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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Forms of Hunger and Hysteria : Recent Australian Fiction
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Ashton discusses narrative technique and the notion of family in Tsiolkas's The Slap, Cunningham's Bird, Flanagan's Wanting, Leigh's Disquiet, and Lohrey's Vertigo. The review spends most time on The Slap, and Ashton argues that the novel's focus on family should be seen not as a flight from politics, but as 'a flight to the politics of the middle-class family' (93).

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    y separately published work icon Overland no. 194 Autumn 2009 Z1575104 2009 periodical issue 2009 pg. 93-96
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93-96 Forms of Hunger and Hysteria : Recent Australian Fictionsmall AustLit logo Overland
Review of:
  • The Slap Christos Tsiolkas 2008 single work novel
  • Vertigo : A Pastoral Amanda Lohrey 2008 single work novella
  • Wanting Richard Flanagan 2008 single work novel
  • Bird Sophie Cunningham 2008 single work novel
  • Disquiet Julia Leigh 2008 single work novella
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