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Issue Details: First known date: 2004-2005... no. 267 December-January 2004-2005 of Australian Book Review est. 1961 Australian Book Review
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* Contents derived from the 2004-2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
And the Winners Are..., Peter Rose , single work column (p. 1)
Fainlight It Is, John Tranter , single work correspondence
Tranter points out an error in attribution contained in Sophie Cunningham's essay 'There is No Proof This Actually Occurred: Writing from Life'.
(p. 6)
All in the Family, Peter Nicholls , single work correspondence
Peter Nicholls comments on the coincidence of discovering in the November 2004 issue of Australian Book Review an essay by his daughter, Sophie Cunningham and a cover photo of his older cousin, Jean Campbell. Nicholls compares the character and style of the two women, noting their similarities.
(p. 6-7)
The Lonely Reaches, Julian Burnside , single work correspondence (p. 7)
Bad PR, Tony Thompson , single work correspondence (p. 7)
The Manning Clark Archives, Graeme Powell , single work column
Powell writes of the experience he shared with Manning Clark of sorting through Clark's papers for the National Library of Australia's manuscript collections.
(p. 10)
The Post Mortem, Neal Blewett , single work review
— Review of Mark Latham : The Circuitbreaker Barry Donovan , 2004 single work biography ;
(p. 11-12)
A Practical Void, Humphrey McQueen , single work review
— Review of The Ideas Market : An Alternative Take on Australia's Intellectual Life 2004 anthology essay ;
(p. 13)
Gentle Voices, Delia Falconer , single work review
— Review of The Best Australian Essays 2004 2004 anthology essay extract autobiography ;
(p. 16-17)
A Masaccio Ticket to Mildura, Morag Fraser , single work review
— Review of Vintage : Celebrating Ten Years of the Mildura Writers' Festival 2004 anthology poetry short story interview prose ;
(p. 18)
Risks and Lessons, Brian Henry , single work review
— Review of The Best Australian Poetry 2004 2004 anthology poetry ; The Best Australian Poems 2004 2004 anthology poetry ;
(p. 19-20)
Best Books of the Year, Dennis Altman , Neal Blewett , Alison Broinowski , Martin Duwell , Morag Fraser , Kerryn Goldsworthy , Lisa Gorton , Bridget Griffen-Foley , Gideon Haigh , Sonya Hartnett , Clive James , Sylvia Lawson , James Ley , Patrick McCaughey , David McCooey , Brian McFarlane , Brenda Niall , Craig Sherborne , Sebastian Smee , John Tranter , Nicola Walker , Chris Wallace-Crabbe , single work column
Reviewers for Australian Book Review each nominate their best books of 2004. Many of the books listed are by Australian writers.
(p. 21-24)
Get Interpellated, James Ley , single work review
— Review of Cultural Studies Review vol. 10 no. 2 September 2004 periodical issue ; Griffith Review no. 5 Spring 2004 periodical issue ; Meanjin vol. 63 no. 3 2004 periodical issue ;
(p. 26-27)
Iron Horsei"The Sioux, believing ponies should be pintos,", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 28)
The Sound and the Fury: Uneasy Times for Hacks and Critics, Peter Rose , single work criticism
Rose examines trends in book reviewing and literary criticism in Australia, incorporating anecdotes from his personal life and from his editorship of Australian Book Review. He finally asks where the 'greatest responsibility' of critics lie and responds 'I believe that our ultimate responsibility is to the work itself ... not to its hopeful maker, intended audience or national honour.' Only by sumbitting to the work can a reviewer 'attain a sophisticated critical position' and begin to empathise, criticise and 'in the true sense of the word' promote our literature.
(p. 29-34)
Commentary, Ivor Indyk , single work criticism
Ivor Indyk reflects on the trend to publish 'Best of' anthologies, the contents of which are often drawn from small literary magazines without consultation with or permission from the magazines' editors.
(p. 35)
The Naked Garnish, Richard Johnstone , single work review
— Review of Plenty : Digressions on Food Gay Bilson , 2004 single work autobiography ;
(p. 38-39)
Middle Earth Writ Little, Alan Atkinson , single work review
— Review of Times and Tides : A Middle Harbour Memoir Gavin Souter , 2004 single work autobiography ;
(p. 40)
A Rich Smattering, Robert Reynolds , single work review
— Review of I Am What I Am : My Life and Curious Times John Marsden , 2004 single work autobiography ;
(p. 41)
The Angel in the House, Brian McFarlane , single work review
— Review of War Babies : A Memoir Robert Macklin , 2004 single work autobiography ;
(p. 42)

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