We dream. Like posters over the wallpaper in
rented houses, like gestures of kindness in the Centrelink office.
We have reconstructed our cities
Cities remembered, reconstructed, reimagined are
traversed in this Meanjin. Subhash Jaireth returns to a Delhi navigated
with memories, maps and poetry. Chi Vu encounters competing stories, competing
identities, in contemporary Hanoi. Nikki Gemmell unravels a tale of thirst
and desire in the chaotic, dusty streets of Marrakesh.
Australias cities are revealed through the eyes
of immigrants alert to colonial substrates of settlement, expansion and
rebuilding; in the words of writers and architects who have found inspiration
in their iconic structures; and in the analysis of historians and social
theorists acknowledging Indigenous pasts and debating urban futures.
Also featured in this issue, Les Murray interviewed
by John Kinsella.
Sadly this edition of Meanjinis the last
to be edited by Stephanie Holt.
For the latest, see
Historical claims discredited in literary showdown
In an unprecedented move, overland has published a 12,000-word
erroneous claims by Quadrant about the massacres of Australian
Aborigines. Published in book form and titled The Massacre of Australian
History, overland 163 also features surprising responses to Robert
Mannes recently-released In Denial, which add new breadth to the
Stolen Generations debate. Read
- Gangland's Mark Davis on Towards
Ellis's withering response to Michael Warby's biography of Ellis
and its litany of errors;
- a previously unpublished story by the seventeen-year-old
Elizabeth Jolley, written after her stay at a Hitler youth camp in 1939;
- Cassandra Pybus reviews the latest round of
novels from some of the big boys of Australian letters: Carey, Moorhouse,
- and more!
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Salt Publishing produces: SALT
International Journal of Poetry and Poetics
# 14 - July 2001: is already underway and it is
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