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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... vol. 21 no. 2 December 2007 of Antipodes est. 1987 Antipodes
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Critics and Crucibles: An Australian Novel in Anglo-Indian Clothing, Hugh Atkinson's The Pink and the Brown, Ralph Crane , single work review
— Review of The Pink and the Brown : A Novel Hugh Atkinson , 1957 single work novel ;
(p. 103-109)
Divorceei"The force with which", Michael Heald , single work poetry (p. 109)
Driving to Mungindii"When dawn heat is caught", Kathielyn Job , single work poetry (p. 110)
Critics, Crucibles, and a Literary Career : Inez Baranay and Her Indian Novel, 'Neem Dreams' Inez Baranay's Literary Career, Alison Bartlett , single work criticism

'When Inez Baranay’s seventh book, Neem Dreams, was released in September 2003, it met with wide critical acclaim in India, yet was barely noticed in Australia. Baranay had been publishing in Australia for almost 20 years, but this novel was published in India, indicating a shift in her publishing career. While Neem Dreams continues Baranay’s interest in issues of Third-World development and with Western tourism, travel and trade, I propose in this chapter that it also engages with Australian literary criticism, especially in postcolonial debates. Neem Dreams was released almost a decade after Baranay’s nonfiction text, Rascal Rain (1994), which met with fierce criticism. That decade was one in which Baranay addressed that criticism, contemporary theory and the academy. I argue, therefore, that Neem Dreams signals Baranay’s uneasy relationship with Australian writing, publishing and identity, as well as her changed attitude to the academy and contemporary theory. While the back cover blurb of Neem Dreams alerts us to the neem tree ‘acting as a kind of crucible for India’, I want to argue that, in many ways, postcolonial theory is the crucible for this book. In this chapter then, I offer a reading of Baranay’s literary career from 1994 to 2004 through its encounters with the academy, with Rascal Rain and Neem Dreams operating as bookends. Her substantial and productive career means that shifts in institutional and political discourses become evident in tracing the ways in which Baranay’s texts and career are read (and written). I am interested in the kinds of questions a career such as hers raises about the imbrication of theory and fiction and the circulation of authority among writers, critics and the academy.' (Introduction)

(p. 111-115)
The Tram Ride Home after the Night Shifti"I hate bad highlights I hate all highlights I hate", Chenoah Ellis , single work poetry (p. 116)
Eventing : Wandering Through the Physiology of Australian Narrative, Stuart Cooke , single work criticism (p. 117-122)
What Fear Loves Mosti"What fear loves most is other fear - fear that breeds in", Yve Louis , single work poetry (p. 123)
Peel Island, Thomas Shapcott , single work short story (p. 124-127)
Enduring Rituali"In the end, Orpheus did not sing for love.", Sarah Holland-Batt , single work poetry (p. 127)
Jigsawi"So he says, as I pick up a line", Carol Jenkins , single work poetry (p. 128)
In the Bathroom - Sydney 1942i"You and I, mother, standing beside the bath", Lorraine McGuigan , single work poetry (p. 129)
An Interview with Tara Jane Winch, Madeleine Byrne (interviewer), single work interview

Winch discusses grief, writing, and identity. Asked about the meaning behind the title of her book, she says: ‘It’s about grabbing hold of your history to understand yourself and your identity.’

(p. 130-131)
Dead Marines, Cas McFarlane , single work short story (p. 132-136)
Swift Timei"High summer in Canberra brings", Cas McFarlane , single work poetry (p. 136)
Requiemi"When your duct-taped binoculars", Nathanael O'Reilly , single work poetry (p. 137)
The Kingsbury Tales : Make Person, at Blue Skyi"This is strange for I am writing this poem along with my students", Yu Ouyang , single work poetry (p. 138)
Terms for Repaymenti"His strike-me-lucky chuckle", Rodney Williams , single work poetry (p. 139)
An Apology to Dogsi"Because you lead with your nose,", David McCooey , single work poetry (p. 140)
Cosmopolitan Bohemians and Bachelors: Chinese Enclaves in Late 19th Century Australia and the United States, Monique Rooney , single work criticism
Discusses the similarities and differences between two bohemians - Marcus Clarke and Albert Genthe - and the ways in which they represent Chinese communities in their different colonial environments.
(p. 141-146)
The Bodhisattva's Handi"I want to know the ancient palm: how", Bronwyn Lea , single work poetry (p. 147)

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