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The day after

Honey I Blew Up The Party?

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s finding this morning a bit of a letdown after the madness of the last few days. Lunchtime already and no challenges for the Liberal leadership? No open treachery or attacks upon colleagues? Even the ABC’s no longer broadcasting live from Canberra. It’s a bit like the day after Christmas.

Anyway, if you’re after something to brighten up the emptiness of your post #spill day, you might want to hustle down to the shop and pick up the December issue of the Australian Literary Review, which is available free in today’s Australian. As usual some of the highlights are available online, not least Inga Clendinnen’s on Noel Pearson’s manifesto to rebuild indigenous communities, Peter Pierce on Thomas Keneally and Rowan Callick on criminal justice in China, as well as a long piece by yours truly about the Australian lit mag scene (obviously the real highlight of the issue) but a lot isn’t, so if you can lay your hands on a copy of the print edition, do.

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Adam G #

    Don’t worry, the NSW Labour Right will always be there when you need ’em.

    December 4, 2009
  2. Adam G #

    God, been in SF waaay too long, forgotten how to spell Labor 😉

    December 4, 2009
  3. Jack Robertson #

    Oh, what a complete bloody cyber-illiterate plonker.

    James, I was going to drop a comment here applauding your current piece in the ALR, but like a total dinosaur tool I accidently posted it into the comments box over at ALR, from which I was cut-n-pasting a particular quote to admire.
    Keep an eye on that site for it if interested. They might have shut down for the year.

    Shorter Jack: top piece. Loud huzzah! Bit hard on Quadders, but. But-but-but point about PIR debate. Bit of friendly sitrring. Shameless link-whoring to my current article in Quaddy. Agreement on Kindly Ones. Best wishes to your pen for 2010.

    *Sighs, f**ks off, complete-goosefully*

    December 5, 2009
  4. Ta – I’ll keep an eye out for the original. And best to you for the break as well.

    December 5, 2009

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