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  • Author:agent Hal Porter http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/porter-hal
Issue Details: First known date: 1963... 1963 The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony : An Australian Autobiography
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Notes

  • Volume one of autobiographical trilogy.
  • Dedication: For that best of friends Kenneth Slessor
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Faber ,
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      Extent: 255p.
      Reprinted: 1967

Works about this Work

Bad Memories : Mary Lord's Hal Porter : Man of Many Parts David McCooey , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 470-476)
'My Father's Knife' : Autobiography as Hermeneutic Phenomenology Jack Bowers , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , December vol. 7 no. 3 2010; (p. 317-323)
A Broth of Gems; the Sky without Mother Chester Eagle , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Well in the Shadow : A Writer's Journey through Australian Literature 2010; (p. 198-214)
'Some thoughts about the way Hal Porter makes his readers complicit inwhat happens inside the writer's mind.' (Author's note.)
Most Theatrical When Most Personal Chester Eagle , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Well in the Shadow : A Writer's Journey through Australian Literature 2010; (p. 60-79)
Watching the Watcher : Hal Porter's Autobiography Angelo Righetti , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Protean Forms of Life Writing : Auto/Biography in English, 1680-2000 2008; (p. 61-74)
Samples from a Catalogue John K. Ewers , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , December no. 4 1963; (p. 90-93,95-96)

— Review of The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony : An Australian Autobiography Hal Porter , 1963 single work autobiography ; Favourite Australian Poems 1963 anthology poetry ; The Man Whose Name Was Mud Gavin Casey , 1963 single work novel ; Green Gold Nene Gare , 1963 single work novel
Behind the Balustrades R. G. Geering , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 30 November vol. 85 no. 4372 1963; (p. 47-48)

— Review of The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony : An Australian Autobiography Hal Porter , 1963 single work autobiography
Untitled R. (Robert) Greacen , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Listener , 14 November 1963; (p. 803)

— Review of The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony : An Australian Autobiography Hal Porter , 1963 single work autobiography
Untitled Peter Ward , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October vol. 2 no. 12 1963; (p. 192)

— Review of The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony : An Australian Autobiography Hal Porter , 1963 single work autobiography
Untitled 1963 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 1 November 1963; (p. 883)

— Review of The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony : An Australian Autobiography Hal Porter , 1963 single work autobiography
Orientalism and Nostalgia: Hal Porter and Japan David McCooey , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Selves Crossing Cultures : Autobiography and Globalisation 2002; (p. 91-101)
Pulped Fiction, It's a Fact Simon Caterson , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 April 2005; (p. 32)
'No One but I Will Know': Hal Porter's Honesty Noel Rowe , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , February no. 41 2007; Ethical Investigations : Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics 2008; (p. 194-212)
Rowe argues: 'Porter's texts - and here I am deliberately merging autobiography and fiction on the grounds that they employ the same fictive strategies - permit a reader to return paedophilia to narrative and examine how it functions within stories that make a virtue of secrecy even as they evacuate those notions of goodness and responsibility that make virtue credible'.
The Biter Bit : Literary Criticism and the Law of Defamation Peter Heerey , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Happy Couple : Law and Literature 1994; (p. 211-219)
Peter Heerey considers the potential restrictions upon literary and artistic criticism posed by the law of defamation. Among his examples are Porter v Mercury Newspapers [1964] Tas SR 279 and O'Shaughnessy v Mirror Newspapers (1970) 125 CLR 166.
The Self Observed : Hal Porter's Australian Autobiography The Watcher on the Cast Iron Balcony Joan Newman , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: A/B : Auto/Biography Studies , vol. 8 no. 1 1993; (p. 91-101)
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