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Issue Details: First known date: 1932... no. 14 1 November 1932 of Desiderata est. 1929 Desiderata
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Editorial : The Trend of Australian Literature, single work criticism
'Much has been written during the last three or four years about Australian fiction. Its possibilities have been discussed from many aspects; and if the participants have lacked discernment they have not been found wanting in patriotism. The subject is too large to be treated adequately in an editorial note, but it is probable that future issues of Desiderata will contain further comments. This increased production of novels by Australian writers makes one wonder as to where the path will lead.
Unquestionably this attempt at self-expression is a healthy sign. Perhaps the trade depression has impelled many to write in the hope of earning a livelihood. Possibly the encouragement of certain successful publications is responsible for some effort. Whatever the cause, in spite of the increased output, there is little sign of improved quality...'(Source: introduction)
(p. 3)
An Australian Poet, single work criticism
'...It is not maintained that Mr. McGuire is our only or greatest poet; but unquestionably he is one of whom Australia has need, and one whose work should prove a stimulus to those who are serious in their art.' (Conclusion)
(p. 13-15)
All Day Long I Have Beeni"All day long I have been", Paul McGuire , single work poetry (p. 15)
The Australian Contribution, single work review
— Review of Under the Wilgas Mary Gilmore , 1932 selected work poetry ; Old Blastus of Bandicoot : Opuscule on a Pioneer Tufted with Ragged Rhymes Miles Franklin , 1930-1939 single work novel ; Manuscripts 1931 periodical (7 issues); Man-Shy Frank Dalby Davison , 1934 extract novel ; Men of the Jungle Ion L. Idriess , 1932 single work autobiography ; The Fairies' Tree Ola Cohn , Norman Davies , 1932 single work children's fiction ;
(p. 19-20)
Essays and Adventures, single work review
— Review of The Magic Carpet and Other Essays and Adventures S. Elliott Napier , 1932 selected work prose essay ;
(p. 22)

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