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Elizabeth Perkins

Elizabeth Perkins worked in the English Department of James Cook University.

Phoenix Rising By Good Design by Elizabeth Perkins

August 1986, no. 83 01 August 1986
Phoenix Publications literally sprang from an ardent belief that there is place in Australian publishing for a small press representing a wide literary culture and achieving a high standard of design and production. Phoenix Publications arose in Brisbane, when Manfred Jurgensen, Professor of German at the University of Queensland, was asked to assemble a collection of writing by Australians whose ... (read more)

'Violence and Intellect: Thea Astley’s prose style' by Elizabeth Perkins

September 1992, no. 144 01 September 1992
Thea Astley’s first novel, Girl with A Monkey (1958), signalled the arrival of a writer with a distinctive style. Astley believes that Angus and Robertson accepted the book, although it would not be a money-spinner like the work of their bestsellers, Frank Clune and Ion Idriess, because their editor Beatrice Davis took the initiative in encouraging ‘a different form of writing from the Bulleti ... (read more)