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The Jaws of the Trap. "Elizabeth Costello: Eight Lessons" by J.M. Coetzee. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-10)
Something like a double helix of dialectical thinking winds its graceful way through these ‘eight lessons’. Ideas and theories about the nature of human (and other) life and how to live it, about the workings and the ...
Secret Lives. "The Best Australian Short Stories 2003" by Peter Craven (ed) and "Secret Lives: 34 Modern Australian Short Stories" by Barry Oakley (ed) [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2004-12)
Two anthologies of fiction published late in 2003 might have been expected to provide, between them, some kind of overview of the directions that Australian fiction has been taking at the turn of the century. But it’s hard ...
A Thousand Small Tragedies. "The Meeting of the Waters: The Hindmarsh Island Affair" by Margaret Simons. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-08)
Two hundred years of interference are coming home to roost in an environmental disaster. And Margaret Simons's book contains some harsh implications for what this might mean to the Ngarrindjeri people, the heart of whose ...
Wrestling With The Genre. "Geography" by Sophie Cunningham [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2004-04)
This is not a very complex book. But it’s distinguished by three things: the way its narrator remains endearing, no matter how mad her behaviour; its passion for India; and, finally, its excellent writing about sex, which ...
The Oily Ratbag and the Recycled Waratah: Early Years of "ABR". [essay]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-04)
This is issue no. 250, and the twenty-fifth consecutive year, of "Australian Book Review". Issue No. 1 appeared in 1978, edited by John McLaren and published by the National Book Council. Since then the journal has survived ...
Inaudible Cries. "The Stuart Case" by K.S. Inglis. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-02)
On the afternoon of Tuesday 23 December 1958, all work in the remote South Australian coastal towns of Thevenard and Ceduna came to a halt for the funeral of nine-year-old Mary Olive Hattam, who on the previous Saturday ...