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Issue Details: First known date: 1931... no. 7 2 February 1931 of Desiderata est. 1929 Desiderata
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  • Includes:

    • A review of An Anthology of the Eucalypts by Russell Grimwade
    • Recent Australian Publications
  • Contents indexed selectively.


* Contents derived from the 1931 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Eulogy or Criticism, single work criticism
'In Australia there are very words so misunderstood or so unwelcome as the word ‘criticism’. In use it has become misapplied and abused until it connotes destruction, so that new we have little that counts in the nature of real criticism, that is, not wholly destructive but careful analysis, constructive and helpful.' (Source: Introduction)
(p. 8-9)
The Art of Henry Handel Richardson, I. M. Foster , single work criticism
'When Maurice Guest was first published in 1908, it made, except upon the discerning few, little or no impression. Some few who had noted at once its fine technique and upon whom the character of Louise Dufrayer had left an indefinable sensation, said one to another, as Mr. Baldwin did of Mary Webb's works, "Have you read Maurice Guest?" But that was all. Little more was heard of its author, Henry Handel Richardson, till in 1917 she launched right in the full spate of war the first volume of what was to be her masterly planned trilogy on Australia, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony...'(Source: Introduction)
(p. 10-14)
An Apostle of the Unconventional, Brian Lloyd , single work review
— Review of Speaking Personally Walter Murdoch , 1930 selected work essay ;
(p. 16-19)

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