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Essays

  • Sincerelyby

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.38

    With sold-out live events around the country and a bestselling book, Women of Letters have revived the gentle art of letter writing. In this all-new collection of missives, a dazzling array of noteworthy Australians share their wisdom, wit and wildest dreams. Here Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire have preserved a year of captivating correspondence.... more...

  • Best On Groundby

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 15.98

    'Who do you barrack for?' Nothing unites or divides people as much as the tribal loyalty of AFL supporters. Combining passion for the game with a talent for words, seventeen writers explore the full range of supporters' emotions, from the fervour of a convert to the weariness of the long-term sufferer, the guilt of the turncoat to the joy of the... more...

  • Janet Frame In Her Own Wordsby

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.38

    It is the desire really to make myself a first person. For many years I was a third person as children are, 'they', 'she', and as probably oppressed minorities become, 'they'. - Janet Frame, radio interview about writing her autobiography (1983) For the first time ever, this collection brings together all of Janet Frame's published short non-fiction... more...

  • Acts of Readingby

    Institute of Education Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Looks at the history of reading and texts for children from an educational perspective. This book explores the act of reading itself, whether oral, silent or performative, whether for pleasure or instruction. It also considers the changing representations of childhood over three centuries and the influence of the visual on the acts of reading. more...

  • Meanjin Vol. 72, No. 2by Zora Sanders (Ed.)

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; US$ 9.96

    In June, Meanjin brings you tales of architecture and superstition from Meg Mundell, while Mark McKenna looks at the strange role of the biographer and Ronnie Scott holds his iPhone high and snaps a selfie. Anna Heyward discovers the life and letters of the inimitable Mary Gilmore and Damon Young wonders what we can learn from comic book heroes. There... more...

  • Meanjin Vol. 72, No. 4by Zora Sanders (Ed.)

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; US$ 9.96

    Helen O'Neil takes us inside the development of Labor's long-awaited Cultural Policy, and the future of the policy under a new government. Rebecca Harkins-Cross brings us the first in a series on new media art in Australia with an essay looking at the revolutionary ways Indigenous Australian artists are using video. Jennifer Mills quits poetry and... more...

  • Meanjin Vol. 72, No. 3by Zora Sanders (Ed.)

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; US$ 9.96

    Meanjin is a quarterly literary journal publishing the best new writing from established voices and emerging talents. For over 70 years Meanjin has articulated questions of national importance, questions or art, culture, policy and identity, as well as introducing some of the greatest literary names Australia has ever produced. It continues to be a... more...

  • Meanjin Anthologyby Sally Heath (ed.)

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 13.30

    Meanjin is Australia's second oldest literary journal. Founded by Clem Christesen in 1940, it has documented both the changing concerns of Australians and the achievements of many of the nation's writers, thinkers and poets. This anthology offers a broad sweep of essays, fiction and poetry published in Meanjin since the magazine began. Readers will... more...

  • Mondialisation de la prostitution : une atteinte à la dignité humaineby ATTAC

    Fayard/Mille et une nuits 2008; Not Available

    La prostitution revêt aujourd?hui dans son organisation des formes directement inspirées par la mondialisation financière. La logique néolibérale a trouvé dans le système prostitutionnel un « secteur » privilégié où se déployer, qui génère d'énormes profits : trafiquer les êtres humains d'Asie, d'Afrique ou d'Europe et les prostituer procure beaucoup... more...

  • Manifeste altermondialisteby ATTAC

    Fayard/Mille et une nuits 2007; Not Available

    Inédit La lutte contre le néolibéralisme est la raison d'être d'Attac. Et les échéances électorales sont des moments pri­vilégiés pour la mise en discussion publique de ses ana­lyses et propositions. Disons-le tout net : c'est avant tout sur la position des candidats aux élections de 2007 et 2008 face à la question centrale qu'est la « question libérale... more...