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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Bernard Hickey, a Roving Cultural Ambassador : Essays in His Memory.
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* Contents derived from the Udine,
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Forum : The University of Udine Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Preface, Maria Renata Dolce , Antonella Riem Natale , single work biography (p. 11-14)
Modeled on Blake : Christina Stead's Communist Affiliation and Her Problematic Fellow-Travellers, Michael Ackland , single work criticism

'Christina Stead's relationship with the Communist Party is still the subject of considerable debate. According to her most authoritative biographer, Stead's creative passions were kindled by personalities, not politics, and she had no desire to join the party. Her 'commitment', Hazel Rowley asserts, 'was to her writing, not politics' (Rowley, 1993: 254), as if the two were distinct and separate spheres; and certainly there are lengthy complaints in Stead's letters about party-hacks and their blinkered actions.' (p 17)

(p. 17-31)
The Australian Dream : Visions and Revisions of 'New World' Futures, Stephen Alomes , single work criticism (p. 33-49)
The Translation and Marketing of Australian Literature in France, Susan Barrett , single work criticism
'This article is an attempt to understand why Australian literature should be so little known in France.' (p 51)
(p. 51-60)
History and Fiction : Kate Grenville Explores the Murky Depths of Australia's Past in The Secret River, Caterina Colomba , single work criticism

This essay explores the literary tendency to: 're-write and re-read in fictional terms those artificial 'truths' of history - raised to the rank of the official veracity in the process of the political genesis of the nation -, a literary tendency which has dwelled, in the last twenty years, upon some crucial moments in Australian colonial history.' (p85)

(p. 85-100)
'The Spirit of the Land' : The Purposes of Mysticism in Recent Australian Literate Culture, Marc Delrez , single work criticism (p. 101-108)
Telling the 'Truth' about Australia's Past : Reconciliation as Recognition in Society and Literature, Maria Renata Dolce , single work criticism

This essay will explore, 'the most significant steps which have been most recently taken in Australia with the aim of fostering such a process; the analysis will be conducted through an overview of major institutional undertakings in that respect and through a consideration of the central role of narratives as powerful instruments of investigation endowed with the strength of imagining and shaping a different future.' (109)

(p. 107-125)
Multicultural Australia and Transcultural Unreliable Narration in Indian-Australian Literature, Sissy Helff , single work criticism (p. 135-147)
Literature as Reconciliation of Confusing Identities, Anne Holden Rønning , single work criticism (p. 149-159)
A Few Notes about History and Fiction, Elsa Linguanti , single work criticism (p. 161-174)
'No One Gives a Fuck about Australia' : Aussies Abroad in The Riders and Homesickness, Nathanael O'Reilly , single work criticism (p. 177-185)
Translating Aboriginal Myths, Aldo Magagnino , single work criticism

'Never, as in the translation of Aboriginal myths, the problem of whether it is a case of translation or transformation appears more dramatic. The stories of Aboriginal myths have certainly suffered for various manipulations in the course of time, because they are older than most archaic western poems. Several of them were lost after the arrival of the white colonists. The surviving stories were collected in field studies and translated/transported into English and, usually, from English into other languages.' (p183)

(p. 184-193)
Unsettling the Southland : Myths of Possibility and Origin, John McLaren , single work criticism

'Bernard Hickey was a man of many loves. He loved the friends he made around the world. He loved Trinity College, Dublin, where he first studied abroad. He loved his ancestral source land of Ireland, and the many friends he made there. He loved his native Australia' and his adopted home in Italy. Through his career in Venice, and then in Lecce, he tirelessly promoted the study of Australian literature, not only in Italy, but throughout Europe. Yet he wa no uncritical patriot. As an outsider, he was an engaged observer of life and events in Ireland and Italy, but throughout his life he remained proud to be an Australian.' (p 195)

(p. 195-205)
Twenty Golden Years Ago and Meandering Through Clarence, Francesca Romana Paci , single work criticism (p. 217-225)
Wizards and Witches of Oz : The Transformative Power of Words in Ania Walwicz' Boat, Luisa Percopo , single work criticism (p. 239-249)
The Godess Slid into the Australian Desert : Voss a Revisitation, Antonella Riem Natale , single work criticism (p. 251-263)
Questioning Belonging in Thea Astley's Vanishing Points, Serena Saba , single work criticism (p. 265-272)
Morris Lurie : 'Certainly There is Irony', John Scheckter , single work biography (p. 273-280)
'Turning' as Theme and Structure in Tim Winton's Short Stories, Stephen Torre , single work criticism (p. 281-292)
A Land of Ghosts : Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda, Michela Vanon Alliata , single work criticism (p. 302-312)

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