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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... no. 305 October 2008 of Australian Book Review est. 1961 Australian Book Review
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* Contents derived from the 2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Flair of a Conjuror, single work column
A column canvassing current literary news including brief reports on the publication of Chris Wallace-Crabbe's Telling a Hawk from a Handsaw and the announcement in September 2008 of Melbourne as a UNESCO City of Literature.
(p. 1)
Setting the Record Straight, Louise Campbell , single work correspondence
Louise Campbell corrects false information about Ernestine Hill that is included in Susanna de Vries's Desert Queen : The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates. Campbell says: 'HarperCollins has undertaken to correct facts about Ernestine Hill in a rewrite of appropriate portions in any future editions of this title.'
(p. 4)
Don't Rain on Their Parade, Patrick Allington , single work correspondence
Patrick Allington, commenting on 'the poor representation of creative artists on Australia's honours lists', proposes a new award to honour dissenters.
(p. 4)
'Let a Message Be Found', Delys Bird , single work review
— Review of Doing Life : A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley Brian Dibble , 2008 single work biography ;
(p. 7-8)
The Lyons Den, Ann Moyal , single work review
— Review of J. A. Lyons, the Tame Tasmanian : Appeasement and Rearmament in Australia, 1932-39 David S. Bird , 2008 single work biography ; Enid Lyons : Leading Lady to a Nation Anne Henderson , 2008 single work biography ;
(p. 9-10)
Sharman, Shaman, Showman, Gay Bilson , single work review
— Review of Blood and Tinsel: A Memoir Jim Sharman , 2008 single work autobiography ;
(p. 11-12)
We Being Ghostsi"Too many of my friends are dead, and other wrecked", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 12)
More Than the Bare Facts, Brian McFarlane , single work review
— Review of The Naked Truth : A Life in Parts Graeme Blundell , 2008 single work autobiography ;
(p. 13-14)
Barefoot on Sharp Stones, Chris Wallace-Crabbe , single work review
— Review of Arabesques : A Tale of Double Lives Robert Dessaix , 2008 single work autobiography ;
(p. 15-16)
Networked Networks, David McCooey , single work review
— Review of Networked Language : Culture and History in Australian Poetry Philip Mead , 2008 single work criticism ;
(p. 16-17)
The Great Nothingness, Peter Pierce , single work review
— Review of The Penguin Book of the Road 2008 anthology short story biography ;
(p. 18-19)
The Archivisti"She trawls through reams of paper pinned in files,", Paul Hetherington , single work poetry (p. 19)
Remaindering Jane, Graham Tulloch , single work review
— Review of The Business of Books : Booksellers and the English Book Trade 1450-1850 James Raven , 2008 single work criticism ;
(p. 20)
Accommodating the Past, James Bradley , single work review
— Review of The Lieutenant Kate Grenville , 2008 single work novel ;
(p. 24-25)
Sinner's Marshi"There's a sleechy smell here, grey frogs on the bank", Judith Beveridge , single work poetry (p. 26)
'Down Had Been Falling', Kerryn Goldsworthy , single work review
— Review of Vertigo : A Pastoral Amanda Lohrey , 2008 single work novella ;
(p. 27)
Drowning, Not Waving, Jeffrey Poacher , single work review
— Review of The Rip Robert Drewe , 2008 selected work short story ;
(p. 28)
Living With the Past, Stephanie Green , single work review
— Review of The Sinkings Amanda Curtin , 2008 single work novel ;
(p. 29)
A Tragic Comedy, Ruth Starke , single work review
— Review of The Nearly Happy Family Catherine McKinnon , 2008 single work novel ;
(p. 30)
Missing from My Own Life, Elisabeth Holdsworth , single work essay (p. 31-34)
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