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Issue Details: First known date: 1984... 1984 The Boy Adeodatus : The Portrait of a Lucky Young Bastard
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  • Dedication: To my family, my wife Kate, my daughter Elizabeth, my son John, my grandchildren David, Kate, Sarah and Family.

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A Fortunate Life Patricia Anderson , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , April 2004; (p. 42)

— Review of The Boy Adeodatus : The Portrait of a Lucky Young Bastard Bernard Smith , 1984 single work autobiography
A Young Artificer Warren Osmond , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 259 2004; (p. 64)

— Review of The Boy Adeodatus : The Portrait of a Lucky Young Bastard Bernard Smith , 1984 single work autobiography
y separately published work icon Shameful Autobiographies : Shame in Contemporary Australian Autobiographies and Culture Rosamund Dalziell , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1999 Z482284 1999 single work criticism biography
The Bastards Smith and Jones: Illegitimacy, Shame and Australian Autobiography Rosamund Dalziell , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Shame and the Modern Self 1996; (p. 130-147)
y separately published work icon Patterns of Shame in Some Australian Autobiographies, 1960 to 1995 Rosamund Dalziell , Canberra : 1996 19401412 1996 single work thesis

'This thesis argues that an understanding of the emotion of shame can contribute substantially to the literary interpretation of a broad range of Australian autobiographies published between 1960 and 1995. From a detailed analysis of more than a dozen autobiographical texts, I conclude that shame is also a powerful force within Australian culture, although its presence has been largely unrecognised. The introduction to this thesis explains why an understanding of shame is useful in interpreting autobiographical texts, and discusses the relevance of shame to contemporary Australian autobiographies. Chapter 1 establishes the theoretical foundations for a study of shame in Australian autobiography, drawing on historical and contemporary critical approaches to shame in a variety of academic disciplines. Chapters 2 to 5 analyse a number of Australian autobiographical texts, under the headings of shame and Australian cultural identity, shame and illegitimacy, shame and race, and shame and the Jewish immigrant experience. Chapter 2 discusses the shaming of Australian culture by the myth of British superiority as represented in Kathleen Fitzpatrick's autobiography, Solid Bluestone Foundations: and Other Memories of a Melbourne Girlhood 1908 -1928, with reference also to works by Martin Boyd. Chapter 3 considers three autobiographies concerned with shame and illegitimacy, The Boy Adeodatus: Portrait of a Lucky Young Bastard by Bernard Smith, A Mother's Disgrace by Robert Dessaix, and Daddy We Hardly Knew You by Germaine Greer. The autobiographies by Aboriginal writers in chapter 4 provide the basis for a close examination of the relationship between shame and racism in Australia. The writers discussed in detail are Ruby Langford Ginibi, Sally Morgan, Charles Perkins, Ella Simon, Margaret Tucker and Glenyse Ward. In chapter 5, autobiographies by three Australians of European Jewish descent, Morris Lurie, Amirah Inglis and Andrew Riemer, illustrate the operation of shame in the immigrant experience, with particular insights into the relationship between shame, anti-Semitism and Holocaust survival.' (Thesis description)

A Young Artificer Warren Osmond , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 259 2004; (p. 64)

— Review of The Boy Adeodatus : The Portrait of a Lucky Young Bastard Bernard Smith , 1984 single work autobiography
A Fortunate Life Patricia Anderson , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , April 2004; (p. 42)

— Review of The Boy Adeodatus : The Portrait of a Lucky Young Bastard Bernard Smith , 1984 single work autobiography
Range of New Releases and Old Gems Veronica Sen , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 October 1990; (p. 27)

— Review of Waterway Eleanor Dark , 1938 single work novel ; The Boy Adeodatus : The Portrait of a Lucky Young Bastard Bernard Smith , 1984 single work autobiography ; Alien Son Judah Waten , 1952 selected work short story autobiography
Autobiography to Sip, and Savor Edmund Campion , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 10 July vol. 105 no. 5424 1984; (p. 73-74)

— Review of The Boy Adeodatus : The Portrait of a Lucky Young Bastard Bernard Smith , 1984 single work autobiography
Lucky Young Bastard Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , April no. 98 1985; (p. 74-75)

— Review of The Boy Adeodatus : The Portrait of a Lucky Young Bastard Bernard Smith , 1984 single work autobiography
The Bastards Smith and Jones: Illegitimacy, Shame and Australian Autobiography Rosamund Dalziell , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Shame and the Modern Self 1996; (p. 130-147)
Portrait of a Plucky Old Bastard Jenny Zimmer , 1990 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 14 October 1990; (p. 41)
Australian Autobiography: A Hole in the Literary Landscape John Colmer , 1985 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 45 no. 2 1985; (p. 165-186)
Bernard Smith Mark Thomas , 1989 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australia in Mind : Thirteen Influential Australian Thinkers 1989; (p. 46-63)
Seeking the Self: Imagination and Autobiography in Some Recent Australian Writing Don Grant , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Crisis and Creativity in the New Literatures in English 1990; (p. 309-322)
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