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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... no. 249 March 2003 of Australian Book Review est. 1961 Australian Book Review
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* Contents derived from the 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Why Make It Up?, Lolla Stewart , single work correspondence (p. 5)
Strained Elegy, Edwina Preston , single work review
— Review of Black and Whiteley : Barry Dickins in Search of Brett Barry Dickins , 2002 single work biography ;
(p. 12)
Paddy's Pictures, Chris Wallace-Crabbe , single work review
— Review of Patrick White, Painter Manque : Paintings, Painters and Their Influence on His Work Helen Hewitt , 2002 single work criticism ;
(p. 14)
After Us the Savage God, Angus Trumble , single work review
— Review of Charles Conder : The Last Bohemian Ann Galbally , 2002 single work biography ;
(p. 16-17)
[Review] The Full Dress, single work review
— Review of The Full Dress Les Murray , 2002 selected work poetry ;
(p. 21)
The Brightest of the True Names : A Sketch Portrait of Fred Williams, Patrick McCaughey , single work essay
An account of the period in the late 1970s - early 1980s when McCaughey wrote the biography, Fred Williams 1927-1982. The essay explores the development of the author's relationship with Williams, his deepening appreciation of Williams' art and the experience of sharing with Williams the months immediately prior to the artist's death.
(p. 28-31)
Diary, John Mateer , single work column

Mateer provides an account of a symposium sponsored by the prominent Australian artist Domenico de Clario and inspired by the lecture series, 'The Abuse of Beauty' by the American phiolosopher Arthur Dante.

Artists, writers (including Mateer and Andrew Taylor) and theorists gathered in Albany to 'discuss the idea of beauty in contemporary culture'.

(p. 32)
Here Be Mermaidsi"Always hypnotised by maps,", Chris Wallace-Crabbe , single work poetry (p. 33)
Paramount Place, Christopher Bantick , single work review
— Review of Vandiemonian Essays P. R. Hay , 2002 selected work essay ;
(p. 41-42)
Media, Bridget Griffen-Foley , single work criticism
Provides an overview of the development of the newspaper industry in Australia.
(p. 45-47)
Catholic Daydreamsi"Lost in language", Brendan Ryan , single work poetry (p. 49)
Breaking the Ice, Rod Beecham , single work review
— Review of Secrets and Spies : The Harbin Files Mara Moustafine , 2002 single work autobiography ;
(p. 50)
Posthumous Poet, Philip Harvey , single work review
— Review of Michael Dransfield : A Retrospective Michael Dransfield , 2002 selected work poetry ;
(p. 54)
Angels of Breath, David McCooey , single work review
— Review of Portrait in Skin Kevin Brophy , 2002 selected work poetry ; The Islanders Andrew Sant , 2002 selected work poetry ;
(p. 55-56)
A Slick of Past, Lisa Gorton , single work review
— Review of Timedancing Jan Owen , 2002 selected work poetry ; Medium Security Louise Wakeling , 2002 selected work poetry ;
(p. 56-57)
Unplugged Sensibilities, Michael Brennan , single work review
— Review of Goddess of Mercy : Poems S. K. Kelen , 2002 selected work poetry ; Love Poet Live Ken Smeaton , 2002 selected work poetry ;
(p. 58-59)
Downmarket Derring-Do, Simon Caterson , single work review
— Review of White Dog Peter Temple , 2003 single work novel ;
(p. 60)
University of Hamburger, Tony Smith , single work review
— Review of Academia Nuts Michael Wilding , 2002 single work novel ;
(p. 61)
The Albertine Motif, Heather L. E. Neilson , single work review
— Review of The French Tutor Judith Armstrong , 2003 single work novel ;
(p. 62)
Permed Days, David Nichols , single work review
— Review of Air Guitar : The True Life and Daggy Times of a Lounge-Room Rock Star Anthony Griffis , 2003 single work novel ;
(p. 63)

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