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Poetry: The 'long poem' has not disappeared...
John Millet. Blue dynamite: A narrative. Berrima, NSW: South Head Press, 1986. 100 pages. Published as Poetry Australia 106. 1986. 10.00
John A. Scott. St. Clair: Three narratives. New York: University of Queensland Press, 1986. 132 pages. 12.50.
Alan Wearne. The nightmarkets: A novel. Victoria: Penguin Australia, 1986. 292 pages. 16.95 Paul Kane, Yale University

Julian Croft, editor. Robert D. FitzGerald. New York: University of Queensland Press, 1987. 239 pages. 12.50.
Thomas Warren, Oklahoma State University

Fiction: 'Steele Rudd' makes a comeback...
Arthur Hoey Davis ("Steele Rudd"). A Steele Rudd Selection: The Best Dad and Dave Stories and Other Rudd Classics. New York: University of Queensland Press, 1986. 240 pages.
Thomas Coakley, US Air Force Academy

Biography: The biography of a battler appears...
Kylie Tennant. The Autobiography of Kylie Tenant: The Missing Heir. Melbourne: Macmillan, 1986. 190 pages. Photographs Bibliography (compiled by Jeanne Rudd). 24.95.
Robert L. Ross, Dallas

Fiction Section: From priests to automobiles: Recent Australian novels display diversity...

Thea Astley. It's raining in mango. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1987. 207 pages. 17.95.
Patrick Brady, Rice University

Summer Locke Elliot. Waiting for childhood. New York: Harper & Row, 1987. 245 pages. 16.95.
John A. Weigel, Miami University (Ohio)

Murray Bail. Holden's performance. New York: Viking, 1987. 353 pages.
Ray Willbanks, Memphis State University

Tim Winton. That eye, the sky. New York: Antheneum, 1987. 150 pages. 14.95.
Nancy Lee-Jones, Tufts University

Jean Bedford. Love child. Victoria: Penguin Australia, 1986. 108 pages. 5.95.
Nan Bowman Albinski

Hugh Atkinson. Grey's Valley: The legend. Victoria: Penguin Australia, 1986. 135 pages. 5.95.
Charles W. Mann, Pennsylvania State University

Elizabeth Jolley. The well. New York: Penguin Books, 1986. 176 pages. 12.50.
Shirley J. Paolini, Alaska Pacific University

Fiction Section: New books offer interviews with women writers and their short stories...

Suzanne Falkiner, editor. Room to move: An anthology of Australian women's short stories. Forward by Elizabeth Riddell. New York: Franklin Watts, 1986. 247 pages, including biographies. 15.95.
Jeri Tanner, Texas Tech University

Jennifer Ellison. Rooms of their own. New York: Penguin Books, 1986. 248 pages. 7.95.
Hariclea Zengos, Tufts University

Fiction: Early Franco-Australian novelists take up the land...
Paul Wentz. L'Echcarde (The Splinter). La Petite Maison, Association Culturelle Franco-Australienne (11 avenue de Lattre de Tassingny, 92100 Boulogne, France) 1986.
Adele King, Ball State University

Fiction Section: Critical theory, studies, essays provide new insights...

Graeme Turner. National fictions: Literature, film and the construction of Australian narrative. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1986.
D. M. Roskies, Cornell University

Fay Zwicky. The lyre in the pawnshop: Essays on literature and survival 1974-1984. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press, 1986. 291 pages.
John Scheckter, Long Island University

Diana Brydon. Christina Stead. New York: Barne & Noble Books, 1987. 188 pages. 23.50.
Manly Johnson, University of Tulsa

Fiction Section: Not just 'pommies': A clutch of 'Anglo-Australian' books comes back into print...

Ada Cambridge. The three miss kings. Christina Stead. I'm dying laughing. London: Virago Press, 1987. Martin Boyd. Day of my delight: An Anglo-Australian memoir. Richard Pennington. Peterley Harvest: The private diary of David Peterley. London: Penguin, 1987.Charles Osborne. Giving it away: Memoirs of an uncivil servant. London: Secker and Warburg, 1987.
Sue Roff, New York

Martin Boyd. The picnic. 1937; rept. 1985, 314 pages, 5.95. Lucinda Brayford 1946; rept. 1985, 546 pages, 5.95. New York: Penguin Books, 1985.
Jack W. Bennett, University of Oregon

David Adams, editor. The letters of Rachel Henning. Foreword and Pen Drawings by Norman Lindsay. New York: Penguin Books, 1985. 292 pages. 6.95.
Jane D. Emery, Stanford University

Fiction: Short stories focus on a small world...
Helen Garner. Postcards from surfers New York: Penguin Books. 1986. 104 pages. 4.95.
Charles Jurrist, New York