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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... no. 175 Winter 2004 of Overland est. 1954 Overland
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* Contents derived from the 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Crime, Punishment and Polar B(e)arings, Kerry Leves , single work correspondence (p. 4)
Landscapes of Childhood, Robert Pascoe , single work essay (p. 27-29)
A 'Wagga Wagga' in China, Rolf Heimann , single work autobiography (p. 30-32)
A Tree That Hit the Granite Ceiling, Yu Ouyang , single work essay

Ouyang Yu discusses the cases of Chinese writers who have found no outlet for their creativity in Australia and who have taken on work purely for monetary satisfaction. He describes himself as 'an economic dissident' who has resisted 'the temptations of the market by refusing to participate in it and to follow other Chinese intellectuals who have given up on the artistic and ideological pursuits they once regarded as valuable.'

Following the impact of Pauline Hanson's anti-Asian views, Ouyang Yu also ponders whether 'certain white Australian intellectuals [have] stepped in, keeping their Australian culture from being "swamped" by Asians'.

(p. 33-36)
Those Mysterious Invasionsi"Mice on the stairs, small claws scattering,", Connie Barber , single work poetry (p. 36)
Todayi"Today, eating a currant bun", Jean Thornton , single work poetry (p. 41)
From This Day Forwardi"We sit amongst lovers secure together", Natasha Lester , single work poetry (p. 46)
Distortion and Caricature, Judith Sackville-O'Donnell , single work criticism

Sackville-O'Donnell asserts that there are serious flaws in Courtenay's depictions of Ikey and Hannah Solomon, the two Jewish characters in The Potato Factory. (The Solomons were real people and their lives were quite well documented.) Although Courtenay has claimed that his novel was thoroughly and seriously researched, Sackville-O'Donnell contends that Courtenay's claims cannot be substantiated.

Providing examples of inconsistencies between the fictional representation and historical documents, Sackville-O'Donnell suggests that 'Courtenay has distorted and ignored the vast bulk of documented material on Ikey Solomon, and created a grotesque Jewish caricature that has nothing in common with the complex personality that is the documented Ikey Solomon.'

(p. 47-52)
Selective History of the Kelly Gang, Laurie Clancy , single work criticism

Although acknowledging that Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang is a 'stunningly compelling and suspenseful narrative in highly imaginative and original prose', Clancy argues that 'Carey's use of historical fact is not only subjective and selective but it is also highly partisan. The changes he has made to historical fact mostly lie in one direction - a perpetuation of the comfortable and undisturbing myth of Kelly as a much put upon victim ... It is the version American reviewers accepted uncritically and which many Australians will continue to pay homage to, at the expense of an historical Ned Kelly who was a far more complex and ambiguous figure.'

(p. 53-58)
The Crow Tree, Marian Devitt , single work short story (p. 59-64)
Washed Away, M. G. Patterson , single work short story (p. 65-67)
Heavens, Simon Groth , single work short story (p. 68-75)
Campbell Street BBQi"Even before 9.00am,", Mark Mahemoff , single work poetry (p. 75)
Abundancei"Moving through the city's discontinuity,", Mark Mahemoff , single work poetry (p. 75)
Mikey's Stanza Up the Rock, Georgina Luck , single work short story (p. 76-79)
Buried Wateri"I walk this land of spinifex", Luke Alexeyeff , single work poetry (p. 80)
The Esso Buildingi"Black as a natural disaster", Amanda Wilson , single work poetry (p. 81)
Smart Cityi"On the net", Amanda Wilson , single work poetry (p. 81)
With Burning Lipsi"Out beyond the break the dark surfers bob and drift", Andy Kissane , single work poetry (p. 82-84)
Guadalupei"They call my bus the Marco Polo, but it is going nowhere.", Joel Deane , single work poetry (p. 84)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Ralph Wessman , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , December no. 30 2004; (p. 153-155)

— Review of Overland no. 175 Winter 2004 periodical issue
The Dogs of Literature Maria Takolander , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 265 2004; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Heat no. 7 (New Series) 2004 periodical issue ; Island no. 97 Winter 2004 periodical issue ; Overland no. 175 Winter 2004 periodical issue ; Conversations vol. 5 no. 1 Winter 2004 periodical issue
The Dogs of Literature Maria Takolander , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 265 2004; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Heat no. 7 (New Series) 2004 periodical issue ; Island no. 97 Winter 2004 periodical issue ; Overland no. 175 Winter 2004 periodical issue ; Conversations vol. 5 no. 1 Winter 2004 periodical issue
Untitled Ralph Wessman , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , December no. 30 2004; (p. 153-155)

— Review of Overland no. 175 Winter 2004 periodical issue
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