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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 White Men, Wet Dreams : Fishing, Fatherhood and Finitude in Australian Theatre, 1955-2004
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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).

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    y separately published work icon Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes Sue Hosking (editor), Rick Hosking (editor), Rebecca Pannell (editor), Nena Bierbaum (editor), Adelaide : Wakefield Press , 2009 Z1686664 2009 anthology criticism poetry 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) Adelaide : Wakefield Press , 2009 pg. 62-74
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