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'Queer memoir is particularly given to formal play, to unpacking and upsetting the conventions of genre in order to question women's roles as both narrator and subject. Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts (2015) mixes scholarship and bodily transformation. Carmen Maria Machado's In The Dream House (2019) unpacks the nature of narrative itself to reflect on an abusive relationship. Into this field comes Sky Swimming, Sylvia Martin's 'memoir that is not quite a memoir, more a series of reflections in which I act as a biographer of my own life'. For Martin, the critical distance of the biographer enables her to consider the resonances that exist between her own experiences. ' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review no. 423 August 2020 19766634 2020 periodical issue

    'Welcome to the August issue of ABR – an unusually long issue full of reviews, literary news, and creative writing, including the three stories shortlisted in the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, to be announced on August 13. Our shortlisted authors are C.J. Garrow, Simone Hollander, and Mykaela Saunders. Happily, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund – a long-time supporter of ABR – has enabled us to expand our commentary material with a most welcome grant. This month we lead with a major article by historian Georgina Arnott on the legacies of British slavery and their implications for Australia. James Ley laments the federal governments vendetta against the arts, the ABC, and the humanities. And Kieran Pender writes about the legal profession’s #MeToo moment in the wake of the Dyson Heydon revelations.' (Publication introduction)

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