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'The alienation, oppression and isolation that Gerard Lee records about the writing life in Queensland is not a lonely account. Ambivalence about their home towns, the politics, a stunted culture and devastated townscapes - mixed with the thrill of the exotic and the perverse - has been a rich soil for Thea Astley, David Malouf, Janette Turner Hospital and Rodney Hall. Younger writers such as Andrew McGahan, Mary-Rose MacColl and Venero Armanno also seem to be haunted by a memory of brutal politics and of many lost Brisbanes - mourned as one might the passing of childhood.' (Author's introduction, 69)

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    y separately published work icon Hot Iron Corrugated Sky : 100 Years of Queensland Writing Robyn Sheahan-Bright (editor), Stuart Glover (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002 Z985122 2002 anthology poetry short story essay autobiography extract Contains over forty excerpts from Queensland literature in the period 1901-2001 together with eleven new essays by contemporary Queensland writers. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002 pg. 69-70
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