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Long Paddock for Southerly 73.3: The Naked Writer

From the newest to the most established it would be an unusual writer who did not feel exposed – naked – at several stages in the creation and presentation of a work: when they sit down to the demands (so often their own demands of themselves) of the blank page or screen, when they first show the work to another, and when the work becomes subject to the comments and analyses of reviewers, critics, scholars. This issue of Southerly began to form around a handful of strong essays on Australian writers – Scott Esposito’s on J.M. Coetzee, Ann-Marie Priest’s on…

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