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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 The Lovemakers : Book One : Saying All the Great Sexy Things
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'Centred on Australian suburbia in the 60s, 70s and 80s The Lovemakers explores the inner and outer tensions of families, friendships and society whilst charting the sleaze, mayhem and humanity that go to make a nation's life. Taking the triangle of Barb, her husband Roger and her lover Neil for its emotional heart the work then explodes into the lives of Kevin the heroin czar, Stubbsy the entrepreneur, Gibbo the comedian and Sophie, Hannah and Carrie, three women each set on making her way in the world. Meanwhile, through a life and times consumed by melodrama and farce, money and nothing, ambles Kim Lacey — drug importer, merchant banker, a two-faced charmer forever on the approximate make.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • A novel in verse form. Numerous extracts from this work appeared in journals such as Heat, Meanjin and Scripsi before its publication in novel form. Some are indexed as extracts from the novel, others as poetry. Where available details have been noted on individual records.
  • Parts 1-8 of The Lovemakers.
  • For John Forbes (1950-1998) and Jas H. Duke (1939-1992).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2001 .
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      Extent: 359p.
      ISBN: 0140245413

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

Untitled Carmen Leigh Keates , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of The Lovemakers : Book One : Saying All the Great Sexy Things Alan Wearne , 2001 single work novel
How 'Now' Came from 'Then' Martin Duwell , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 168 2002; (p. 99-102)

— Review of The Lovemakers : Book One : Saying All the Great Sexy Things Alan Wearne , 2001 single work novel ; Heroic Money Gig Ryan , 2001 selected work poetry ; Halfway Up the Mountain Dorothy Hewett , 2001 selected work poetry ; Ultra : 25 Poems John Tranter , 2001 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems : 1970-1998 John Forbes , 2001 collected work poetry
Lawson of the Suburbs Finds Poetry in Ordinary Lives Angela Bennie , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 May 2002; (p. 3)
The Lovemakers Ali Alizadeh , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 5 no. 2 2001;

— Review of The Lovemakers : Book One : Saying All the Great Sexy Things Alan Wearne , 2001 single work novel
The Lovemakers Ali Alizadeh , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 5 no. 2 2001;

— Review of The Lovemakers : Book One : Saying All the Great Sexy Things Alan Wearne , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Carmen Leigh Keates , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of The Lovemakers : Book One : Saying All the Great Sexy Things Alan Wearne , 2001 single work novel
Versed in moods of sex and love Mark Thomas , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 March 2001; (p. 17)

— Review of The Lovemakers : Book One : Saying All the Great Sexy Things Alan Wearne , 2001 single work novel
Peter Craven is fascinated by a strange and haunting work of art Peter Craven , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 March 2001; (p. 12-13)

— Review of The Lovemakers : Book One : Saying All the Great Sexy Things Alan Wearne , 2001 single work novel
Chapter and verse Don Anderson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 20 March vol. 119 no. 6266 2001; (p. 89)

— Review of The Lovemakers : Book One : Saying All the Great Sexy Things Alan Wearne , 2001 single work novel
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

Verse that reads like a novel Christopher Bantick , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 March 2001; (p. 16)
Spirit & Action Alan Wearne , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin : Fine Writing & Provocative Ideas , vol. 60 no. 3 2001; (p. 124-133) Homage to John Forbes 2002; (p. 141-153)
Lawson of the Suburbs Finds Poetry in Ordinary Lives Angela Bennie , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 May 2002; (p. 3)
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