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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... vol. 1 no. 1 Winter 2006 of Lemuria est. 2006 Lemuria
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The Conversationsi"A full moon always rises at sunset", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 4)
Blessings, Les Murray , single work prose
Les Murray offers blessings for this inaugural issue of Lemuria. He explains that his poem 'The Conversations' is the only one of his to mention lemurs 'those great-eyed denizens of Madagascar, which along with India and Sumatra formed part of the mythical continent of Lemuria' (4).
(p. 4)
'A Fringe of Leaves' : The Edge of the Sacred, Bill Ashcroft , single work criticism
Ashcroft reads Patrick White's A Fringe of Leaves for its exploration of 'a different way of experiencing the sacred' (6).
(p. 5-18)
Committed Correspondents : Christina Stead and William Blake, Michael Wilding , single work criticism
Wilding reads the letters exchanged between Stead and Blake and concludes that they are 'important in redressing the misleading account of Christina perpetrated in the unsatisfactory biography of Stead by Hazel Rowley' (25).
(p. 19-25)
Donela Gap (Coongan River)i"Two rainbow birds, last year's fledglings,", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 26-28)
Pilbara Story, Mark O'Connor , sequence poetry (p. 26-31)
Marble Bari"Twisted barley-sugar rock,", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 28-29)
Dragonfliesi"The red dragonfly poses, his tight striations", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 29)
Pilbara Redi"The rock's red answers the sun's red-iron", Mark O'Connor , single work poetry (p. 29-31)
Lemuria and Australian Dreams of an Inland Sea, Michael Cathcart , single work criticism
Cathcart reads a range of 'Lemurian novels,' examining their 'uncomplicated optimism about the future of White Australia, their trust that the key to that future lay beneath the earth, in the Great Australian Basin, and their attempts to grapple with the deadly impact of colonisation on the Aborigines who resisted' (44).
(p. 32-47)
Yale-Chennai Link : An Indo-Australian Perspective, Alur Janaki Ram , single work criticism (p. 48-51)
The Juggler and My Motheri"He throws his cleavers in the air,", Alan Gould , single work poetry (p. 52)
My Town Takes Its Chancei"Our sun is now an orange fish", Alan Gould , single work poetry (p. 53)
The Demoniseri"This courtier was nerveless, snide,", Alan Gould , single work poetry (p. 54)
Australian Literature and the Making of History, Paul Sharrad , single work criticism
Sharrad in this essay discusses a wide range of Australian fiction with attention to its negotiations with history. Sharrad says that the struggle of the writers he examines 'has been both to recover and reject history' (72-73). Through fiction, history is brought to life but 'lest we become trapped by the tyranny of the past, the writer has also to perform literary exorcisms that will free the future from the hauntings which currently still visit the Australian national present' (73).
(p. 55-74)
'Things Happen...' in the Poetry of Philip Hodgins, Alan Gould , single work criticism (p. 75-79)
Golden Leaves : Memory and Sobriety in Chris Wallace-Crabbe's Poetry, Cassandra Atherton , single work criticism
Atherton's article incorporates readings from a range of Wallace-Crabbe's published work, as well as from 'The Serious Songs' which is to be published in 2007.
(p. 80-88)
Roadside Grassi"a minstrel trails his guitar across the Monaro", Philip Mead , single work poetry (p. 89)
With Les at Pushkar...i"An albino-ed baboo opened", Anurag Sharma , single work poetry (p. 98)
An Interaction with Judith Beveridge's 'Bahadour', Geoff Page , single work criticism (p. 99-100)

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