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dc.contributor.author Adelaide, Debra en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:04:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T05:04:35Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2009001663 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Adelaide Debra 2007, ''no endings, no endings, no'', Southerly, Brandl & Schlesinger, Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0038-3732 en_US
dc.identifier.other N1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12287
dc.description.abstract This piece of creative non-fiction takes its title from the final sentence of Thea Astley's final novel, Drylands (1999). The essay was praised by poet and literary critic Dr Michael Brennan for its 'intelligence and openness, for its ability to see into the heart of what reading, of what literature, gives us, to express a kind of reading both ofliterature and life ... critical as much as it is creative' (Southerly 671-2 launch). It was described by an Australian Book Review reviewer, Ian Templeman, as a 'powerfully engaging stor[y]' (ABR November 2007: 58). The essay is best described as a hybrid of memoir and literary criticism that blurs the boundaries between the genres and raises questions about the nature of reading in context. How reading is shaped, reformed or even deformed by the position of the reader is a topic raised in Astley's final novel in her depiction of an illiterate man who is taught to read by his librarian/writer partner. My essay, 'no endings no endings no', examines the way books are read in a family experiencing crisis, of a medical and emotional nature, and forms conclusions regarding the nature of the act of reading itself. It comprises part of my broader research topic regarding reading and readership, including reader reception, in the contemporary zone. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Brandl & Schlesinger en_US
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dc.title 'no endings, no endings, no' en_US
dc.parent Southerly en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 29 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 42 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Creative Practices Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 190400 en_US
dc.personcode 030097 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Performing Arts and Creative Writing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition vol 67 nos 1-2 en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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dc.staffid 030097 en_US

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