Tag: Laura Joseph

Long Paddock for Southerly 72.1: Mid-century Women Writers

Southerly 72.1 is available to purchase here. This link will take you to our old GumRoad storefront (an external site). Remaining issues will be moved to our own site, here, soon. POETRY Susan Adams, The Donation Didier Coste, Anonymous of troy SHORT FICTION Nicola Themistes, Hierology REVIEWS Michelle Borzi on Peter Steele, The Gossip and the Wine and Dan Disney, and then when the Joseph Cummins on Alex Miller, Autumn Laing Laura Joseph on Amy T Matthews, End of the Night Girl Emma Wortley on S. D. Gentill, Chasing Odysseus Andrew J. Carruthers on Catherine Vidler, Furious Triangle Heather Taylor…

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Long Paddock for Southerly 70.2: Romance

Is Australian romance an oxymoron? It has been long thought so; not for us Don Juan or Don Quixote but Ned Kelly and Tom Collins. Even when romance rears its alluring head in Australian fiction, as with Harry’s wooing of Sybilla in My Brilliant Career, it is often quashed as a distraction or delusion. More recently, celebrated texts of their times such as Puberty Blues (1979), Oscar and Lucinda (1988), Praise (1992) have confirmed the view that romance is difficult in Australia – and in Australian fiction. If we have prided ourselves on taking the steely-eyed view without the filter…

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