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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 'He Lacks Almost All the Qualities of the Novelist' : G.M. Glaskin and His Australian Contemporaries
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'Jeremy Fisher questions why G.M. Glaskin, whose books sold well in Europe and America, failed to find critical acclaim and a substantial audience here. Beyond some influential mentors in his hometown of Perth, Glaskin 'never seemed to fit in to the Australian literary community'. His international standing may not have helped, but neither did his homosexuality, and his frank writing about same-sex desire at a time when such themes were still taboo. (Kirkpatrick, Peter and Dixon, Robert: Introduction xviii)

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    y separately published work icon Republics of Letters : Literary Communities in Australia Robert Dixon (editor), Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2012 Z1911531 2012 anthology criticism 'Republics of letters: literary communities in Australia is the first book to explore the notion of literary community or literary sociability in relation to Australian literature. It brings together twenty-four scholars from a range of disciplines - literature, history, cultural and women's studies, creative writing and digital humanities - to address some of the key questions about Australian literary communities: how they form, how they change and develop, and how they operate within wider social and cultural contexts, both within Australia and internationally.' (Publisher's blurb)
    Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2012
    pg. 249-256
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