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J.A. Mead

J.A. Mead is an occasional reviewer.

J.A. Mead reviews 'Night Animals' by Bruce Pascoe

May 1987, no. 90 01 May 1987
It’s a favour to no-one to call him (certainly never her) ‘a modern Henry Lawson’ – as the back cover of Bruce Pascoe’s collection proclaims – because of the large and difficult questions that are raised. What does the name ‘Henry Lawson’ mean? ‘The Loaded Dog’, or ‘Water Them Geraniums’? The writer of humorous stories about the bush where life is animated by a huge and com ... (read more)