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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... vol. 27 no. 2 2012 of Australian Literary Studies est. 1963 Australian Literary Studies
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* Contents derived from the 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Patrick White, Saul Bellow and the Problem of Literary Value, Simon During , single work criticism

‘Patrick White’s fiction has been ambivalently received. For all its celebration, dissenters continue to insist on a gap between its reputation and its actual achievements. In this essay, I want to take a step towards strengthening our assessment of it through an analysis that I hope may also illuminate possibilities for literary judgement more widely. I will limit myself to a single novel, The Solid Mandala (1968), and to using a received if somewhat old-fashioned critical technique – comparison. In the spirit of literary criticism as it was developed by T.S.Eliot, F.R. Leavis and the New Critics in the first half of the twentieth century, I will place passages from The Solid Mandala alongside passages from Saul Bellow’s Mr Sammler’s Planet.’ (Author’s abstract)

(p. 1-17)
Salt Scars : John Kinsella's Wheatbelt, Tony Hughes-d'Aeth , single work criticism (p. 18-31)
Bodies that Speak : Mediating Female Embodiment in Tim Winton's Fiction, Hannah Schuerholz , single work criticism (p. 32-50)
Australian Gothic : Theatre and the Northern Turn, Stephen Carleton , single work criticism
'This essay traces the recent scholarship on the prominence of a Gothic sensibility in Australian literary and cinema cultures, and argues that theatre has somehow been left out of this discussion of the genre...'(From author's introduction)
(p. 51-67)
On the Genealogy of Democracy : Reading Peter Carey's Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Mathews , single work criticism (p. 68-80)
Alien Intoxications : The Aggressions of a Brisbane Opium Smoker, David Crouch , single work criticism (p. 81-96)
[Review] The Empire Actors : Stars of Australasian Costume Drama 1890s-1920s, Melissa Bellanta , single work review
— Review of The Empire Actors : Stars of Australasian Costume Drama 1890s-1920s Veronica Kelly , 2009 single work criticism ;
(p. 97-99)
Untitled, Maryanne Dever , single work review
— Review of The Censor's Library Nicole Moore , 2012 single work criticism ;
(p. 99-102)
Is Australia (still) Postcolonial (yet), Victoria Kuttainen , single work review
— Review of Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010 anthology criticism ;
(p. 102-106)
Untitled, Maggie Nolan , single work review
— Review of The Sons of Clovis : Ern Malley, Adore Floupette and a Secret History of Australian Poetry David Brooks , 2011 single work criticism ;
(p. 106-108)

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