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dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, Judith
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-06T03:12:31Z
dc.date.available2006-10-06T03:12:31Z
dc.date.issued2003-02
dc.identifier.citationArmstrong, Judith 2003. In Retrospect. Review of "Black Mirror" by Gail Jones. 'Australian Book Review', No 248, February, 39.en
dc.identifier.issn0155-2864
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/1356
dc.description.abstractThis is an alluring example of the retrospective novel, one that uses the device of a biographer's interviews with her subject to prod the reconstruction of memories. It is retrospective not simply because it ranges over the greater part of the twentieth century, but because it consists almost exclusively of two long backward looks. The subject, Victoria, is urged by Anna, the biographer, to recall her childhood in a gold-mining town in Western Australia (Kalgoorlie?) and her flight in the 1930s, as a young artist, to Paris, where she finds herself caught up in a surrealist circle of painters and writers (Marcel Duchamp, André Breton, Max Ernst, even Salvador Dalí). Anna herself is impelled by both Victoria and the challenges of biography to recall her own youth in the same town, sixty years later.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralia Council, La Trobe University, National Library of Australia, Holding Redlich, Arts Victoriaen
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAustralian Book Reviewen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNo 248en
dc.subjectAustralianen
dc.subjectBook Reviewsen
dc.subjectPublishingen
dc.subject.otherAustralian Standard Research Classification > 420200 Literature Studies > 420202 Australia and New Zealanden
dc.titleIn Retrospect. "Black Mirror" by Gail Jones. [review]en
dc.typeArticleen


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