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dc.contributor.author Adelaide, D
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:04:35Z
dc.date.issued 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Southerly, 2007, vol 67 nos 1-2, pp. 29 - 42
dc.identifier.issn 0038-3732
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.
dc.publisher Brandl & Schlesinger
dc.title 'no endings, no endings, no'
dc.parent Southerly
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 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
dc.personcode 030097
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
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Creative Practices and the Cultural Economy
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2) [2015-05-15T14:24:07+10:00]

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