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Brendan Sargeant

Brendan Sargeant reviews 'In A Critical Condition' by John Docker

June 1984, no. 61 01 June 1984
John Docker has written an entertaining if uneven book on the history and politics of literary criticism in Australia. The subtitle of the book, ‘Struggles for control of Australian literature-then and now!’ along with the Pop Art cover, gives an indication of his combative and slightly melodramatic approach. The book is, however, extremely important and something of a landmark. It presents a ... (read more)