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Issue Details: First known date: 1931... no. 8 1 May 1931 of Desiderata est. 1929 Desiderata
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  • Includes:
    • Editorial: A dedication to British author, Enoch Arthur Bennett
    • Bookselling by American journalist and essayist, H.L. Mencken
    • My Hat a criticism of visiting British author, A.P. Herbert
  • Contents indexed selectively.


* Contents derived from the 1931 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Only the Morning, single work criticism
'With the growth of the Australian novel there is coming slowly a recognition by the Australian reading public, a public which has usually been either scoffing or indifferent. Many of our writers have had their works accepted by English publishers whose advisory readers possess little or no idea of life in our country. This fact has accounted in a measure for the publication of much mediocre work. Any Australian who has been abroad can tell amusing stories of the ignorance in England of things pertaining to Australia, far surpassing the Australian lack of knowledge of British or European affairs, isolated though we might be.' (Source: Introduction)
(p. 15-17)

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