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Criticism, History


"The most beautiful lies"
Ron Blaber and Marvin Gilman. Roguery: The Picaresque Tradition in Australian, Canadian and Indian Fiction. Springwood, New South Wales: Butterfly Books, 1990. Bibliography and Index. 125 pages. A$34.95.
Nan Bowman Albinski, Pennsylvania State University

Imagination thwarted in literary critiques...
Alan Brissenden, Editor. Aspects of Australian Literature. Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press, 1990. 205 pages. A$25.
Julian Croft. The Life and Opinions of Tom Collins. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1991. 362 pages. A$29.95.
John Colmer. Australian Autobiography: A Personal Quest. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1989. 174 pages.
Nicholas Birns, New York University

Mangled rhetoric [dis]clarifies new "Post-" book...
Ian Adam and Helen Tiffin, editors. Past the Last Post: Theorizing Post-Colonialism and Post-Modernism. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1990. xv + 214 pages. $16.95. Paperback.
Peter Wolfe, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Wright criticism hits the right critical note...
Shirley Walker Flame and Shadow: A Study of Judith Wright's Poetry. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1991. 228 pages.
Robert Darling, Keuka College (New York)

Letters, criticism illuminate Gwen Harwood's work...
Gwen Harwood. Blessed City, The Letters of Gwen Harwood to Thomas Riddell, January to September 1943. Edited by Alison Hoddinott. Sydney: Collins/Angus & Robertson, 1990. 295 pages. A$16.95.
Alison Hoddinott. Gwen Harwood: The Real and the Imagined World, A Critical Analysis. Sydney: Collins/Angus and Robertson, 1991. 234 pages. A$14.95.
Andrew Peek, University of Tasmania at Launceston

Revised bibliography
Bruce Bennett. Western Australian Writing: A Bibliography. Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1990. 334 pages.
William Schenck, Library of Congress

First order of the first order...
Richard D. Jordan and Peter Pierce, editors. The Poet's Discovery: Nineteenth-Century Australian in Verse. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1990. 476 pages. Paperback.
Paul Kane, Vassar College

New/old books about the colonial west...
Alexandra Hasluck. Unwilling Emigrants. Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Center Press, 1991. 153 pages. A$ 16.99.
Douglas E. Darbyshire. In Time for Lunch. Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Center Press, 1991. 108 pages. A$ 19.99.
Peter Cowan, editor. A Faithful Picture: The Letters of Eliza and Thomas Brown at New York in the Swan River Colony 1841-1852. Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Center Press, 1991. 184 pages. A$16.95.
Edward Watts, Indiana University

Essays do battle with the days of Vietnam...
Peter Pierce, Jeffrey Grey, Jeff Doyle, editors. Vietnam Days: Australia and the Impact of Vietnam. Melbourne: Penguin, 1991. 323 pages. Notes and Index.
Laurie G. Shapiro, University of Texas at Austin

Essays highlight a literary "uncommon wealth"
Robert L. Ross, editor. International Literature in English-Essays on the Major Writers. New York: Garland; London: St. James, 1991. xvi + 762 pages. $95.
Edna Aizenberg, Marymount Manhattan College

Ada Cambridge takes up "unladylike" subjects...
Ada Cambridge. A Woman's Friendship. Edited and introduced by Elizabeth Morrison. Sydney: New South Wales University Press, Colonial Texts Series, 1988. 140 pages.
Margaret Bradstock and Louise Wakeling. Rattling the Orthodoxies: A Life of Ada Cambridge. Melbourne: Penguin Australian Women's Library, 1991. 269 pages.
Marian Arkin, City University of New YorkLaGuardia

D.H. Lawrence's Australian visit revisited...
D.H. Lawrence. Kangaroo [The Corrected Edition], Foreword by Raymond Southall. Sydney: Imprint/Collins, 1989. xii + 418 pages. A$14.95.
Joseph Davis. D.H. Lawrence at Thirroul. Thirroul. Sydney: Imprint/Collins, 1989. x + 252 pages. A$14.95.
Robert Ross, University of Texas at Austin

A colonial text, Aboriginal histories, and a mystery...
Mary Theresa Vidal. Bengala: or, Some Time Ago. Introduced and edited by Susan McKernan. Sydney: New South Wales University Press, 1990. Explanatory and bibliographical notes. 445 pages.
Adele Pring, editor. Women of the Centre. Melbourne: Pascoe Publishing, 1990.
Brenda Walker. Crush. Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1991. 127 pages. A$14.95.
Judy Waterman, Sage Junior College of Albany