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To celebrate our 75th birthday, we’re presenting exceptional works from Meanjin’s past that have defined and challenged Australian literary culture. More


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An Armed Neutrality

Karen Lamb May 19

It was a confusing time. Astley’s relationship with writing was fundamentally emotional: intellectual debates about art were not and would never be for her. In any case, she risked looking conservative when she argued for hierarchies of value in literature. Writers needed encouragement as well as being valued. Astley privately craved both and in sympathy was often supportive of anyone trying to get their work published. More


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What I'm Reading—Jacinta Mulders

Jacinta Mulders May 18

It often amazes me how the truth can be suggested via such different stylistic forms. In my reading preferences, it’s as if I fluctuate between two extremes—if it can’t be very lyrical, make it sharp, bold, tight. More


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To celebrate our 75th birthday we are presenting exceptional works from Meanjin’s past that have defined and challenged Australian literary culture. To provide a meaningful counterpoint we are presenting an accompanying series of critical and creative works from contemporary writers and artists.These reevaluate the ideas behind these works in a contemporary context, giving them new relevance. More


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To celebrate our 75th birthday, we’re presenting exceptional works from Meanjin’s past that have defined and challenged Australian literary culture. More


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Kangaroo Tripe

Bruce Grant May 07

To celebrate our 75th birthday, we’re presenting exceptional works from Meanjin’s past that have defined and challenged Australian literary culture. More


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Wear an Albatross for Me

Thelma Forshaw April 30

To celebrate our 75th birthday, we’re presenting exceptional works from Meanjin’s past that have defined and challenged Australian literary culture. More


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Your Last Few Hours

Brian Vrepont April 23

To celebrate our 75th birthday, we’re presenting exceptional works from Meanjin’s past that have defined and challenged Australian literary culture. More


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What I’m Reading—Dom Amerena

Dom Amerena April 20

I’ve always found that my favourite writers give the best book recommendations. More


Thank you for a brilliant recommendation and for feeding my book obsession. I’ve ordered Through the Night!

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A monument to Un-Australia

Safdar Ahmed April 17

To celebrate Meanjin’s 75th birthday we are presenting exceptional works from our past that have defined and challenged Australian literary culture. To provide a meaningful counterpoint we are presenting an accompanying series of critical and creative works from contemporary writers and artists. More


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