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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... vol. 68 no. 2 Winter 2009 of Meanjin est. 1940 Meanjin
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* Contents derived from the 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Editorial, Sophie Cunningham , single work column (p. 1-3)
To Those Contemplating Drunken Prose, Anson Cameron , single work column (p. 13-14)
Australia-Asia Literary Award Suspended, single work column (p. 15-16)
National Library of Australia's Digitisation Program, Jessica Au , single work column (p. 16)
Evolution and Creation: Australia's Funding Bodies, Marcus Westbury , single work essay
Marcus Westbury argues that 'while...artists and creators...embrace rapidly evolving modes of production, distribution and collaboration across disciplines, the agencies designed to nurture them remain paralysingly fixed.'
(p. 36-41)
Holding up the Mirror; Windschuttle, Me, and the Provocateur on Trial, Katherine Wilson , single work essay (p. 42-50)
For the Well Beloved: Judith Wright and Nugget Coombs, Nonie Sharp , single work essay (p. 51-57)
Shy Young Thing, Sian Prior , single work essay (p. 58-66)
Life As a Dog, Joseph Pearson , single work essay (p. 67-77)
Good to See You. Let Me See You Out, Mark Dapin , single work essay (p. 78-90)
Event-Grammar: The Language Notebooks of William Dawes, Ross Gibson , single work essay
An essay in response to the notebooks of William Dawes.
(p. 91-99)
The Changing Face of Publishing Relationships, Colette Vella , single work essay
As part of the 2007 Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship, Colette Vella spent three months in New York, in the United States of America, researching the relationship between authors and their editors, publishers and literary agents.
(p. 100-106)
Living through a Revolution, Craig McGregor , extract autobiography
As a Harkness Fellow, Graig McGregor and his family lived in New York for two years in the late 1960s'/early 1970s 'plunged into the tumult of a revolution-in-the-making'.
(p. 107-116)
The Question of Literary Property, Lynne Spender , single work essay (p. 117-123)
Their Hooks Find Hold Deep in Our Flesh : Part Five, Kate Fielding , single work prose (p. 124-138)
Delivering a Punch : Michael Williams Talks to Christos Tsiolkas, Michael Williams (interviewer), single work interview

Tsiolkas discusses Loaded, Jesus Man and Dead Europe as a kind of 'trilogy', and how they relate to The Slap. He talks about his writing process; sex and aggression in his writing; family and community in The Slap; characterisation in The Slap.

(p. 142-153)
The Headless Horseman of the Drummer, Bruce Pascoe , single work short story

'Did you ever see him? Oh, yes, dozens of times, me and the others . . . well, not see him, but we knew he was there. I’d never go over that mountain at night. Still won’t. Rather stay at the bottom, in someone’s house. Go on next morning. Sometimes used to stay with them . . . Mac something . . .' (Introduction)

(p. 156-162)
The Very Edge of Things, Chris Womersley , single work short story

'So I’m lying in the darkness staring into space, listening to the crickets outside and trucks passing on the highway and Julia breathing beside me when—bam—it comes to me what I got to do. Fuck this, I think. I’m leaving. She breathes like a child. Frankly, I hate her ability to sleep through anything, even what we’re going through today. The woman is like a corpse after dark. It isn’t just the breathing, of course. It’s a bunch of things, wearing me down like water dripping on a rock. But the breathing always gets to me.'  (Introduction)

(p. 163-168)
Leading Man, Kristel Thornell , single work short story (p. 169-182)
The Republic of North Eastern Victoria, Mark O'Flynn , single work short story (p. 183-190)

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Includes the fourth instalment of Caroline Lee's serialised novel Stripped.
Last amended 2 Jul 2009 12:42:47
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