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Contents

* Contents derived from the Carlton North, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,:The Vulgar Press , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction : Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment, Paul Adams , Christopher Lee , single work criticism (p. 9-21)
Frank Hardy on Commitment, Tony Morphett (interviewer), single work interview (p. 23-33)
Frank Hardy and Communist Cultural Institutions, Allan Gardiner , single work criticism (p. 35-52)
Bad Tempered Democrats, Biased Australians : Socialist Realism, Overland and the Australian Legend, John McLaren , single work criticism (p. 53-69)
'These Girls Are on the Right Track' : Hardy, Devanny and Hewett, Carole Ferrier , single work criticism
'Frank Hardy, Jean Devanny and Dorothy Hewett were all significantly influenced as writers by their membership of the Communist Party, and the views of art and culture dominant in or debated around the Party; expectations in particular of what the 'social realist' novel should or might be impacted upon the work of all three. This essay addresses some issues of politics, committed writing and sexual politics, with particular reference to how these were played out for writers who were communists in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.' (p.71)
(p. 71-87)
The Story of Our Epoch, A Hero of Our Time : The Communist Novelist in Postwar Australia, David Carter , single work criticism (p. 89-111)
Interventions and Obsessions : The Work of Frank Hardy, Peter Williams , single work (p. 113-136)
Who Shot Frank Hardy? : Intertextuality and Textual Politics, John Frow , single work (p. 137-158)
Intertextuality, John Frow and Frank Hardy, Paul Adams , single work criticism
Author's abstract: 'John Frow's analysis of Power without Glory is often regarded as one of the seminal pieces written on Hardy. Frow provides a rigorous defence against institutional literary histories which have relegated Hardy to the status of 'non-writer' and Communist 'propagandist' and in so doing discovers new dynamics within Hardy's realist writings which have been ignored by critics of the social realist novel. Nevertheless ... Frow's account still only provides a limited and indeed under-theorised account of the importance of Hardy's writings and the multiple forms of determination which need to be considered in a literary history.' (Southern Review, p.86)
(p. 159-170)
Strangers in the Camp : The Politics of Frank Hardy's Writing, Cathy Greenfield , Peter Williams , single work criticism
Examines the way in which the 'trope of strangerhood in Hardy's writing ... works through the problematic relations between "universal" intellectuals and their intervention within local political struggles.' (Introduction, Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment , p.20)
(p. 171-183)
The Politics of Race and the Possibilities of Form in the Work of Katharine Susannah Prichard, Delys Bird , single work criticism (p. 185-197)
Triumph of Ideology : Katharine Susannah Prichard's Goldfields Trilogy, Cath Ellis , single work criticism
The author 'seeks to explore Prichard's novels written during the mid to late 1940s in comparison to those written in the earlier part of her career, considering specifically the impact that the Soviet literary doctrine of Socialist realism had on her writing style and philosophy.' (p. 200).
(p. 199-219)
Frank Hardy and Australian Working-Class Masculinity, Nathan Hollier , single work criticism (p. 221-236)
Ruth Park and Frank Hardy: Catholic Realists, Paul Genoni , single work criticism (p. 237-247)
Frank Hardy's Last Blast in Defence of Truth, Frank Hardy , single work prose (p. 247-250)
Key to Power Without Glory, Dave Nadel , single work index
This list of the real names of people mentioned in the novel Power Without Glory was developed as a special lift-out for The Battler newspaper (4 August 1976) on the occasion of the first screening of the ABC Television series of Hardy's Power Without Glory. An amended version appears in Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment. (Editors' note, Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment.)
(p. 251-273)
Note: Revised version.

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Works about this Work

Untitled Richard Trembath , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , March vol. 1 no. 1 2006;

— Review of Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment 2003 anthology criticism
Untitled Teri Merlyn , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 22 no. 1 2005; (p. 121)

— Review of Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment 2003 anthology criticism
Untitled Nicole Moore , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , October vol. 35 no. 124 2004; (p. 412-413)

— Review of Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment 2003 anthology criticism
Recuperative Offering Helen Thomson , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 175 2004; (p. 98-99)

— Review of 'Unemployed at Last!' : Essays on Australian Literature to 2002 for Julian Croft 2002 anthology criticism ; Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment 2003 anthology criticism
Untitled Richard Trembath , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Winter vol. 18 no. 2 2003; (p. 224-225)

— Review of Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment 2003 anthology criticism
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 August 2003; (p. 19)

— Review of Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment 2003 anthology criticism
Behind the Glory James Griffin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 August 2003; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment 2003 anthology criticism
Untitled Michelle Griffin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 September 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment 2003 anthology criticism
Hardy Times Christopher Hawkes , 2003-2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 257 2003-2004; (p. 60)

— Review of Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment 2003 anthology criticism
A Review of Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment Marea Mitchell , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , October no. 30 2003;

— Review of Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment 2003 anthology criticism
Hardy Goes to the Cleaners Ian Syson , 2003 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 August 2003; (p. 20)
Syson addresses the 'faults' that James Griffin identified in the latter writer's review of Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment.
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