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Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 True Love and How to Get It
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Engaging the Metaphorical City : Brisbane Male Fiction 1975-2007 Susan Carson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sweat : The Subtropical Imaginary 2011; (p. 45-53)
'Brisbane writers and writing are increasingly represented as important to the city's identity as a site of urban cool, at least in marketing and public relations paradigms. It is therefore remarkable that recent Brisbane fiction clings strongly to a particular relationship to the climatic and built environment that is often located in the past and which seemingly turns away, or at least elides, the 'new' technologically-driven Brisbane. Literary Brisbane is often depicted in the context of nostalgia for the Brisbane that once was—a tropical, timbered, luxuriant city in which sex is associated with heat, and, in particular, sweat. In this writing sweat can produced by adrenaline or heat, but in particular, in Brisbane novels, it is the sweat of sex that characterises the literary city. Given that Brisbane is in fact a subtropical city, it is interesting that metaphors of a tropical climate and vegetation occur so frequently in Brisbane stories (and narratives set in other parts of the state) that writer Thea Astley was prompted at one point to remark that Queensland writing was in danger of developing into a tropical cliché.' Susan Carson.
A City in Its Own Write Phil Brown , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 6 - 12 May no. 733 2009; (p. 12-13)
Surfer Throws Sand in Feminists' Eyes Kathy Bail , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 1 July 1990; (p. 33)
Out to Lunch : Gerard Lee Terry O'Connor (interviewer), 1990 single work biography interview
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 July 1990; (p. 27)
Untitled Thomas Shapcott , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 167)

— Review of True Love and How to Get It Gerard Lee , 1981 single work novel
McCullough Piles Up the Cliches Geoffrey Dutton , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 December vol. 101 no. 5292 1981; (p. 98)

— Review of True Love and How to Get It Gerard Lee , 1981 single work novel ; An Indecent Obsession Colleen McCullough , 1981 single work novel
Readers Will Just Have to Settle for the Proximate Nick Enright , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 21-22 November 1981;

— Review of True Love and How to Get It Gerard Lee , 1981 single work novel
Fictions, Ficciones, Continuous Narratives - and Just Plain Stories Peter Goldsworthy , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: Island Magazine , March no. 9/10 1982; (p. 85)

— Review of True Love and How to Get It Gerard Lee , 1981 single work novel ; Out of the Corner of One Eye : a novel Fia Moppert , 1981 single work novel
Negotiations with Life's Mysteries Helen Daniel , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 March 1982; (p. 14)

— Review of True Love and How to Get It Gerard Lee , 1981 single work novel ; Double Exposure and Other Stories Julie Lewis , 1981 selected work short story ; Disquiet and Other Stories Manning Clark , 1969 selected work short story
Thrilling the Bourgeoisie Marion Halligan , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 January 1982; (p. 17)

— Review of True Love and How to Get It Gerard Lee , 1981 single work novel
A City in Its Own Write Phil Brown , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 6 - 12 May no. 733 2009; (p. 12-13)
Engaging the Metaphorical City : Brisbane Male Fiction 1975-2007 Susan Carson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sweat : The Subtropical Imaginary 2011; (p. 45-53)
'Brisbane writers and writing are increasingly represented as important to the city's identity as a site of urban cool, at least in marketing and public relations paradigms. It is therefore remarkable that recent Brisbane fiction clings strongly to a particular relationship to the climatic and built environment that is often located in the past and which seemingly turns away, or at least elides, the 'new' technologically-driven Brisbane. Literary Brisbane is often depicted in the context of nostalgia for the Brisbane that once was—a tropical, timbered, luxuriant city in which sex is associated with heat, and, in particular, sweat. In this writing sweat can produced by adrenaline or heat, but in particular, in Brisbane novels, it is the sweat of sex that characterises the literary city. Given that Brisbane is in fact a subtropical city, it is interesting that metaphors of a tropical climate and vegetation occur so frequently in Brisbane stories (and narratives set in other parts of the state) that writer Thea Astley was prompted at one point to remark that Queensland writing was in danger of developing into a tropical cliché.' Susan Carson.
Surfer Throws Sand in Feminists' Eyes Kathy Bail , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 1 July 1990; (p. 33)
Out to Lunch : Gerard Lee Terry O'Connor (interviewer), 1990 single work biography interview
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 July 1990; (p. 27)
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Subjects:
  • Country towns,
  • Brisbane, Queensland,
  • Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise area, Gold Coast, Queensland,
  • Urban,
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