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What do women know of love? The women in this book find out that all love is paid for, in some way or another, a thing Dante Alighieri the Florentine could have told them. Observe Eden and know how to 'rebehold the stars.' (Publisher's blurb, back cover).

Notes

  • Dedication: To J.-the wind beneath my wings
  • Epigraph: Eden Observed

    The priests have got a book that says

    But for Adam's sin

    Eden's garden would be there,

    And I there within. WB Yeats

    Inferno

    Purgatorio

    Paradiso

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Islands C A Cranston , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Littoral Zone : Australian Contexts and Their Writers 2007; (p. 219-260)
This chapter investigates the impact of literary tropes on island topography. The survey approach of island literature is abandoned in favour of ecocritical praxis, examining instead the literature of selected temperate islands (with populations varying from 2 to 20,000). Cattle farming, ideological disjunction, and mortality are explored in two settler autobiographies set in 'paradise' (Three Hummock Island); 'descent with modification' is traced in the text and the farming practices (sealing, Soldier Settlement pastoral, and salvage) in a work of fiction based in 'Eden' (King Island); and in the final work (indigenous autobiography and myth set on North Stradbroke Island), the politics of the 'land ethic' and land rights confront a sea country pastoral. (from The Littoral Zone)
New Publishers Look for Local Angle Amanda Sims , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 15 April 1999; (p. 12)
Dante's Island State Angela Rockel , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 11 no. 1999; (p. 48)

— Review of Eden Observed Anne Shimmins , 1999 single work novel
North of Garradunga Ralph Wessman , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , December no. 20 1999; (p. 101-107)

— Review of Eden Observed Anne Shimmins , 1999 single work novel
Dante Revisited? John Knight , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , October vol. 18 no. 4 1999; (p. 73)

— Review of Eden Observed Anne Shimmins , 1999 single work novel
Eden Observed, Anne Shimmins Liz Winfield , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , June no. 19 1999; (p. 23)

— Review of Eden Observed Anne Shimmins , 1999 single work novel
A Degree of Richness Peter Lockley , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 79 1999; (p. 100-102)

— Review of Eden Observed Anne Shimmins , 1999 single work novel
Dante Revisited? John Knight , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , October vol. 18 no. 4 1999; (p. 73)

— Review of Eden Observed Anne Shimmins , 1999 single work novel
North of Garradunga Ralph Wessman , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , December no. 20 1999; (p. 101-107)

— Review of Eden Observed Anne Shimmins , 1999 single work novel
Dante's Island State Angela Rockel , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 11 no. 1999; (p. 48)

— Review of Eden Observed Anne Shimmins , 1999 single work novel
Islands C A Cranston , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Littoral Zone : Australian Contexts and Their Writers 2007; (p. 219-260)
This chapter investigates the impact of literary tropes on island topography. The survey approach of island literature is abandoned in favour of ecocritical praxis, examining instead the literature of selected temperate islands (with populations varying from 2 to 20,000). Cattle farming, ideological disjunction, and mortality are explored in two settler autobiographies set in 'paradise' (Three Hummock Island); 'descent with modification' is traced in the text and the farming practices (sealing, Soldier Settlement pastoral, and salvage) in a work of fiction based in 'Eden' (King Island); and in the final work (indigenous autobiography and myth set on North Stradbroke Island), the politics of the 'land ethic' and land rights confront a sea country pastoral. (from The Littoral Zone)
New Publishers Look for Local Angle Amanda Sims , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 15 April 1999; (p. 12)
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