Lost in the bowels

Recasting Helen Garner as an MFA craft seminar
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May 2022, no. 442
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On Helen Garner: Writers on writers by Sean O’Beirne

Black Inc., $17.99 hb, 138 pp

Lost in the bowels

Recasting Helen Garner as an MFA craft seminar
by
May 2022, no. 442
Helen Garner (photograph by Darren James/Text Publishing)
Helen Garner (photograph by Darren James/Text Publishing)

Oh, how I detest tiny books – those cutesy little hardbacks that are sold next to the novelty bookmarks and greeting cards. 101 Reasons Why Dogs/Cats Are Better Than Cats/Dogs; Inspo quotes for Insta feminists; The Pocket Marcus Aurelias (for the stoic on-the-go); The Pocket Tarot (for the soothsayer on-the-go); The Tao of Something. They are the literary equivalent of supermarket checkout chocolates – sugar-fix books. Stocking stuffers. Gag gifts. Op-shop cloggers. Toilet-floor lint collectors.

Beejay Silcox reviews 'On Helen Garner: Writers on writers' by Sean O’Beirne

On Helen Garner: Writers on writers

by Sean O’Beirne

Black Inc., $17.99 hb, 138 pp

Buy this book

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