Felicity Plunkett

Felicity Plunkett reviews 'The Romantic' by Kate Holden

Felicity Plunkett
Tuesday, 15 November 2011

For a book featuring a lot of sex, The Romantic – whose title could be ironic, acerbic, or hopeful – disgust is not the most obvious predominant motif readers might expect...

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Amateurs are untrained but fired by enthusiasm for their subject. By definition, an amateur is passionate about something (in this case love itself, being a lover, and Tilda, the loved object) but the word implies less seriousness than the word ‘science’ does, and can be a pejorative.

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Fiona Capp: My Blood's Country

Felicity Plunkett
Wednesday, 08 June 2011

The dummy’s arm

Felicity Plunkett

 

My Blood’s Country: In the Footsteps of Judith Wright
by Fiona Capp
Allen & Unwin, $27.99 pb, 217 pp, 9781741754872

 

Late in My Blood’s Country, Fiona Capp describes a dream that Meredith McKinney ...

Felicity Plunkett reviews 'Five Bells' by Gail Jones

Felicity Plunkett
Friday, 06 May 2011

At the heart of Gail Jones’s Five Bells is a hymn to Kenneth Slessor’s dazzling elegy of the same name, published in 1939.

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