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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 Magpie : A Novel
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Bennett jogs along the country bitumen an anxious man, his CRETE hat guarding against the magpie's deadly swoop. Who is he, where has Jasmine gone, why is he overwhelmed by a sense of doom? Pat-pat, pat-pat, pat-pat ...his dogged feet propel him inexorably into a comic nightmare. 'When I sit down at the desk I can feel my characters cringe,' Nabokov once remarked. The characters in Magpie might well cringe as they are put through their hoops by two of Australia's leading writers in a novel that is part collaboration, part argument and always irreverent fun. 'A satire of the perils of publishing and the anxieties of authorship, Magpie ends as a playful parody of certain trends in literary theory ...an audacious and entertaining romp.' -(Source: Australian Bookseller and Publisher)

Notes

  • Epigraph: 'Perhaps One Morning' by Eugenio Montale.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Kent Town, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Wakefield Press , 1992 .
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      Extent: 145p.
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      ISBN: 1862542724

Works about this Work

Culture Vulture Looks Back : Magpie (1992) Paul Sheehan , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 31 May-1 June 2003; (p. 10)

— Review of Magpie : A Novel Brian Matthews , Peter Goldsworthy , 1992 single work novel
An Anecdote a Day Keeps Analysis Away : Gendered Relations of Power and an 'Academic Spoof' Cathy Greenfield , Peter Williams , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 19 no. 1 1993; (p. 155-163)
Untitled Kevin Murray , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , August/September vol. 7 no. 8 & 9 1992; (p. 11)

— Review of Magpie : A Novel Brian Matthews , Peter Goldsworthy , 1992 single work novel
Ridicule is Alive and Well Deep in the Bowels of Limbo Land Giles Hugo , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 4 July 1992; (p. 24)

— Review of Magpie : A Novel Brian Matthews , Peter Goldsworthy , 1992 single work novel
Women's Lives in Sensuous Detail Dennis Davison , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 April 1992; (p. rev 4)

— Review of Magpie : A Novel Brian Matthews , Peter Goldsworthy , 1992 single work novel ; Victim Train Kathleen Stewart , 1992 selected work short story ; The Crocodile Club Kaz Cooke , 1992 single work novel
Culture Vulture Looks Back : Magpie (1992) Paul Sheehan , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 31 May-1 June 2003; (p. 10)

— Review of Magpie : A Novel Brian Matthews , Peter Goldsworthy , 1992 single work novel
Untitled Kevin Murray , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , August/September vol. 7 no. 8 & 9 1992; (p. 11)

— Review of Magpie : A Novel Brian Matthews , Peter Goldsworthy , 1992 single work novel
People, Not Symbols Jane Stephens , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Modern Times , May no. 3 1992; (p. 30)

— Review of Heart of Light Heather Grace , 1992 single work novel ; Magpie : A Novel Brian Matthews , Peter Goldsworthy , 1992 single work novel ; Only Lawyers Dancing Jan McKemmish , 1992 single work novel
Recent Australian Fiction Cynthia Blanche , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 36 no. 11 1992; (p. 86-88)

— Review of Raising the Shadow Tom Petsinis , 1992 single work novel ; The Last Magician Janette Turner Hospital , 1992 single work novel ; Good Night, Mr Moon Barbara Hanrahan , 1992 single work novel ; The Blosseville File Nicholas Hasluck , 1992 single work novel ; Breaking Glass : A Novel in Two Parts John Clanchy , 1992 single work novel ; Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett , 1999 selected work short story ; What God Wants Lily Brett , 1991 selected work short story ; Magpie : A Novel Brian Matthews , Peter Goldsworthy , 1992 single work novel
Forecasts Kevin Mark , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , December-January (1991-1992) vol. 71 no. 1022 1991; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Magpie : A Novel Brian Matthews , Peter Goldsworthy , 1992 single work novel
Writing Real Lives and Almost-True Yarns Giles Hugo (interviewer), 1990 single work biography interview
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 8 December 1990; (p. 24)
An Anecdote a Day Keeps Analysis Away : Gendered Relations of Power and an 'Academic Spoof' Cathy Greenfield , Peter Williams , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 19 no. 1 1993; (p. 155-163)
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