Social criticism marks early women'a novels...
Ada Cambridge. Sisters. Introduced by Nancy Cato. Melbourne: Penguin Australia, 1989. AS14.99.
Sara Campion. Mo Burdekin. Introduced by Elizabeth Lawson. Melbourne: Penguin Australia, 1990. AS 14.99.
Marian Arkin, City University of New York—LaGuardia

Shape of the world...
David Malouf. The Great World. New York: Pantheon, 1991. 336 pages. 22.00.
Ray Willbanks, Memphis State University

'Oceano Fine' follows fashion fiction...
Tom Flood. Oceana Fine. Allen & Unwin, 1989. 261 pages.
Adrian Mitchell, University of Sydney

Narrative variety embellishes the story...
Carmel Bird. The Bluebird Cafe. New York: New Directions, 1991. 180 pages. Hardback: 19.95.
Michael Harris, Central College (Iowa)

Self-delusion is the subject...
Thea Astley. Hunting the Wild pineapple and Other Related Stories. New York: Putnam, 1991. 192 pages. Hardback: 19.95.
Susan Curry, Australian Book Source

'Spidercup' depicts a discarded wife...
Marion Halligan. Spidercup. Melbourne: Penguin Australia, 1990. 161 pages. AS 12.99.
Jeri Tanner, Texas Tech University

Murnane brings love into the postmodern age...
Gerald Murnane. Velvet Waters. Melbourne: McPhee Gribble/Penguin, 1990. 235 pages.
Nicholas Birns, New York University

Uneasy memories afflict Winston's narrator...
Tim Winton. In the Winter Dark. Melbourne: McPhee Gribble, 1988. 132 pages. A$9.99.

Early stories reveal author's and nation's growth...
Xavier Herbert. South of Capricornia: Short Stories 1925-1934, Edited by Russell McDougall. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edward Watts, Indiana University

Body, soul, and topos...
Serge Liberman. The Life I Have Led. Melbourne: Fine-Lit 1986. 220 pages.
Con Castan. Dimitris Tsaioumas, Poet. Melbourne: Elikia Books, 1990. 144 pages. Appendix, References, and Index.
Con Castan. Conflicts of Love. Brisbane: Phoenix, 1986. 135 pages. Bibliography and Index.
Daniel Walden, Pennsylvania State University