Here you’ll find a selection of my articles and thoughts on literature.
Becoming a heroine: “Madame Bovary, c’est moi.”
Courting Gen Y—postmodernism run amok
Editing GROUP 5 (the literature issue)
Germaine Greer v the rhapsodists of bardolatry
Guo Xingjian’s case for literature
Infidelity in literature: landscapes with ghosts
Intellectual journeys: books that changed lives
Leonard Woolf’s Defiant Virgins
Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature
Misery literature, publishing boom
Hi Adair. Following a stimulating day of unblocking, and a stimulating night of dancing around a bonfire (at Northey Street City Farm for Solstice!), I’m left trying to remember that part of your blog that you pointed me towards – the part about reading. Sorry, I’m a bit tired and information-saturated. I just recall that you told me about it when I was saying: I don’t get around to reading much lately and I feel that’s my main inadequacy. I need something to “kick me up the arse” so to speak! Thanks again. Lisa and I were very pleased to be unblocked. It only took a gentle nudge.
It was so good to see you again! Glad you had the energy to dance all night. Me? I climbed into bed at 8.20…
Nike Bourke’s article about reading like a writer: http://www.perilousadventures.net/0901/reading.html
I hope to see you at the Irish Club on June 30 for Kylie Kwong and John Birmingham. (Tell your friends!)