AustLit logo
y separately published work icon The Weekend Australian newspaper issue  
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 14 October 2017 of The Weekend Australian est. 1977 The Weekend Australian
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


* Contents derived from the 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Chisholm’s Insistent Charm, Babette Smith , single work column

'Sarah Goldman’s biography of 19th-century humanita­rian Caroline Chisholm vividly conveys­ the flesh-and-blood reality of someone long stereotyped as ‘‘rotund and frumpy’’ and too virtuous to be interesting. It is full of surprises about her character and her work.' (Introduction)

(p. 19) Section: Review
Give or Take a Cluster of Well-placed Words, Ali Smith , single work column

'Sometimes poetry is made of words thought up and strung together. Sometimes it’s made of words found and rearranged: words from other poems, from signage or advertising, from overheard conversation, from novels, magazine articles, from Twitter, from the newspaper. Every kind of literary art and verbal detritus can be reused by poets.' (Introduction)

(p. 20) Section: Review
Hope Emerges from Detritus of Broken Lives, Lou Heinrich , single work column

'Sandra Pankhurst is no ordinary cleaner. The subject of Sarah Krasnostein’s biography, The Trauma Cleaner, this Melbourne businesswoman is one of the most extraordinary characters you will ever find in a work of non-fiction. Pankhurst’s company, Specialised Trauma Cleaners, deals with crime scenes, “unattended deaths” and hoarders’ houses. Staff in white plastic suits rip up sewage-drenched carpet, wipe bloodstains from walls, and dispose of decades of rubbish.' (Introduction)

(p. 22)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 1 Nov 2017 13:57:59
    Powered by Trove