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Jennifer Dabbs

Jennifer Dabbs reviews 'Descent of Spirit: Writings of E.L. Grant Watson' edited by Dorothy Green

April 1990, no. 119 01 April 1990
In his scientific foreword to Descent of Spirit, E. J. Steele, currently a Visiting Fellow at the John Curtin School of Medicine in Canberra, asks: What is the connection between Science and Art? If there is a connecting link it surely must relate to our sixth intuitive, or integrative sense. It is this sense which the biological essays of E. L. Grant Watson directly address: he excites our sen ... (read more)

Jennifer Dabbs reviews 'The Tivington Nott' by Alex Miller

August 1989, no. 113 01 August 1989
Don’t be put off by the cover of Alex Miller’s most recent novel, where a stag-at-bay is invoked, rather reminiscent of an early century front parlour picture. Although this novel is firmly set in period and place, it simply cannot be understated as the definitive deer-hunting tale. There is also the powerful universal sub-theme of the outsider searching for meaning and identity in a society f ... (read more)