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Issue Details: First known date: 1933... 1933 The Partners
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E. Morris Miller's Australian Literature from its Beginnings to 1935 (1940): 729 comments: 'Watson harks back to Western Australia in The Partners, 1933, published under the pseudonym of 'John Lovegood'. In it he records, with bitter irony, the relations of two men who are partners in gold prospecting. The one in the city finances the other who works on the field. The financier marries and goes to Geraldton with his wife. The coming of the woman complicates the mental environment of the prospector, and a 'triangle' develops, bringing tragedy into the desert. The psychological realism of the story is almost forbidding.'

Banned in Australia

Censorship Agencies: Book Censorship Board
Decision: 25 Sep 1934
NAA Source: A3023; Folder 1933/34
Censorship notes: One censor noted: 'The object of the writer was obviously to picture a 'Death in the Desert', of a sort. That is well enough done in its way; but the sexual scenes of the first part are unnecessary to produce the final effect'.

Notes

  • Epigraph: Who knows if life is not death, and death life? Euripides

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Gollancz ,
      1933 .
      Extent: 286p.

Works about this Work

E.L. Grant Watson and Western Australia : A Concern for Landscape Peter Cowan , 1980 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , March vol. 25 no. 1 1980; (p. 39-58)
The Daimon and the Fringe-Dweller : The Novels of Grant Watson Dorothy Green , 1971 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Spring vol. 30 no. 3 1971; (p. 277-293)
The A.L.S. Monthly Prize Review Ken Barratt , 1934 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 February vol. 6 no. 2 1934; (p. 46)

— Review of The Partners John Lovegood , 1933 single work novel
A Reader's Notebook Nettie Palmer , 1934 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 March vol. 6 no. 3 1934; (p. 53-54)

— Review of Scandal of Spring Martin Boyd , 1934 single work novel ; Australian Short Stories 1928 anthology short story ; The Partners John Lovegood , 1933 single work novel
Hate 1933 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 6 December vol. 54 no. 2808 1933; (p. 2)

— Review of The Partners John Lovegood , 1933 single work novel
The A.L.S. Monthly Prize Review Ken Barratt , 1934 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 February vol. 6 no. 2 1934; (p. 46)

— Review of The Partners John Lovegood , 1933 single work novel
Hate 1933 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 6 December vol. 54 no. 2808 1933; (p. 2)

— Review of The Partners John Lovegood , 1933 single work novel
A Reader's Notebook Nettie Palmer , 1934 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 March vol. 6 no. 3 1934; (p. 53-54)

— Review of Scandal of Spring Martin Boyd , 1934 single work novel ; Australian Short Stories 1928 anthology short story ; The Partners John Lovegood , 1933 single work novel
E.L. Grant Watson and Western Australia : A Concern for Landscape Peter Cowan , 1980 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , March vol. 25 no. 1 1980; (p. 39-58)
The Daimon and the Fringe-Dweller : The Novels of Grant Watson Dorothy Green , 1971 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Spring vol. 30 no. 3 1971; (p. 277-293)
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