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Tilting at Windmills reviewed in

The Weekend Australian

'Phillip Edmonds’s Tilting at Windmills: The Literary Magazine in Australia 1968-2012, arrives, then, at in interesting moment. Edmonds is a lecturer at the University of Adelaide and a former editor of literary magazines, including Adelaide’s Wet Ink. He is a thoughtful partisan for Australian journals, and if his scholarly rigour sometimes obscures the wilder shores of the little magazine scene in recent decades, there is enough drollery and anecdote left to indicate just how dynamic and plain good fun Ozlit culture has been over time.'

Tilting at Windmills





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review here.

'Edmonds’s monograph is quietly passionate about the enduring worth of literary magazines. It is also, as is appropriate for a man who has devoted many years to their production and dissemination, a rolling elegy. He knows that our national circumstances have hamstrung the possibility of a more established literary culture.'

Geordie Williamson, Chief Literary Critic, The Australian

 

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