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Westerly looks to Asia: A selection from Westerly 1956-1992, Bennett, Bruce et al (eds.)
1 Bennett, Bruce et al (eds.) Westerly looks to Asia: A selection from Westerly 1956-1992
Australia Indian Ocean Centre for Peace Studies / Centre for Studies in Australian Literature 1993 1863421939 / 9781863421935 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
x + 248 pages. This anthology samples some rich pickings ot poetry, fiction, essays and interviews from Westerly, one of Australia's leading literary magazines since it commenced publication in the mid-1950s. The focus of the anthology is contemporary Asia - its various countries, its cultures, its literary artists and intellectuals. Some ot the regions best-known writers are represented, including Kamala Das, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Edwin Thumboo, and many others. Australian authors also contribute their perceptions of Asia - as travellers or expatriates or observers of Asian influences on Australian ideas or manners. Australian authors represented here include Randolph Stow, Frank Moorhouse, Yasmine Gooneratne and Nicholas Jose. Wester/y's policy of publishing lively, inquisitive prose and verse pays off in this feast of images, ideas and insights which link Australia "with the countries of Asia." 
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Virginia Woolf: Her Art as a Novelist, Bennett, Joan
2 Bennett, Joan Virginia Woolf: Her Art as a Novelist
UK Cambridge University Press 1979 052109951X / 9780521099516 2nd Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
x + 172 indexed pages. More than most novelists, Virginia Woolf benefits by an introducer. She is never, either by intention or equipment, the expected novelist. She chose the novel to adapt it deliberately and progressively to be the vehicle of her own subtle perception. Behind this study of the novels is an intense interest in the person revealed in the novelist. The criticism is warm as well as acute and the whole study is felt to be a tribute reasoned and justified - to a woman sensitive, compassionate, passionately honest and eager only for truth; to an artist quite unsparing of her own labour, finely gifted, self-effacing, serious and humourous. Mrs Bennett added two chapters on A Writer's Diary and on Virginia Woolf's critical essays for the second edition. Both can help our understanding of Virginia Woolf the novelist; the Diary by the insight it gives into her creative process and the fuller understanding we can gain of technical problems, the essays because they are about novels and novelists. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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Becoming a Heroine: Reading About Women in Novels, Brownstein, Rachel M.
3 Brownstein, Rachel M. Becoming a Heroine: Reading About Women in Novels
Australia Penguin 1984 0140067876 / 9780140067873 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
332 indexed pages. Creases in cover. Many novels in English have women as their protagonists. This feminist classic is about how women define themselves and their lives in terms of novels. 
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Contemporary literary theory and the reading of poetry, Buchbinder, David
4 Buchbinder, David Contemporary literary theory and the reading of poetry
Australia Macmillan 1991 0732905087 / 9780732905088 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
x + 148 indexed pages. The last two decades have seen an unprecedented flourishing in the field of theory, whether literary, social or cultural. Many of these theories present a significant obstacle to the student of literature, who may be daunted on the one hand by their sheer richness and complexity, and on the other by their typical density of expression and style. Moreover, many current theories focus on narrative genres, to the virtual exclusion of poetry, once central to the writing of theory and its application. Contemporary Literary Theory and the Reading of Poetry addresses these issues, firstly by exploring the nature and use of theory in the reading of literary texts, explaining that no reading of a work of literature can be innocent, that all readings are framed, implicitly or explicitly, by a theory of some kind. Second, the book outlines and explores six important and current theories or types of theory: "Anglo-American New Criticism, structuralism, deconstruction, Russian Formalism, historicism (including, among others, Marxist, Bakhtinian and Foucauldian theory), and gender theory. Contemporary Literary Theory and the Reading of Poetry situates these historically and conceptually in relation to one another. Third, it shows how each theory or type of theory works by reading sample poems according to the approach of each theory. This book thus supplies the need of many a student of literature for material that both explicates conte_mporary theory and illustrates it, with specific reference, in this instance to poetry. Lucid and accessible in style, Contemporary Literary Theory and the Reading of Poetry is an invaluable text for the student interested in learning about current literary theory and how it can be usefully applied. David Buchbinder is a senior lecturer in the School of Communication and Cultural Studies at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. Though he has written widely on literature, film and television, and culture, he is perhaps best known for his work on men, masculinities and male sexualities, in which field he has, in addition to many journal articles and book chapters, published three books: Masculinities and Identities (1994), Performance Anxieties: Re-producing Masculinity (1998) and Studying Men and Masculinities (2012). 
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William Styron's Nat Turner;: Ten black writers respond, (Beacon paperback, BP 304), Clarke, John Henrik (editor
5 Clarke, John Henrik (editor William Styron's Nat Turner;: Ten black writers respond, (Beacon paperback, BP 304)
U.S.A. Beacon Press 1970 0807064270 / 9780807064276 6th Printing Soft Cover Good 12mo 
120 pages including notes on contributors. John Henrik Clarke, associated editor of Freedomways Magazine, has assembled a talented and varied group of black intellectuals. He has appended a full text of the original Confessions of Nat Turner, a brief statement transcribed by the court-appointed lawyer, which comprises nearly all the known facts about Nat Turner and his revolution. Because this book is angry and because it is so counter to the critical acclaim that met Styronís novel, there is an obvious temptation to cry black racism. But to dismiss William Styronís Nat Turner out of hand would constitute the rankest sophistry. This is an important book; it deserves a full hearing. - Emory M. Thomas, The Saturday Review. "The most bitter, interesting and far-reaching literary controversy in recent memory." - Eliot Freemont-Smith, The New York Times. Contents: Introduction BY JOHN HENRIK CLARKE; Natís Last White Man BY LERONE BENNETT, JR.; THE CONFESSIONS OF NAT TURNER and the Dilemma of William Styron BY ALVIN F. P0USSAINT, M.D.; Youíve Taken My Nat and Gone BY VINCENT HARDING; The Confessions of Willie Styron BY JOHN OLIVER KILLENS; The Manipulation of History and of Fact: An Ex-Southerner}; Apologist Tract for Slavery and the Life of Nat Turner; or, William Styronís Faked Confessions BY J0HN A. WILLIAMS The Failure of William Styron BY ERNEST KAISER William Styronís Nat Turner - Rogue-Nigger BY LOYLE HAIRST0N; Our Nat Turner and William Styronís Creation BY CHARLES V. HAMILTON; Back With the Wind: Mr. Styron and the Reverend Turner BY MIKE THELWELL. Text of the original Confessions of Nat Turner. 
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Romanticism, Day, Aidan;Routledge
6 Day, Aidan;Routledge Romanticism
U. K. Routledge 1996 0415083788 / 9780415083782 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
217 pages. About the history and usage of the term Romanticism, and the changing views and debates which surround it. He traces its history through nineteenth and twentieth-century readings, incorporating contemporary debates such as feminism, post-structuralism and new historicism. Day places the traditional canon in the wider context of their contemporary political and philosophical thinkers. A range of writers, both canonical and non-canonical, are included in his survey, including: William Blake; William Wordsworth; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; John Keats; Shelley; Edmund Blake; Thomas Paine; Mary Wollstonecraft; Jane Austen; Charlotte Smith; Anna Laetitia Barbauld. Romanticism takes a clear, wide-ranging view of the subject and is essential reading for students new to the subject. 
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Theorizing Modernism: Visual Art and the Critical Tradition, Drucker, Johanna
7 Drucker, Johanna Theorizing Modernism: Visual Art and the Critical Tradition
U.S.A. Columbia Univ Pr 1994 0231080832 / 9780231080835 1st British Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
201 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. A re-reading of the modernist tradition in the visual arts that provides a unique view of the history of modern art and art criticism. Concentrating on canonical critical texts and images, the book examines modern art through a rhetoric of representation rather than through formalist criticism or the history of the avant-garde. This book offers an extremely valuable overview of visual arts discourses through a rigorous examination of the rhetoric of 19th and 20th century critical writing and art practice. This work is an important contribution toward remapping modernist objects, subjects, and spaces. Johanna Drucker is an academic, author, visual theorist, and cultural critic. 
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Writer, Reader, Critic, Green, Dorothy; Headon, David (Eds).
8 Green, Dorothy; Headon, David (Eds). Writer, Reader, Critic
Australia Primavera Press 1991 1875368019 / 9781875368013 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xxiii + 190 pages. The essays in this book provide a critical look at the role of readers, critics and writers in contemporary Australian society. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Recipes for Crime, Greenwood, Kerry
9 Greenwood, Kerry Recipes for Crime
Australia McPhee Gribble 1995 0869143247 / 9780869143247 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
xiii + 220 pages. Nine short detective stories, each written in the style of a famous crime fiction writer such as Raymond Chandler and Dorothy Sayers. Each story focuses on food, includes appropriate recipes and cooking tips, and is preceded by a discussion of the development of crime writing. Greenwood is the author of seven mystery novels featuring detective Phrynne Fisher, and Pausacker has written many novels for different age groups, and has also collaborated with Merrilee Moss on the 'Hot Pursuit' series, and Emily Rodda on the 'Teen Power Inc. 'series. A smorgasbord for crime lovers: a potted history of the detective story, recipes to die for. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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A kingdom and a place of exile: critical essays on postcolonial women's Writing, Jones, Dorothy
10 Jones, Dorothy A kingdom and a place of exile: critical essays on postcolonial women's Writing
Australia University of Wollongong Press 2010 1920831533 / 9781920831530 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
191 indexed pages. Includes an introduction by Melissa Boyde and bibliographical references. This volume of essays collects together the fruits of 25 years of Jonesís thinking and writing at the forefront of postcolonial and contemporary women's writing. This rich commentary on post-colonial women's writing by leading literary scholar Dorothy Jones concentrates on writers from Australia, New Zealand, India, Canada and the Caribbean.Jonesí writing is imbued with a keen sense - and extraordinary knowledge - of the imaginative possibilities of myth. Themes throughout the essays include the textile arts and how they are intricately woven into the fabric of culture,the gardens women write and the part food plays in people's lives. The book is a critical celebration of writing and will be enjoyed by lovers of books and reading as well as scholars and students of post-colonial literary and feminist studies. There is a dedication signed by the author in the first page. 
Price: 27.00 AUD
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Literary Greats, Marrazza, Frank; Samperi, John
11 Marrazza, Frank; Samperi, John Literary Greats
Australia Zen Grainger Pub 1995 0646248588 / 9780646248585 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
174 pages. 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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Comedy: Developments in Criticism a Casebook, Palmer, D. J.
12 Palmer, D. J. Comedy: Developments in Criticism a Casebook
U. K. Macmillan 1984 0333269020 / 9780333269022 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
165 indexed pages. It presents critical statements relating to Comedy - its nature and different forms - ranging from classical times to the present day. Its main concern is with Comedy as a literary genre (notably in the drama but with reference also to ?ctional narrative) rather than with psychological theories of laughter. The Editors Introduction surveys the different traditions and developments of the genre. The classical and medieval tradition is outlined in Part One. Part Two covers developments from the Renaissance to Meredith and Bergson. In Part Three modem critical standpoints are represented by Mikhail Bakhtin, Eric Bentley, F M Cornford, R S Crane, Ian Donaldson, Friedrich Durrenmatt, Northrop Frye, Walter Kaiser, Susanne Langer and Elder Olson. Name in the first page. Sunned spine. 
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Doris Lessing, Sage, Lorna
13 Sage, Lorna Doris Lessing
UK Methuen 1983 0416317308 / 9780416317305 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
91 pages. Assessment of the work of Doris Lessing: Doris Lessing was one of the most impressive, prolific and vital of contemporary writers. Her fiction is obsessed with the workings of cultural change and she has radically extended the novels scope - most famously and influentially in The Golden Notebook - by questioning the realist tradition she inherited and the wider social beliefs about self, sexuality and authority which that tradition symbolized. This study surveys her epic output from her early African writings to her most recent experiments with space fiction. It traces her struggles to decentre imaginative life and to erase and to redraw the boundaries of our mental maps in favour of values on the margins of the official culture. Lorna Sage is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of East Anglia and writes regularly for The Observer and The Times Literary Supplement. 
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Open Texts Partial Maps: a literary theory Handbook, Saunders, Ian
14 Saunders, Ian Open Texts Partial Maps: a literary theory Handbook
Australia Centre for Studies in Australian Literature, University of Western Australia 1993 0864222386 / 9780864222381 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
viii + 114 pages including bibliography. A remarkably lucid guide to the major concepts in literary theory which have so changed the study of literature in recent years. Ian Saunders marks out difficult territory with consummate ease. Writers, readers, teachers and students who have found that the signi?ers of literary theory only signify bewilderment will ?nd this book invaluable. This book aims to introduce some of the key concepts and problem areas that characterise the field of literary theory today. Literary theory has had a remarkable impact on literary and cultural studies in the last two decades, but it often seems to have been as confusing as it has been edifying. There are a number of excellent glossaries available (such as Abramsí A Glossary of Literary Terms and Hawthornís A Glossary of Contemporary Literary Theory; see ĎFurther Readingí), but for some time there has been a need for an introductory text that, rather than simply de?ning common terms, goes some distance in untangling the issues at stake in the most important of them. This handbook offers analytic explorations of some thirty key concepts. The discussions are of necessity preliminary, but aim to set up a context in which the problems, and their application, might be tackled. Of course readers may well choose to take issue with the direction taken here; my hope is that its argument has enough clarity to allow disagreement to be fruitful. Entries are arranged alphabetically, and can be read in any order; cross-references between them are indicated in bold type. l should say straight away that my aim has not been to offer ahistory of criticism or theory. Whilst there may well be a need for the reassessment of the development oi critical theory over the last century or so. overed in adhesive transparent plastic. There is a black mark in the lower edges. 
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Culture is ... Australian Stories Across Cultures: An Anthology, Smith, Anne-Marie (edited by)
15 Smith, Anne-Marie (edited by) Culture is ... Australian Stories Across Cultures: An Anthology
Australia Wakefield Press 2008 1862548080 / 9781862548084 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
241 pages. What shapes us as Australians? This anthology presents contemporary views from writers of all backgrounds - Indigenous, Migrant, Refugee or Settler. It will ring true with all Australians, travellers or would-be travellers. 'I am confident this anthology will be warmly received nationally ...' - Nicholas Jose 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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Henry Fielding, Varey, Simon
16 Varey, Simon Henry Fielding
U. K. Cambridge Univ Pr 1986 0521262445 / 9780521262446 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo 
153 indexed pages. This study provides an ideal introduction to the major work of Henry Fielding for all students. Fielding's stature as a great comic novelist is assured, but as Professor Varey illustrates, he was a remarkably versatile writer. In his day Fielding was one of England's leading dramatists and also pursued a career in law. He founded, edited, and contributed essays for four different periodicals, and wrote a political-satirical novel Jonathan Wild, in addition to a work of powerful social protest Amelia and his two outstanding contributions to the development of English prose fiction: Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews. Professor Varey clarifies and explains this varied body of writing, concentrating on Fielding's technique of combining opposites or apparently ill-matched elements - of language, character, narrative made, and even philosophical thought. 
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Patrick White: Voss, Walsh, William
17 Walsh, William Patrick White: Voss
U. K. Edward Arnold 1976 0713158980 / 9780713158984 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
53 indexed pages. Ex lib. Pencilled activity in some pages. Voss is the story of an expedition in 1845, the preparations for it and its aftermath. This study explores the depths and subtleties behind the simple organization of the novel to demonstrate its central theme, human life as the exercise of pure will. The author analyses the complex nature of Voss himself, his relationships with Laura, his drive to wrestle with the continent - the sole opponent worthy of him - and the transforming process which leads to final redemption. He stresses the importance of Australia as a character in the novel and shows how her unique landscape is conveyed with a sense of its physical quality and spiritual suggestiveness. White's use of language, with the blend of poetry and aggression, biblical imagery and malicious wit, is examined and conflicting critical views of Voss discussed. This perceptive appreciation not only explains the structure and significance of the text, but also relates White's fifth novel to his writing as a whole, placing Voss firmly in the context of his mature work. 
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The Jack Manning Trilogy: A Conversation / Face to Face / Charitable Intent (Current Theatre), Williamson, David
18 Williamson, David The Jack Manning Trilogy: A Conversation / Face to Face / Charitable Intent (Current Theatre)
Australia Currency Press 2003 0868196576 / 9780868196572 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
vi + 90 pages. Written by Australia's most popular playwright, this guide examines a trilogy of plays [Face to face, A conversation, Charitable intent] on community conferencing - a process bringing together the victims and perpetrators of a crime to attempt some kind of reconciliation. When same come 'Face to Face' with the employee who rammed his Mercedes, he must acknowledge responsibility for a series of incidents which helped to provoke the crime. In 'A Conversation', the family of a rapist and murderer are confronted by the family of his victim. 'Charitable Intent' focuses on the pressures and contradictions that erupt as workplace values change. This trilogy revels that courage and forgiveness run deeper in the human psyche than many cynics would have us believe. 
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