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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes
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Beaches are places of contact, play, confrontation and friction: first comers always arrive on a beach. After Europeans moved into the Antipodes, the coast was the first frontier to be defined. Flinders’ circumnavigation in 1802 had mapped ‘Australia’, revealing the land as ‘girt by sea’, as the national anthem continues to remind us. All kinds of ideas about the coast, beaches, sea changes, holiday places and islands swirl and eddy in this unique collection of writing. (Publisher's website)

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  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Adelaide, South Australia,:Wakefield Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
'What Power What Grandeur What Sublimity!' : Romanticism and the Appeal of Sydney Beaches in the Nineteenth Century, Caroline Ford , single work criticism
Examines the development of a beach culture in Sydney in the 19th century, and the writing about it in tourist guides, travel accounts, journalism and poetry. It also traces the influences of British romantics on the writings.
(p. 20-34)
The Australian Midsummer Dream : From Beach Shack to Titania's Palace, Sue Hosking , single work criticism
Discusses two short stories and the ways in which romantic views of beach summer happiness is questioned and undermined in each of them.
(p. 35-46)
White Men, Wet Dreams : Fishing, Fatherhood and Finitude in Australian Theatre, 1955-2004, Jonathan Bollen , single work criticism
In an overview of films and dramas that feature sea and beach life, 'the plays discussed in this chapter envisage a different relation between masculinity and environment from that of the Bush realist plays. This new relation is one in which an exposure to the sea and the sky has a resolutive effect on men who are somehow incapacitated or incomplete' (71).
(p. 62-74)
'Savage Printers' : Beachcombing, Tattoos and Liminality in James O'Connell's Residence, Annie Werner , single work criticism
An overview of O'Connell's life and the way he relates his adventures in his narrative.
(p. 86-97)
Errol Flynn's Lifelong Relationship ... with the Sea, Michael X. Savvas , single work criticism
Discusses Flynn's autobiographical writing with the focus on his relationship with the sea.
(p. 98-113)
Some Versions of Coastal : Thea Astley, Captain Simpson and the North Queensland Coast, Susan Sheridan , single work criticism
Compares two 'versions of coastal', Astley's and Captain Thomas Beckford Simpson's, which take different perspectives on the edge, 'the one looking longingly out from land to sea, the other looking apprehensively from sea to land' (122).
(p. 114-126)
Indian Ocean Poetry, Stephen Muecke , single work criticism (p. 146-160)
Post-Orientalismi"Baudelaire never made it to India,", Stephen Muecke , single work poetry (p. 147-149)
Jerome's Happy Houri"Time is suspended so sweetly", Stephen Muecke , single work poetry (p. 149-151)
Kingdoms of Neptune : Seas, Bays, Estuaries and the Dangers of Reading Skua Poetry (it may embed in your skull), John McLaren , single work criticism (p. 161-171)
What Was and Is and Shall Not Bei"There were other days", Heather Taylor Johnson , single work poetry (p. 172-173)
The Seacavei"The morning sun rips", Graham Rowlands , single work poetry (p. 174-175)
Daysi"Small crabs scuttle on the beach, scatter", Graham Rowlands , single work poetry (p. 176)
Sting-Ray, Whyallai"Under iron circles still turning", Graham Rowlands , single work poetry (p. 176-177)
Sea Mulleti"You kept your eyes open", Graham Rowlands , single work poetry (p. 178)
Christopher Koch : Crossing Sea Walls, Chad Habel , single work criticism
Discusses some of Koch's novels with focus on the notion of crossing boundaries and entering new spaces, where transformation of identities is possible. Using sea travel and the sea wall as a boundary which serves to prevent a crossing, the novels focus on liminal spaces, but the transformative potential of such liminal spaces is rarely fulfilled. The notion of 'crossing over' 'serves to help understand Koch's fiction as a unified body of work' (231), representing a coherent vision despite shifts in focus and emphasis.
(p. 224-231)
'On the White Beach' : Beach Encounters in The Kangaroo Islanders, Rick Hosking , single work criticism
Discusses a historical novel about the lives of early 19th century seamen and their encounters with indigenous people.
(p. 232-252)

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Works about this Work

Untitled Pauline Curby , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 4 no. 5 2010;

— Review of Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes 2009 anthology criticism poetry
[Review] Something Rich and Strange Debra Zott , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 3 no. 1 2010;

— Review of Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes 2009 anthology criticism poetry
Non-Fiction Bill Perrett , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 May 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of 5 Ways to Carry a Goat : A Blogger's World Tour Ben Groundwater , 2010 single work prose ; Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes 2009 anthology criticism poetry
Non-Fiction Bill Perrett , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 May 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of 5 Ways to Carry a Goat : A Blogger's World Tour Ben Groundwater , 2010 single work prose ; Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes 2009 anthology criticism poetry
[Review] Something Rich and Strange Debra Zott , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 3 no. 1 2010;

— Review of Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes 2009 anthology criticism poetry
Untitled Pauline Curby , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 4 no. 5 2010;

— Review of Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes 2009 anthology criticism poetry
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