June–July 2005, no. 272

June–July 2005, no. 272

Michael Williams reviews 'Dead Europe' by Christos Tsiolkas

Michael Williams

So often, the language used to discuss Australian literature is that of anxiety. A.A. Phillips’s ‘cultural cringe’, coined in 1950, is never far from the critical surface as readers and commentators grapple with questions of national and literary identity. The report of the 1995 Miles Franklin Award’s judges offers one such example ...