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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... no. 270 April 2005 of Australian Book Review est. 1961 Australian Book Review
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* Contents derived from the 2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Preaching to the Converted, Valdemar Robert Wake , single work correspondence
Val Wake takes issue with reviews by Nicola Walker and Gillian Dooley whom he accuses of 'intellectual snobbery'. Wake argues that 'Dooley and Walker seem to subscribe to the belief that popular tastes have little to contribute to national character and values.'
(p. 4)
The Myth of Saint Jack, John Wanna , single work review
— Review of Curtin's Gift : Reinterpreting Australia's Greatest Prime Minister John K. Edwards , 2005 single work biography ;
(p. 9-10)
Man on the Mooni"Hardly a feature in the evening sky", Stephen Edgar , single work poetry (p. 13)
Rabbiti"Life shivers between yourself and us: help us to stretch", Judith Bishop , single work poetry (p. 19)
A Rather Rough War, Brian Matthews , single work review
— Review of Blood, Sweat and Tears : Australia's WWII Remembered by the Men and Women Who Lived It Margaret Geddes , 2004 single work interview ;
(p. 20)
Space Commandi"Fold out evenings, chairs in the street.", Lisa Gorton , single work poetry (p. 22)
A Broken Wall, Nicholas Drayson , single work prose
In the aftermath of the 26 December 2004 tsunamai that struck the Sri Lankan coast, Drayon tells the story of a group of homeless villagers and the pastor who tries to get them aid.
(p. 24-25)
Just Say No, Kerryn Goldsworthy , single work review
— Review of Hecate vol. 30 no. 2 2004 periodical issue ; Island no. 99 Summer 2004 periodical issue ; Griffith Review no. 7 Autumn 2005 periodical issue ;
(p. 26-27)
The Tyranny of the Literal, James Ley , single work essay
James Ley examines the act of reading literary novels and the interpretation that must occur within each reader, including understanding the author's use of irony. Although the task may sometimes be challenging, Ley concludes that reading is 'a creative act. Unlike almost everything we are encouraged to consider entertainment, it is an active pursuit. Without this process of interpretation we cannot know ourselves.'
(p. 32-38)
Man Without a Shadow, Peter Pierce , single work review
— Review of Morris West : Literary Maverick Maryanne Confoy , 2005 single work biography ;
(p. 39-40)
Another Country, Paul H. De Serville , single work review
— Review of Steadfast Knight : A Life of Sir Hal Colebatch Hal Colebatch , 2004 single work biography ;
(p. 41)
The Angel Thing, Chris Palmer , single work review
— Review of The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing : A Fifty Year Collection 2004 anthology short story novella ;
(p. 42-43)
No Safe Havens, Brenda Niall , single work review
— Review of March Geraldine Brooks , 2005 single work novel ;
(p. 44)
The Usual Suspects, Nikki Davies , single work review
— Review of The Catch Margaret Vandeleur , 2005 single work novel ;
(p. 45)
Hen Lit, Anna Goldsworthy , single work review
— Review of Farewell My Ovaries Wendy Harmer , 2005 single work novel ;
(p. 46)
At This Address, John Tranter , single work review
— Review of The Long Game and Other Poems Bruce Beaver , 2005 selected work poetry ;
(p. 47-48)
The Heart of Imagery, Michelle Borzi , single work review
— Review of War is Not the Season for Figs Lidija Cvetkovic , 2001 selected work poetry ; Modewarre : Home Ground Patricia Sykes , 2004 selected work poetry ;
(p. 48-49)
Missionaries, Marxists and Misfits, Allan Patience , single work review
— Review of Bamahuta : Leaving Papua Philip Fitzpatrick , 2005 single work novel ;
(p. 54)
University of Evil, Jake Wilson , single work review
— Review of Evil Genius Catherine Jinks , 2005 single work novel ;
(p. 56)
Life Is Elsewhere, Mike Shuttleworth , single work review
— Review of The Running Man Michael Gerard Bauer , 2004 single work novel ; By the River Steven Herrick , 2004 single work novel ; Secret Scribbled Notebooks Joanne Horniman , 2004 single work novel ; So Yesterday Scott Westerfeld , 2004 single work novel ;
(p. 57-58)

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