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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... vol. 1 no. 2 October 2006 of The Australian Literary Review est. 2006 The Australian Literary Review
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* Contents derived from the 2006 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
First Cohort for Thought, Richard Nile , single work essay
The Australian Literary Review commissioned the Australian Public Intellectual Network (API) to conduct a survey to discover the nation's 'top thinkers'. The API's Richard Nile comments on the make-up of the resulting list and the role of intellectuals in Australian public life. He concludes: 'We would do well as a democracy to give [intellectuals] space to think.'
(p. 3, 23)
Memory Is All We Have, Nicolas Rothwell , single work prose travel (p. 4-6)
Beauty Gets a Foot in the Door, Geordie Williamson , single work essay
Williamson discusses the idea that, following the era of critical theory, beauty is now back on the academy's agenda. 'The concept has returned to the fore in university syllabuses, and the philosophy and litcrit shelves of bookshops have filled with titles devoted to both academic and laymen's discussion of the place of beauty in the creation and study of literature, and artworks in general.'
(p. 7-8)
Young Australia Writes Back, Genevieve Tucker , single work review
— Review of The Pilo Family Circus Will Elliott , 2006 single work novel ; Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls Danielle Wood , 2006 selected work short story ; The Gospel According to Luke Emily Maguire , 2006 single work novel ;
(p. 9)
Risk, Roguery and Revelation, Michèle Grossman , single work review
— Review of Carpentaria Alexis Wright , 2006 single work novel ;
(p. 10)
Multicultural Stepping Stones, Jodie Minus , single work criticism
Jodie Minus looks at the trajectory of Melina Marchetta's career from 'multicultural' to mainstream writer. Minus expresses the hope that Randa Abdel-Fattah will travel a similar path. 'We should look forward to the day', says Minus, 'when Abdel-Fattah no longer writes only about the problems facing Muslims, but about issues faced by all sorts of Australians'.
(p. 10)
Epic Tale Lost in the Telling, Katharine England , single work review
— Review of The Memory of Tides Angelo Loukakis , 2006 single work novel ;
(p. 11)
Travels among Colonised Women, Kerryn Goldsworthy , single work review
— Review of The Travel Writer Simone Lazaroo , 2006 single work novel ;
(p. 11)
The Fuss Over Super-Fine Fiction : Invaluable Reading, James Bradley , single work criticism

In defending the role of literary fiction in early twenty-first century culture, James Bradley argues that 'in a society that values only questions with pre-ordained answers, literary fiction is, gloriously and deliberately, a question that refuses to answer itself.' Bradley's belief is that if we dismiss literary fiction 'we will have lost one of the few places we have left where we may glimpse something of the strangeness and irreducibility of our inner lives, and where we may, if only momentarily, see past the vision of our lives and their meaning our society offers us, and be free'.

Matthew Kelly argues the opposite case in 'The Fuss Over Super-Fine Fiction : Books Need Buyers'.

(p. 12-13)
The Fuss Over Super-Fine Fiction : Books Need Buyers, Matthew Kelly , single work criticism
Matthew Kelly puts the opposing case to that presented in James Bradley's 'The Fuss Over Super-Fine Fiction : Invaluable Reading'. Kelly, a publisher, states that: 'There are two kinds of writing: good and bad. And we should celebrate fine fiction of the first category and encourage audiences for it. But let us not waste time and energy on irrelevant assertions that publishers have a moral obligation to publish books, regardless of whether anybody wants to read them'.
(p. 13)
Backstage Passes, Gabrielle Wolf , single work review
— Review of Contemporary Australian Drama Leonard Radic , 2006 single work criticism ; Days Like These Michael Gurr , 2006 single work autobiography ;
(p. 14)
In the Eyes of a Steady Looker, Helen MacDonald , single work review
— Review of Agamemnon's Kiss : Selected Essays Inga Clendinnen , 2006 selected work essay ;
(p. 18)
Diamonds in the Mud, Ross McMullin , single work review
— Review of Somme Mud : The War Experiences of an Infrantryman in France, 1916-1919 E. P. F. Lynch , 2006 single work autobiography ; Jacka VC : Australian Hero Robert Macklin , 2006 single work biography ;
(p. 19)
Voyagesi"Jangling in my head the blue night-music", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 20)
Starsi"Its licking round our knees a shy demand", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 20)
Rockpoolsi"Glass you could put a fist through", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 20)
The Catchi"Ribbons of drowned sunlight under the smoky", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 20)
Into the Blue, David Malouf , sequence poetry (p. 20)
Typewriter Musici"Hinged grasshopper legs kick", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 20)
Recalledi"Dew-touched guy ropes tauten", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 20)

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