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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... vol. 29 no. 4 November 2014 of Australian Literary Studies est. 1963 Australian Literary Studies
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* Contents derived from the 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
'Are You For Magic?' Patrick White and Camp, Peter Kirkpatrick , single work criticism

'The article offers information on writer Patrick White. White wrote several plays and novels. The play "The Ham Funeral" was written by him on the eve of his traveling from London, England to Australia in the year 1947. White wrote the novels "Voss" in 1957, "The Vivisector" in the year 1970, and the "Shepherd on the Rocks."' (Publication abstract)

(p. 1-18)
Reading Groups and Reconciliation : Kate Grenville's The Secret River and the Ordinary Reader, Maggie Nolan , Robert Clarke , single work criticism
'Kate Grenville's novel The Secret River was met with considerable acclaim on its publication in 2005. It has also been the subject of both historians and literary scholars. This essay avoids adopting a position in relation to these debates, an undertaking we have attempted elsewhere ...Rather, we elaborate on the findings of a reception study of book clubs that have read and discussed The Secret River. This research is part of a larger project we call 'Fictions of Reconciliation', which examines the reception of recent works of Australian fiction that focus on Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations. This essay explores how communities of ordinary or 'lay readers' respond to Grenville's novel, and what their responses might tell us about the ways in which historical fiction might or might not be mobilised in understanding contemporary race relations in Australia.' (19)
(p. 19-35)
William Howitt, Australia and the 'Green Language', Judith Johnston , single work criticism

'The article offers information on writer William Howitt.'

(p. 36-47)
Gardens of Empire, Eden, and Passion in Charlotte Wood's The Submerged Cathedral, Duc Dau , single work

'A literary criticism is presented of the book "The Submerged Cathedral" by Charlotte Wood. The novel introduces readers to images related to water and wonder, seduction and sensuality. According to the author, the character Jocelyn culivates a strong sense of awareness of place by gardening and is influenced by plants.' (Publication abstract)

(p. 48-61)
The Writing and Publishing of Australia's First Gay Novel, Jeremy Fisher , single work criticism
Jeremy Fisher examines 'the iconic' Australian novel, No End to the Way. He states that 'the book had a powerful impact on a generation of young Australian men coming to terms with their homosexuality...'
(p. 62-72)
Words, Memories and Dreams : David Martin, Irmtraud Petersson , single work criticism

'David Martin (1915-1997) was one of the most versatile among the so-called migrant writers in Australia in the second half of the twentieth century and certainly one of the best known. His work became popular in many genres: poetry, novels, short stories, journalism, drama, radio-scripts, autobiography, and literature for children and young adults. In the latter area alone, he published fourteen novels, two picture books, a volume of poetry and an autobiography.' Many of his works have been published overseas and translated into other languages, but none so far have been reprinted. Martin also wrote political non-fiction, lectured at the Victorian Centre for Adult Education, was a sought-after speaker at literary events, and became well known as a critic and reviewer. Several groups within the Australian literary scene claimed David Martin as one of their own — socialist, Jewish, 'ethnic' or 'multicultural'. He wrote for Meanjin, for Overland (of which he was one of the founding members), and for numerous newspapers and other periodicals. A number of his stories have been turned into television and radio scripts.' (Introduction)

(p. 73-86)
Marcus Clarke, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Cyril Hopkins, Laurie Hergenhan , single work criticism
Laurie Hergenhan investigates the connections between Marcus Clarke, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Cyril Hopkins.
(p. 87-104)
Review : Antipodean America, Ruth Blair , single work review
— Review of Antipodean America : Australasia and the Constitution of U.S. Literature Paul Giles , 2013 single work criticism ;
(p. 105-108)
Review : Tim Winton : Critical Essays, Joseph Cummins , single work review
— Review of Tim Winton : Critical Essays 2014 anthology criticism ;
(p. 109-109)

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