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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 The Gecko in the Machine
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    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review ABR no. 266 November 2004 Z1157507 2004 periodical issue 2004 pg. 9-10
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    y separately published work icon Reflected Light : La Trobe Essays Peter Beilharz (editor), Robert Manne (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2006 Z1285388 2006 anthology essay 'This book collects reflections, evocations, commentary, criticism and humour by leading writers with a connection to La Trobe [University].' (Publisher's blurb) Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2006 pg. 333-338
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    y separately published work icon Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2006 Z1293120 2006 selected work essay

    'The new selection of essays from one of Australia's finest historians and writers.Agamemnon's Kiss is a thrilling selection of essays by one of Australia's most celebrated writers. Inga Clendinnen writes about everything from the books that terrified her as a child to what history can teach us about ourselves and our own times. She describes visits to the beach and to a museum dedicated to the Holocaust. She recounts the experience of falling ill and the prospect of death. And she writes movingly about other people who have changed her own life. Many of the themes which are central to Clendinnen's work are teased out in Agamemnon's Kiss: the question of black/white relations in Australia, the way we think about the Holocaust and its perpetrators, and the investigative power of history. Clendinnen is not just a brilliant thinker. She writes brilliant sentences too, and in these essays her full mastery of language is everywhere evident.' (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2006
    pg. 31-37
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