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Long Paddock for Southerly 69.1: Animal

Where dwells the animal in Australian thought? The vast majority of that thought goes not to consideration of the species barrier, or to matters of animal cruelty and animal rights, but to the marketing of animal products. Yet certain Australians have been at the forefront of animal rights issues in recent times – Peter Singer, J. M Coetzee, David Malouf, A. D. Hope, J. S. Harry and others. This issue includes stimulating contributions from Dominic Hyde on Richard Sylvan and Val Plumwood, major figures in the critique of anthrocentrism; Helen Tiffin on Peter Goldsworthy; and essays by Yvonne Smith on…

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Chapter 5 of ‘The Or Tree’

Toby Fitch i i The great cloud which hung only over the century buffeted, blustering long consequences beneath its shadow climate. Girt about with discoloured purples, oranges and reds, the white of the snow enemies was muddied. Outside, in unparalleled profusion, L no garden lacked a maze — evergreen rioted in the dank fertility show, innumerable leaves creaked and glistened. From a damp bonfire at the end of the earth, rampant cucumbers came scrolloping and giant cauliflowers disordered the imagination i of special tinted clouds that turned and tumbled like whales or elephants, a thousand escaping the whole sky as…

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Long Paddock Teaser!

The next issue of Southerly, our much anticipated India-Australia issue, is due in March. But we hate to keep you waiting any longer, so we have for you a Long Paddock teaser! Part of the Long Paddock, our free online component, is going up today to give you a taste of the fabulous bumper issue to come. We have stories, poems, reviews and essays – and that’s just for starters! More content will go up when the issue comes out. So check out the Long Paddock, and let us know what you think! Cheers, Tessa