Monthly Archives: September 2013

‘If you can imagine an angel with a thumping bank-account …’: The Wings of the Dove by Henry James

Last week a friend returned from her first trip to Venice, for the screening of Australian film Ruin at the Venice International Film Festival. And said something like, ‘After Venice, what?’ Perhaps Saint Petersburg in mid winter? Or maybe Henry James’ … Continue reading

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When worlds collide and you’ll never see in the same way again – or, EMOTIONS

So, I’m supposed to be thinking about the talk I’m giving at a literary lunch next Tuesday at Rubyo’s restaurant in Newtown. Instead I’m completely consumed by the brain storms unleashed this week at the History of Heritage: Emotions in blood, … Continue reading

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Writing the Australian Landscape, Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book, Naomi Klein’s counter-narrative to neoliberalism – and The Disappearing

As I wrote here way back in June, I’m in extreme work mode until the end of 2014 (a writing marathon) and won’t be writing here much, but I do plan to add news now and then, and blog about … Continue reading

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