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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 'Some Means of Learning of the Best New Books' : All About Books and the Modern Reader
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The article proposes a rethinking of the notion of the middle-brow in terms of the proliferation of 'new books' in the interwar period, through an analysis of the review journal All About Books.

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    y separately published work icon Australian Literary Studies ALS vol. 22 no. 3 May 2006 Z1273844 2006 periodical issue 2006 pg. 329-341
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    y separately published work icon Always Almost Modern : Australian Print Cultures and Modernity David Carter , Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2013 6479433 2013 multi chapter work criticism

    'Was Australian culture born modern or has it always been behind the game, never quite modern enough? Was it always already or only always almost modern? David Carter’s essays examine the complex engagements of Australian writers, artists, editors and consumers with 20th-century modernity, social and political crisis, and the impact of modernisms. Always Almost Modern ranges from the great mid-century novels of authors such as Eleanor Dark and M. Barnard Eldershaw to the unprecedented bestseller that was They’re a Weird Mob, from famous to largely forgotten local magazines and to film and television, and from the avant-garde to nationalism, communism and the middlebrow. Chapters engage with key themes in contemporary literary and cultural studies, exploring new ways of understanding Australian culture in terms of its modernity and transnationalism.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2013
    pg. 153-166
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