May. 12th, 2016

highlyeccentric: A woman in an A-line dress, balancing a book on her head, in front of bookshelves (Make reading sexy)
What am I reading right now? A book on Fatherhood in ME lit; Christina Stead's 'For Love Alone'

Recently finished:

No books, but two volumes of Meanjin.

Meanjin (Vol 75, #1)Meanjin by Jonathan Green

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Enjoyable and interesting read, although I was not impressed with either the poetry or the fiction in this edition.

I particularly recommend:
Gabrielle Chan's memoir-essay Another Country
Michael Slater's essay Real Men Do Hit Women,
and Shannon Burns' The Lumpen Critic, on class anxiety and impostor syndrome in academia.

I also absolutely disrecommend this appalling essay. Which, in addition to being a poorly-veiled rant about the evils of women and minorities in literary discussions, apparently failed to cite its sources.



Meanjin 3 2012Meanjin 3 2012 by Sally Heath

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Moderately interesting. I particularly enjoyed this Rebe Taylor essay on the national memory of Truganini, and the uses and abuses thereof.



Up Next: Got a book on sibling love in modern American lit, for starters.

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