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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 In the Wings
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Helen Garner describes time spent in the Melbourne, Victoria, rehearsal rooms of the Australian Ballet.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon SundayLife 6 March 2005 Z1180590 2005 newspaper issue 2005 pg. 20-26
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Best Australian Essays 2005 Robert Dessaix (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2005 Z1204924 2005 anthology essay autobiography criticism prose Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2005 pg. 122-129
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Everywhere I Look Helen Garner , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2016 9174059 2016 selected work essay

    'Every day I work on the edit of my book. I slog away, shifting chunks of material and moving them back, eating my salad in a daze, wondering if the linking passages I’ve written are leading me up a garden path, or are sentimental, or violate some unarticulated moral and technical code I’ve signed up to and feel trapped in or obliged to. The sheer bloody labour of writing. No one but another writer understands it—the heaving about of great boulders into a stable arrangement so that you can bound up them and plant your little flag at the very top.

    'Spanning fifteen years of work, Helen Garner’s Everywhere I Look is a book full of unexpected moments—sudden shafts of light, piercing intuition, flashes of anger and laughter. It takes us from backstage at the ballet to the trial of a woman for the murder of her newborn baby. It moves effortlessly from the significance of moving house to the pleasure of re-reading Pride and Prejudice. 'Everywhere I Look includes Garner’s famous and controversial essay on the insults of age, her deeply moving tribute to her mother and extracts from her diaries, which have been part of her working life for as long as she has been a writer. Everywhere I Look glows with insight. It is filled with the wisdom of life. ' (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2016
    pg. 218-227
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