected and undervalued grunge works question the official celebrations connected with Australia's Bicentenary, especially Expo ’88, and interrogate predominantly white and masculinist notions of Australian identity. In so doing, they contribute to a less insular and ‘fuller version’ of Queensland literature.'  (Publication abstract)

`To the Island': Myths of Identity and Belonging in Andrew McGahan's `1988' Vivienne Muller , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Land and Identity : Proceedings of the 1997 Conference Held at The University of New England Armidale New South Wales 27-30 September 1997 1998; (p. 31-36)
Untitled Vivienne Muller , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , Autumn vol. 9 no. 1 1997; (p. 134-137)

— Review of 1988 Andrew McGahan , 1995 single work novel
Australia: Not that Boring Bruno Maddox , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 23 February 1997; (p. 11)

— Review of 1988 Andrew McGahan , 1995 single work novel
Australia Meets Generation X Darren Defrain , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 10 no. 2 1996; (p. 145-146)

— Review of 1988 Andrew McGahan , 1995 single work novel
Write Up Cassie McCullagh , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 23 September 1995; (p. 14)

— Review of 1988 Andrew McGahan , 1995 single work novel
Escape from Brisbane Christopher Bantick , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 September 1995; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of 1988 Andrew McGahan , 1995 single work novel
Me-Me Overload Kate Veitch , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 October 1995; (p. 12A)

— Review of 1988 Andrew McGahan , 1995 single work novel ; The Underwharf Gaby Naher , 1995 single work novel
Year of Living Boringly Andrew Rutherford , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 8 October 1995; (p. 10)

— Review of 1988 Andrew McGahan , 1995 single work novel
Untamed and Frankly Shocking Rosemary Sorensen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 October 1995; (p. 6)

— Review of 1988 Andrew McGahan , 1995 single work novel ; The Sea People Maurilia Meehan , 1995 single work novel
Caught Up in the Personality Push K. L. Iffland , 1995 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 September 1995; (p. C13)
In Praise of Four-Letter Words Michelle Griffin , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 5 November 1995; (p. 9)
`To the Island': Myths of Identity and Belonging in Andrew McGahan's `1988' Vivienne Muller , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Land and Identity : Proceedings of the 1997 Conference Held at The University of New England Armidale New South Wales 27-30 September 1997 1998; (p. 31-36)
Smells Like Market Spirit : Grunge Literature, Australia Ian Syson , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 142 1996; (p. 21-26)
Going for Grunge : Revisiting Andrew McGahan's 1988 and ‘Kill the Old’ Sharyn Pearce , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 23 no. 1 2016; (p. 72-83)

'Andrew McGahan's novel 1988 and short story ‘Kill the Old’ are re-evaluated in terms of their responses to the political and cultural needs of mid-1990s Queensland. These neglected and undervalued grunge works question the official celebrations connected with Australia's Bicentenary, especially Expo ’88, and interrogate predominantly white and masculinist notions of Australian identity. In so doing, they contribute to a less insular and ‘fuller version’ of Queensland literature.'  (Publication abstract)

Last amended 2 Oct 2017 21:38:13
Settings:
  • Cobourg Peninsula, West Arnhem Land, Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,
  • Brisbane, Queensland,
  • Coast,
  • New Farm, Fortitude Valley - New Farm area, Brisbane - North East, Brisbane, Queensland,
  • Dalby, Dalby - Jandowae - Bowenville area, Darling Downs, Queensland,
  • Darwin, Darwin area, Northern Territory,
  • 1980s
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