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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 22-23 January 2005 of The Australian est. 1964 The Weekend Australian
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* Contents derived from the 2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Book Titles, Nicholas Shakespeare , 2005 single work column (p. 2) Section: Review
The Face : Garth Nix : Fantasy Author, Jodie Minus , 2005 single work biography (p. 3) Section: Review
How to Fuck a Tuscan Garden : A Note on Literary Pessimism, Andrew McCann , 2004 single work criticism
McCann responds to suggestions that 'Australian fiction is struggling, sales are woeful' and the attendant 'demoralisation' of writers. McCann claims that writers are unwilling to alienate readers and therefore produce a homogenous national literature 'incapable of questioning its institutional or ideological functions.' Given this scenario, McCann says that an 'avant-garde' style seems impossible. 'In the meantime, complaints about the mediocre state of Australian literature are like hungry rumblings from the belly of the beast - the structures constantly calling out for innovative Australian writing are the very structures that impede its development.'
The Fiction of Friction
(p. 8-9) Section: Review
Note: With title: The Fiction of Friction

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