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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Below the Styx
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'Martin Frobisher has been beating close family members about the head with an epergne. Frobisher, successful publisher and community leader, is in the City Remand Centre, awaiting trial for murder. What shadow has fallen across the comfortable lives of Frobisher, his ambitious wife Coralie and her flaky sister Madeleine? What has led a cultivated and reflective man, known to shoo spiders and earwigs out of the harm's way, to such reckless acts of violence?

'With the prospect of imprisonment for the term of his natural life, can Frobisher and his research assistant Petra find guidance in the life and fortunes of a brilliant young Englishman, marooned in Australia, "the land of vulgarity and mob rule" more than a century earlier, and obsessed with the darker moments in the nation's history? Why does Frobisher appear to care more, in the end, about the life of Marcus Clarke than he does about his own?' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Sheila

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2010 .
      Extent: 277p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography: pp. 275-277.
      ISBN: 9781741757804

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— Review of Below the Styx Michael Meehan , 2010 single work novel
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— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 56 no. 1 2011; (p. 167-188)

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Creative Writing in the ERA Era : A New Research Exercise Nigel Krauth , Jen Webb , Donna Lee Brien , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : Special Issue Website Series , October no. 7 2010;
'In 2009 the Australian government, through the Australian Research Council (ARC), changed the way it assesses research quality in Australian universities. The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative introduced new processes for the recognition, collection and evaluation of research, which included—for the first time—assessment of creative works as research. For many in the Creative and Performing Arts areas of Australian tertiary education, this signalled the achievement of a set of goals laid down in 1998 with the Strand Report (Strand 1998). The recognition of creative production as research had been, moreover, a project in various Australian university creative departments for at least a decade prior to Strand, going back as far as the rationales supporting the first research doctorates in the creative arts in the 1980s.' (p. 1)
The Clarke of the Works Michael McGirr , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 April 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of Below the Styx Michael Meehan , 2010 single work novel
Once More, Without Feeling Michael Wilding , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 April 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of Below the Styx Michael Meehan , 2010 single work novel
Riddles Among the Shadows Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 February 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Below the Styx Michael Meehan , 2010 single work novel
Mysteries of the Epergne Don Anderson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 319 2010; (p. 18)

— Review of Below the Styx Michael Meehan , 2010 single work novel
Books Ian Nichols , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 6 March 2010; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Below the Styx Michael Meehan , 2010 single work novel ; Lillian Roxon : Mother of Rock Robert Milliken , 2002 single work biography ; The Devil's Tears Steven Horne , 2010 single work novel
For the Term of His Haute Bourgeois Life Ed Wright , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 March 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Below the Styx Michael Meehan , 2010 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 March 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Gravel Peter Goldsworthy , 2010 selected work short story ; Below the Styx Michael Meehan , 2010 single work novel
Sweet Seduction 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , February no. 360 2010; (p. 27)
Creative Writing in the ERA Era : A New Research Exercise Nigel Krauth , Jen Webb , Donna Lee Brien , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : Special Issue Website Series , October no. 7 2010;
'In 2009 the Australian government, through the Australian Research Council (ARC), changed the way it assesses research quality in Australian universities. The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative introduced new processes for the recognition, collection and evaluation of research, which included—for the first time—assessment of creative works as research. For many in the Creative and Performing Arts areas of Australian tertiary education, this signalled the achievement of a set of goals laid down in 1998 with the Strand Report (Strand 1998). The recognition of creative production as research had been, moreover, a project in various Australian university creative departments for at least a decade prior to Strand, going back as far as the rationales supporting the first research doctorates in the creative arts in the 1980s.' (p. 1)
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