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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 To the Dark Tower
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 1992 .
      Extent: 184p.
      ISBN: 0091827337
    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Red Fox , 1994 .
      Extent: 183p.
      Note/s:
      • New cover design and new cover illustration by Peter Elson.
      ISBN: 0091829577 (pbk)
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Red Fox ,
      1994 .
      Extent: 183p.
      ISBN: 0099211416

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Works about this Work

Subversion and Survival: Australian Children's Novels in Postmodernity Peter Kneale , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 6 no. 2 1996; (p. 21-30)
Kneale examines three Australian novels, To the Dark Tower (Victor Kelleher), The Best Thing (Margo Lanagan) and Ariel, Ted and the Secret of Life, and argues that they all 'contain strands of subversion consistent with contemporary critical and literary theories and the spirit of postmodernist discourse' (21). Drawing attention to the significance of the physical environment in Australian narratives, he claims that all three texts venture 'beyond the issues of survival against a challenging physical terrain or a specifically Australian cultural terrain to the question of survival against an uncertain conceptual terrain' (29). He concludes that while these narratives are not concerned with 'constructing a distinctively Australian setting they do not completely abandon the traditional Australian motif of survival' (29).
Untitled 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 8 no. 2 1994; (p. 53-54)

— Review of To the Dark Tower Victor Kelleher , 1992 single work novel
Untitled Kathryn Murray , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 7 no. 1 1993; (p. 16)

— Review of To the Dark Tower Victor Kelleher , 1992 single work novel
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 8 no. 2 1993; (p. 32)

— Review of To the Dark Tower Victor Kelleher , 1992 single work novel
Untitled Margot Nelmes , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 37 no. 1 1993; (p. 28)

— Review of To the Dark Tower Victor Kelleher , 1992 single work novel
Untitled Margot Nelmes , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 37 no. 1 1993; (p. 28)

— Review of To the Dark Tower Victor Kelleher , 1992 single work novel
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 8 no. 2 1993; (p. 32)

— Review of To the Dark Tower Victor Kelleher , 1992 single work novel
Untitled 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 8 no. 2 1994; (p. 53-54)

— Review of To the Dark Tower Victor Kelleher , 1992 single work novel
Untitled Kathryn Murray , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 7 no. 1 1993; (p. 16)

— Review of To the Dark Tower Victor Kelleher , 1992 single work novel
Forecasts Margaret Dunkle , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , August vol. 72 no. 1029 1992; (p. 29-31)

— Review of Dresses of Red and Gold Robin Klein , 1992 single work novel ; Night Music Nigel Gray , 1992 single work novel ; Roughtail : The Dreaming of the Roughtail Lizard and Other Stories Told by the Kukatja Gracie Greene , Joe Tramacchi , Lucille Gill , 1990 selected work children's fiction ; To the Dark Tower Victor Kelleher , 1992 single work novel ; Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta , 1992 single work novel ; Lerakim Watched Maureen Stewart , 1992 single work children's fiction
Pleasures of a Perilous Career Jane Sullivan , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 7 November 1992; (p. 10)
Subversion and Survival: Australian Children's Novels in Postmodernity Peter Kneale , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 6 no. 2 1996; (p. 21-30)
Kneale examines three Australian novels, To the Dark Tower (Victor Kelleher), The Best Thing (Margo Lanagan) and Ariel, Ted and the Secret of Life, and argues that they all 'contain strands of subversion consistent with contemporary critical and literary theories and the spirit of postmodernist discourse' (21). Drawing attention to the significance of the physical environment in Australian narratives, he claims that all three texts venture 'beyond the issues of survival against a challenging physical terrain or a specifically Australian cultural terrain to the question of survival against an uncertain conceptual terrain' (29). He concludes that while these narratives are not concerned with 'constructing a distinctively Australian setting they do not completely abandon the traditional Australian motif of survival' (29).
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