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Australian Gay and Lesbian Writing: An Anthology (1993)

by Robert Dessaix (Editor)

Other authors: Robert Adamson (Contributor), Dennis Altman (Contributor), Javant Biarujia (Contributor), John Le Gay Brereton (Contributor), Benedict Ciantar (Contributor)36 more, Michael Dransfield (Contributor), Sumner Locke Elliott (Contributor), Mary Fallon (Contributor), Beverley Farmer (Contributor), Donald Friend (Contributor), Helen Garner (Contributor), Susan Hampton (Contributor), Bruce Hanford (Contributor), Lesbia Harford (Contributor), Gwen Harwood (Contributor), Tim Herbert (Contributor), David Herkt (Contributor), Elizabeth Jolley (Contributor), Rae Desmond Jones (Contributor), Nigel Krauth (Contributor), Kenneth Seaforth Mackenzie (Contributor), David Malouf (Contributor), Don Maynard (Contributor), Finola Moorhead (Contributor), Frank Moorhouse (Contributor), Tony Page (Contributor), Jenny Pausacker (Contributor), Simon Payne (Contributor), Dorothy Porter (Contributor), Hal Porter (Contributor), Henry Handel Richardson (Contributor), Elizabeth Riley (Contributor), Bev Roberts (Contributor), Peter Rose (Contributor), Thomas Shapcott (Contributor), Sandra Shotlander (Contributor), Sasha Soldatow (Contributor), Steve J. Spears (Contributor), Val Vallis (Contributor), Kate Walker (Contributor), Patrick White (Contributor)

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In this landmark collection of Australian writing spanning well over a century, and Australia emerges which is radically different from the clichDed land of bronzed lifeguares and long-suffering sheepfarmers' wives. Robert Dessaix's anthbology reflects the diversity, non-vonformity, and ambiguity that have always been features of Australian society. An anthology of gay themes, rather than gay writers, it includes works by most of the country's celebrated authors, including Patrick White, Thea Astley, David Malouf, Elizabeht Jolley, Frank Moorhouse, and Helen Garner, along with a number of newer writer.^L A rare and refreshing openness permeates the entertaining and provocative volume. Through the fiction, poetry, and drama of over forty writer, hte collection traces th development of a rich variety of gay and lesbian sensibilities from colonial times to the present. Dessaix provides a long and helpful introductory overview of the literature.^L Ranging from the poetic to the polemical, the enigmatic to the erotic, this anthology celebrated the adventurousness and sophistication of Australian cultural history.… (more)
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Dessaix, RobertEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adamson, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Altman, DennisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Biarujia, JavantContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brereton, John Le GayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ciantar, BenedictContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dransfield, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Elliott, Sumner LockeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fallon, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Farmer, BeverleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Friend, DonaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garner, HelenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hampton, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hanford, BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harford, LesbiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harwood, GwenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Herbert, TimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Herkt, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jolley, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, Rae DesmondContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Krauth, NigelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mackenzie, Kenneth SeaforthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Malouf, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maynard, DonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moorhead, FinolaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moorhouse, FrankContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Page, TonyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pausacker, JennyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Payne, SimonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Porter, DorothyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Porter, HalContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Richardson, Henry HandelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Riley, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roberts, BevContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rose, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shapcott, ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shotlander, SandraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Soldatow, SashaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spears, Steve J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vallis, ValContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walker, KateContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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In this landmark collection of Australian writing spanning well over a century, and Australia emerges which is radically different from the clichDed land of bronzed lifeguares and long-suffering sheepfarmers' wives. Robert Dessaix's anthbology reflects the diversity, non-vonformity, and ambiguity that have always been features of Australian society. An anthology of gay themes, rather than gay writers, it includes works by most of the country's celebrated authors, including Patrick White, Thea Astley, David Malouf, Elizabeht Jolley, Frank Moorhouse, and Helen Garner, along with a number of newer writer.^L A rare and refreshing openness permeates the entertaining and provocative volume. Through the fiction, poetry, and drama of over forty writer, hte collection traces th development of a rich variety of gay and lesbian sensibilities from colonial times to the present. Dessaix provides a long and helpful introductory overview of the literature.^L Ranging from the poetic to the polemical, the enigmatic to the erotic, this anthology celebrated the adventurousness and sophistication of Australian cultural history.

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