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Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Black Inc. , 2006 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
From the Red Country, Alan Frost , single work essay (p. 1-16)
A Chook Loose in the Top Paddock The Chook in the Australian Unconscious, Judith Brett , single work essay
Brett posits the view that for most Australians the chook 'symbolises the precariousness of our social order ... For the chook symbolises the forces, both inner and outer, which we fear we have not conquered, and it does so by being a uniquely Australian comic figure.'
(p. 17-22)
Smoked Heads, Christina Thompson , single work essay (p. 23-37)
Consider the Lily, Chloe Hooper , single work essay (p. 38-42)
Prison Diary, Robert Drewe , single work essay
'For three months Robert Drewe taught fiction writing at London's Brixton Prison. These notes are from his prison diary.' (Editor's note)
(p. 43-50)
The Man Who Escaped, Anne Deveson , single work essay
'This is a story about survivor guilt: the guilt of a complex and troubled man, who felt he should have become a prisoner of war, even though he was a civilian. It is also about my father.' (Author's note)
(p. 51-62)
Starting with Sludge, Clive James , single work essay
Clive James recalls the books he read during his adolescent years.
(p. 63-72)
Beyond the Comfort Zone, Margaret Simons , single work essay (p. 73-86)
Kicking up Their Heels, Rowanne Couch , single work essay
Rowanne Couch reflects on common themes between the death of Dianne Trimble on the P&O cruise ship, Pacific Sky, and the fate of Big Brother contestant Camilla Halliwell.
(p. 87-95)
Writing the Past : History, Literature & the Public Sphere in Australia, Mark McKenna , single work essay
'... historians face a number of dilemmas, not least of which is the emerging historical authority in the public domain of writers of fiction ... While historians bicker over ultimately irreconcilable positions, fiction steps in to offer historical understanding and empathy.' Mark McKenna addresses 'the problems involved in writing history for a broader audience. In particular he [examines] such issues as the role of the personal voice in the writing of history, the need for narrative experimentation and the obligation to retain historical integrity in the face of commerical imperatives.' (Humanities Writing Project advertising blurb)
(p. 96-110)
The Tall Man, Chloe Hooper , single work essay
Chloe Hooper examines the background and circumstances surrounding the death of the Torres Strait Islander man, Cameron Doomadgee (Moordinyi), while in police custody.
(p. 111-137)
Armed for Success, Chris Sarra , single work essay (p. 138-148)
Time, Gentlemen, Please, George Seddon , single work essay (p. 149-158)
Tibet, Robyn Davidson , single work essay (p. 159-169)
Why Adam Smith was to Markets what Jane Austen is to Marriage, Nicholas Gruen , single work essay (p. 170-177)
Brazil 1960/2006: Beauvoir, Sartre, and 'Christina T', Hazel Rowley , single work essay
Hazel Rowley reflects on the visit of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Satre to Brazil, a subject covered in her 2005 biography Tete-a-tete : Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. After the publication of her book, Rowley visits Brazil herself to discover more of this period in the famed authors' lives.
(p. 178-202)
Making Sense of Mahler, Andrew Ford , single work essay (p. 203-212)
Speaking in Tongues Roads to Translation, J. M. Coetzee , single work essay (p. 213-225)
The God of Realism, Robert Hughes , single work essay (p. 226-237)
'Author, Author!', David Malouf , single work essay

'Faced with a theatre-going public not yet ready for his work, Shakespeare set about remaking the Elizabethan mind. In David Malouf's remarkable perspective on the great man's legacy, he explores how we became the beneficiaries of an extroardinary gift.'

Source: Age (A2) 25 November 2006, p.14.

(p. 238-252)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2006 .
      Extent: xii, 417p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduced by Drusilla Modjeska.
      ISBN: 1863952780
      Series: y separately published work icon The Best Australian Essays Black Inc. (publisher), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2000- Z1731488 2000 series - publisher essay extract prose review 'Each year the Best Australian collections - essays, stories and poems - bring together the best and brightest that has been written across the country. Selected by an eminent writer, these are collections that show the full range of writing we produce, recalling the year that has just been.' (From the publisher's website.) Number in series: 7

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So Wonderful, More of the Same Delia Falconer , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 December 2006; (p. 25)

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Like Nuggets that Gleam in the Pan Richard King , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 November 2006; (p. 32)

— Review of The Best Australian Essays 2006 2006 anthology essay
Like Nuggets that Gleam in the Pan Richard King , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 November 2006; (p. 32)

— Review of The Best Australian Essays 2006 2006 anthology essay
So Wonderful, More of the Same Delia Falconer , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 December 2006; (p. 25)

— Review of The Best Australian Essays 2006 2006 anthology essay
Westerly Non-Fiction Review 2006-2007 Peter Pierce , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 52 no. 2007; (p. 160-171)

— Review of 'Flashing Eyes and Floating Hair' : A Reading of Gwen Harwood's Pseudonymous Poetry Cassandra Atherton , 2006 single work criticism ; The Higher Self in Christopher Brennan's 'Poems' : Esotericism, Romanticism, Symbolism Katherine Barnes , 2006 single work criticism ; Prince of the Church : Patrick Francis Moran, 1830-1911 Philip Ayres , 2007 single work biography ; Homing In : Essays on Australian Literature and Selfhood Bruce Bennett , 2006 selected work criticism essay autobiography ; Mind the Country : Tim Winton's Fiction Salhia Ben-Messahel , 2006 single work criticism ; My Father's Compass : A Memoir Howard Goldenberg , 2007 single work autobiography ; Darby : One Hundred Years of Life in a Changing Culture Liam Campbell , Darby Jampijinpa Ross , 2006 single work life story ; Prisoners of the Japanese : Literary Imagination and the Prisoner-of-War Experience Roger Bourke , 2006 single work criticism ; Translating Lives : Living with Two Languages and Cultures 2007 anthology autobiography ; The Sea Coast of Bohemia : Literary Life in Sydney's Roaring Twenties Peter Kirkpatrick , 1992 single work criticism ; The Forgotten Children : Fairbridge Farm School and Its Betrayal of Australia's Child Migrants David Hill , 2007 single work autobiography ; Well Done, Those Men : Memoirs of a Vietnam Veteran Barry Heard , 2005 single work autobiography ; David Malouf Don Randall , 2007 single work criticism ; A Story To Tell Laurel Nannup , 2006 single work autobiography ; The Best Australian Essays 2006 2006 anthology essay ; Sunrise West Jacob G. Rosenberg , 2007 single work autobiography ; A Revealed Life : Australian Writers and Their Journeys in Memoir 2007 anthology autobiography ; Another Country Nicolas Rothwell , 2007 selected work prose ; The Melancholy Dane : (A Portrait of the Poet as a Young Man) Edwin Wilson , 2006 single work autobiography
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