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Issue Details: First known date: 1954... 1954 The Refuge : A Confession
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'Late at night Lloyd Fitzherbert, police reporter with the Sydney Gazette, is picked up by his man in CIB for a ‘last-minute job that won’t take a minute’ at the morgue. A body has been found in the harbour. Irma, a beautiful young woman who fled persecution in Nazi Europe, is dead.

'She was Fitzherbert’s lover. And, though the police don’t know it yet, he killed her.

'Gripping and atmospheric, The Refuge is a murderer’s confession—a tale of wartime Sydney, with its paranoia about communism and spies. Kenneth Mackenzie’s last novel is utterly different to his lauded debut, The Young Desire It, yet it shares that book’s psychological acuity and mastery of language.' (Text Classic summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To G. A. Ferguson, Esquire in friendship.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Text Publishing , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Nicolas Rothwell , single work criticism

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Works about this Work

Slow-paced Thriller with Sombre Power Peter Craven , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 22 March 2015; (p. 17)

— Review of The Refuge : A Confession Kenneth Mackenzie , 1954 single work novel
Different Game Nicolas Rothwell , 2015 extract criticism (The Refuge : A Confession)
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 January 2015; (p. 16-17)
Introduction to the Selected Prose and Poetry 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Model : Selected Writings of Kenneth Seaforth Mackenzie 2000; (p. 13-41)
Remaking Femininity and Desire: A Post-War Reconstruction Project Pamela Murray , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Proceedings : Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Sixteenth Annual Conference, 3-8 July 1994 1995; (p. 133-138)
Seaforth Mackenzie's Fiction : Another View R. G. Geering , 1966 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 26 no. 1 1966; (p. 25-39)
Untitled 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 5 February 1954; (p. 85)

— Review of The Refuge : A Confession Kenneth Mackenzie , 1954 single work novel
Untitled D.J.F. , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Port Phillip Gazette , Autumn vol. 2 no. 1 1954; (p. 58-59)

— Review of The Refuge : A Confession Kenneth Mackenzie , 1954 single work novel
An Adult Shell Alan Davies , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: Voice , June 1954; (p. 25)

— Review of The Refuge : A Confession Kenneth Mackenzie , 1954 single work novel
A Novel of Sydney 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 24 March vol. 75 no. 3867 1954; (p. 2,35)

— Review of The Refuge : A Confession Kenneth Mackenzie , 1954 single work novel
A Sydney Tragedy S.H. (fl.1950-1959) , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 21 March 1954; (p. 70)

— Review of The Refuge : A Confession Kenneth Mackenzie , 1954 single work novel
Seaforth Mackenzie's Fiction : Another View R. G. Geering , 1966 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 26 no. 1 1966; (p. 25-39)
Seaforth Mackenzie's Novels Peter Cowan , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , September vol. 24 no. 3 1965; (p. 298-307)
Seaforth Mackenzie : Novelist of Alienation Donovan Clarke , 1965 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 25 no. 2 1965; (p. 75-90)
The Novels of Seaforth Mackenzie Marjorie Barnard , 1954 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 13 no. 4 1954; (p. 503-511)
Remaking Femininity and Desire: A Post-War Reconstruction Project Pamela Murray , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Proceedings : Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Sixteenth Annual Conference, 3-8 July 1994 1995; (p. 133-138)
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