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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... vol. 20 no. 2 December 2006 of Antipodes est. 1987 Antipodes
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Going Bush: Performing the Pastoral in Peter Carey's Bliss, John Eustace , single work criticism
Esutace argues that 'in calling attention to the way the pastoral is performed as a legitimizing ritual by the narrators of Bliss, Peter Carey invites readers to consider how its continued iteration in contempoary Australian discourse is essential to negotiations of national identity and contemporary Australian subjectivities. He invites readers to see beyond the narrative romanticizations of the bush to consider the psychological and ideological impulses behind Australian performances of the bush. And he highlights how the process of going bush - and narrating the journey - ... carry fairly significant territorial implications.'
(p. 108-116)
Note: Endnotes and list of works cited: pp.113-116.
Multi-Nationality and Layers of Mouse in Peter Carey's The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, Antje Rauwerda , single work criticism
Rauwerda argues that Peter Carey's character Tristan Shandy 'becomes the Disney Mouse. He shows the ugly face of corporate politics and how they racialize discources of poverty, powerlessness and exclusion.'
(p. 117-123)
Note: List of works cited: pp.122-123.
Poetryi"The fad of your latest feeling,", Joel Magarey , single work poetry (p. 123)
Spa Town, Amanda Maxwell , single work short story (p. 124-126)
Suckling from the Crocodile's Tit: Wildlife and Nation Formation in Australian Narratives, Jonathan Highfield , single work criticism
Highfield compares and contrasts formations of national identity in Peter Carey's character, Herbert Badgery, in Illywhacker and Steve Irwin's The Crocodile Hunter.
(p. 127-140)
Note: Endnotes: pp.139-140.
The House in Miskin Streeti"This is a journey", Jena Woodhouse , single work poetry (p. 141)
Our Short Lovei"I visit this site from time to time,", Jude Aquilina , single work poetry (p. 144)
Lucky Strikei"They called him Lucky Strike - and he", Geoff Page , single work poetry (p. 145)
Into the Light, Rosemary Allan , single work short story (p. 146-149)
A Twice-Remembered Countryi"Yes, take them:", John Stokes , single work poetry (p. 149)
The History Wars and Holy Day (The Red Sea): Andrew Bovell's Dramatic Black Armband, Donald Pulford , single work criticism
Donal Pulford examines Andrew Bovell's Holy Day in the context of the so-called history wars.
(p. 150-154)
Note: Works cited: pp.153-154
Death Wish at Mungoi"Fragments of bone rest lightly on my hand.", E. A. Gleeson , single work poetry (p. 154)
The Two Threads of a Life: Judith Wright, the Environment and Aboriginality, Gary Clark , single work criticism
'Throughout her writing, Wright has engaged with both the social and environmental consequences of unmitigated exploitation of the natural world. She has also sought to articulate attitudes to the environment and Australia's indigenous peoples. Along with writers such as Les Murray, John Kinsella, and Gary Snyder, her work is amenable to a reading inspired by the social ecology of Murray Bookchin. ... The applicability of his theories to Wright's poetry and prose suggests one of the many ways in which social ecology may be utilized by literary ecologists.'
(p. 155-162)
Note: Works cited: pp.161-162
The Man Dancingi"He can't sleep, drinks, watches the ads on", John Foulcher , single work poetry (p. 162)
A Tight Circlei"At my uncle's grave the undertakers", Brendan Ryan , single work poetry (p. 163)
Willa Cather and Patrick White, John Beston , single work criticism
John Beston discusses Patrick White's 'borrowings' from the novels of American writer Willa Cather, highlighting links between several White novels and Cather's O Pioneers!, Death Comes for the Archbishop and A Lost Lady. Beston contends that White's novels show 'almost no influence of other Australian authors', but do indicate the influence of American writers.
(p. 164-168)
Note: Works cited: pp.168.
Belgian Settings and Colonialism in Conrad and Malouf, Mary Ann Rygiel , single work criticism
Mary Ann Rygiel argues: 'The Belgian settings of the early pages of Conrad's Heart of Darkness and that of David Malouf's short story, 'The Sun in Winter', represent striking thematic similarities of history, time, civilization, and the decay of civilization.'
(p. 169-173)
Note: Endnotes and list of works cited: pp.172-173.
Flamei"I was watching the distant snow. Yesterday I walked past a flame robin scouting under dry", Louise Crisp , single work poetry (p. 173)
Southbanki"When the system crashes, and the screens,", Petra White , single work poetry (p. 174-176)
Andrew McGahan's The White Earth and the Ecological Poetics of Memory, Emily Potter , single work criticism
Emily Potter argues that Andrew McGahan's The White Earth exhibits a 'poetic of memory' whereby 'subjects, events and effects' cross-pollinate. This she terms 'an ecological poetics of memory' and suggests that ecology, rather than chronology, offers 'a different poetics to temporal relations', one that refuses 'the silence that has settled over postcolonial negotiations' in Australia.
(p. 177-182)
Note: Works cited: pp.181-182.

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Works about this Work

Embracing Complexity Maria Takolander , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 291 2007; (p. 51-52)

— Review of Antipodes vol. 20 no. 2 December 2006 periodical issue ; Australian Literary Studies vol. 22 no. 4 October 2006 periodical issue
Embracing Complexity Maria Takolander , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 291 2007; (p. 51-52)

— Review of Antipodes vol. 20 no. 2 December 2006 periodical issue ; Australian Literary Studies vol. 22 no. 4 October 2006 periodical issue
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