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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... vol. 26 no. 1 May 2011 of Australian Literary Studies est. 1963 Australian Literary Studies
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* Contents derived from the 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Honour the Single Soul : Homage to Randolph Stow (1936-2010), Martin Leer , single work criticism

In this essay, both an obituary and a critical overview of Stow's work, Leer aims to 'honour the single soul who was Randolph Stow - and explore how the idea of the single soul informs his writing' (p.2).

(p. 1-19)
'I have so many truths to tell' : Randolph Stow's Visitants and The Girl Green as Elderflower, Andrew Lynch , single work criticism (p. 20-32)
West Coast Correspondences : Randolph Stow Encounters Thom Gunn's The Sense of Movement, Daniel Brown , single work criticism

'Taking a letter from English poet Thom Gunn, resident in California, to Stow in Geraldton, WA, as a starting point, the author explores 'correspondences' between the two poets. He examines the way in which their 'mirroring movements between England and the New World enact comparable tensions and preoccupations in their work, between cosmopolitanism and localism, Romanticism and demotic contemporary cultures, which may account for the affinity between them that Gunn's letter asserts so categorically and intriguingly' (p. 33). Brown discusses Stow's education and involvement in literary life at the University of Western Australia and his reading of Gunn's early poetry in The Sense of Movement 'focusing upon some telling resonances and contrasts' it has with Stow's own work' (p.33).

(p. 33-50)
The Lives of Others : Tactics of Encounter and Wandering in Jennifer Maiden's Poetry, Bonny Cassidy , single work criticism

In' this discussion of Maiden's poetics, Cassidy looks at the way she has 'developed and refined a poetics motivated by her belief in "living out an idea" in poetic form', 'using the idiom of warfare to compare various scenarios of human conflict: from Vietnam to Iraq, and from the White House to the kitchen sink' (p. 51). She shows how Maiden, despite using an extended trope of war 'has continued to suspend the poetic space above political partisanship, through ironic approaches to voice and form, such as parataxis, compounded similes, and pastiche of tone and image. This heightened poetics has provided an enlighteningly self-reflexive enactment of her earliest poems. By demanding that her readers make a decision about how they encounter the poetic space, Maiden's poetry possesses a politics without being political, just as it possesses an ethics without morality.' (p. 68)

(p. 51-68)
The Ayers Rock Experience : Reading to Recuperate the Lost in David Malouf's 'Mrs Porter and the Rock', Bridget Grogan , single work criticism (p. 69-82)
Miles Franklin and 'The Survivors', Janet Lee , single work criticism (p. 83-93)
Two Lost Poems by Henry Lawson about the Boer War, Charles Ferrall , single work criticism
Ferrall discusses Lawson's ambivalent attitude to the Boer War in the light of two pro-war poems which first appeared in several newspapers in 1900 and which have never been republished.
(p. 94-100)
Untitled, Roger Osborne , single work review
— Review of Securing the Past : Conservation in Art, Architecture and Literature Paul Eggert , 2009 multi chapter work criticism ;
(p. 101-103)
Untitled, Dorothy Jones , single work review
— Review of Serious Frolic : Essays on Australian Humour 2009 anthology criticism ;
(p. 103-105)
Untitled, Elizabeth Webby , single work review
— Review of Remembering Patrick White : Contemporary Critical Essays 2010 selected work criticism ;
(p. 105-109)
Untitled, Tony Hughes-d'Aeth , single work review
— Review of Postcolonial Ecocriticism : Literature, Animals, Environment Graham Huggan , Helen Tiffin , 2010 single work criticism ;
(p. 110-112)

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