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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... no. 339 March 2012 of Australian Book Review est. 1961 Australian Book Review
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* Contents derived from the 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
OzLit at Melbourne University, Barbara Creed , single work correspondence
Responding to Stephanie Guest's article on the dearth of teaching of Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne, Barbara Creed, head of the university's School of Culture and Communication, argues that the university 'offers a diverse range of subjects on Australian writing, from colonial to contemporary times'.
(p. 2)
Untitled, Kevin Brophy , single work correspondence
Kevin Brophy responds to Stephanie Guest's article on the dearth of Australian Literature teaching at the University of Melbourne. Brophy notes that it is important to recognise that 'Australian literature in an Arts degree is not confined to English programs. It is pervasive, for instance, in one of the newer disciplines in the humanities, Creative Writing'.
(p. 2)
Stephanie Guest Replies:, Stephanie Guest , single work correspondence
Stephanie Guest follows up her article on the dearth of Australian Literature teaching at the University of Melbourne with an enhancement of her argument. Guest quotes Vincent Buckley's 1959 criticism 'Towards an Australian Literature' in arguing for a distinct 'critical engagement with ... Australian writing'.
(p. 2-3)
John Shaw Neilson, Margaret Roberts , single work correspondence
Margaret Roberts writes that the introduction to the writing of John Shaw Neilson in Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray's Australian Poetry Since 1788 is 'grossly misleading'.
(p. 3)
Banquo's Ghost, Joel Deane , single work review
— Review of Rupert Murdoch : An Investigation of Political Power David McKnight , 2012 single work biography ;
(p. 12-13, 16)
'This Harsh, Cawing, Strongly Felt Play', John Rickard , single work review
— Review of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll Ray Lawler , 1955 single work drama ;
John Rickard places Ray Lawler's Summer of the Seventeenth Doll in its historical context and specifically reviews Neil Armfield and Belvoir Theatre's 2011-2012 revival.
(p. 21-22)
Provenancei"Taking note might prompt some things:", Gareth Robinson , single work poetry (p. 23)
Bayside Suburbani"Port Phillip rucks & tears in the wind", Anne Elvey , single work poetry (p. 24)
Beautiful Motheri"You've always associated the two terms together", Michael Farrell , single work poetry (p. 25)
After Devotioni"The far margin of wintering wetlands,", Annamaria Weldon , single work poetry (p. 26)
Oscillationsi"Attracted to all things electrical, you passed along the way like a weird", Toby Fitch , single work poetry (p. 28-29)
'All the Bloody Faces', Adam Rivett , single work review
— Review of A Tiger in Eden Chris Flynn , 2012 single work novel ;
(p. 32)
'Dark Waves of Feeling' : Brotherly Themes in Martin Boyd's A Difficult Young Man, Sonya Hartnett , single work criticism (p. 33-34)
'Bumper on the Go-Go', Peter Hill , single work review
— Review of Permanent Revolution : Mike Brown and the Australian Avant-Garde 1953-1997 Richard Haese , 2011 single work biography ;
(p. 39-40)
Note: col. illus.
Dangerous Game, Jillian Graham , single work review
— Review of Women of Note : The Rise of Australian Women Composers Rosalind Appleby , 2012 selected work biography ;
(p. 41-42)
Afternoon Tea, Susan K. Martin , single work review
— Review of The Penguin Book of Australian Bush Writing 2011 anthology poetry short story autobiography prose extract non-fiction ;
(p. 43)
[Review] Floundering, Sky Kirkham , single work review
— Review of Floundering Romy Ash , 2012 single work novel ;
(p. 44)
[Review] Cooking the Books, Francesca Sasnaitis , single work review
— Review of Cooking the Books Kerry Greenwood , 2011 single work novel ;
(p. 44)
Note: Written as Francesca Sasnaitis.
Untitled, Gillian Dooley , single work review
— Review of Not Drowning, Reading Andrew Relph , 2012 single work autobiography ;
(p. 44)
Three Sisters, Maria Takolander , single work short story (p. 45-49)

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