The Australian Face

James Ley; Catriona Menzies-Pike

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The Sydney Review of Books is Australia's leadingspace for longform literary criticism. Now celebrating five years online, the SRBhas published more than five hundred essays by almost two hundred writers. Tomark this occasion, The Australian Face collects some of the bestessays published in the SRB onAustralian fiction, poetry and non-fiction. The essays in this anthology arecontributions to the ongoing argument about the condition and purpose andevolving shape of Australian literature. They reflect the ways in whichdiscussions about the state of the literary culture are constantly reachingbeyond themselves to consider wider cultural and political issues.

The Sydney Review of Books was established in2013 out of frustration at the diminishing public space for Australiancriticism on literature. There's even less space for literature in ournewspapers and broadcast media now. The Sydney Review of Books,however, is thriving, as the essays in The Australian Face show.Here, you'll read essays on well-known figures such as Christos Tsiolkas,Alexis Wright, Michelle de Kretser and Helen Garner, alongside considerationsof the work of writers who less frequently receive mainstream attention, suchas Lesbia Harford and Moya Costello.

Contributors: Ben Etherington, Jane Gleeson-White, KerrynGoldsworthy, Evelyn Juers, Julieanne Lamond, Anthony Uhlmann, Ali Alizadeh,James Ley, Jeff Sparrow, Lisa Gorton, Emmett Stinson, Simon West, MichelleCahill, Ivor Indyk, Nicholas Jose, Zora Simic, Ellen van Neerven. Edited byCatriona Menzies-Pike and James Ley. 

ISBN: 9780648062103
Publication Date: 01-Dec-2017
Publisher: Giramondo Publishing Company