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The Post-War Novel in Crisis: Three Perspectives
(AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Language & Literature Association, 2005-11)
Three major novelists of the period following the second world war, Iris Murdoch, Doris Lessing and V.S. Naipaul, have pondered the question of why the post-war novel is unable to achieve the heights of its nineteenth-century ...
Searching for Clues
Review of 'Hymns for the Drowning', a novel by Christopher Cyrill.
An Interview with Marion Halligan
Marion Halligan has won awards for her novels, essays and short stories. She has published fifteen books including, most recently, the novels The Fog Garden and The Point. Born and raised in the New South Wales industrial ...
Fiji: Republican Rome in the Pacific?
Review of 'Fiji: Paradise in Pieces' by Satendra Nandan.
My Evening Song
(Wakefield Press, 2002)
A discussion of the song Matthew Flinders wrote for his wife Ann while detained on Mauritius.
Those Difficult Years
Review essay of 'Letters Between and Father and Son' and 'Reading and Writing: A Personal Account' by V.S. Naipaul. The letters of the Naipaul family are compared with the fictional version of events in 'A House for Mr Biswas'.
Iris Murdoch's Novels of Male Adultery: The Sandcastle, An Unofficial Rose, The Sacred and Profane Love Machine, and the Message to the Planet.
The moral problem of adultery obviously fascinated Iris Murdoch as a novelist – as of course it has many other writers. In her novels we often see a situation where one party to a marriage, often the husband, has divided ...
Naipaul’s ‘Fraudulent’ London Novel: Mr Stone and the Knights Companion
(Journal of Contemporary Literature., 2009)
An examination of V.S. Naipaul's 1963 novel 'Mr Stone and the Knights Companion' which Naipaul later described as 'fraudulent' because of the suppression of his personal point of view. It is compared to other works of the ...
Iris Murdoch’s Use of First-Person Narrative in The Black Prince
(English Studies, 2004-04)
Many critics place Iris Murdoch’s first-person novels, narrated by a more or less egotistical and unperceptive male who is also the protagonist, near the summit of her achievement as a novelist, and most agree that The ...