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Without a Paddle

$26.95

This is HEAT’s summer 2009-2010 edition, with a range of essays on literary topics, beginning with James Ley’s portrait of the great Samuel Johnson, on the occasion of his three hundredth birthday, so awkward in his personal life, so balanced in his moral judgements and his prose. Closer to home, Peter Craven, whose own orotund utterances have the flavour of Dr Johnson’s, reflects on Brian Matthews’ biography of Manning Clark. Poet and critic Kate Lilley, daughter of Dorothy Hewett, writes on the importance of filiation and inheritance in the American poet Susan Howe, herself the descendant of a distinguished line of writers. There is an interview with Michael Hofmann, renowned for his translations of Franz Kafka, Bertolt Brecht, Patrick Süskind and the novels of his father Gert Hofmann; while Josiane Behmoiras, en route to interview the priest of speed, Paul Virilio, in Paris, reflects on the wisdom of travel by air in an age of ecological concern. Saskia Beudel writes of the contemplative appreciation of landscape handed down through her family, both Australian and Dutch. In fiction, there are new stories by Brian Castro, displaying the virtuosity and wit in the handling of anxiety evident in his recently published novel The Bath Fugues, Linden Hyatt on the consequences of bereavement, Ronnie Scott on sex and smoking, and Luke Carman on the complications of social intercourse. There are new poems by Anthony Lawrence, Rose Lucas, Vivian Smith, Joanne Burns, Fay Zwicky, Ken Bolton, John Mateer, Pam Brown and more, and paintings by Melbourne artist Jon Campbell based on popular sayings like ‘Schnitz and Titz’, ‘Weak as Piss’ and the expression from which this issue draws its title, ‘Up Shit Creek…’
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ESSAYS

STORIES

  • Brian Castro – My Nervous Illness
  • Ronnie Scott – How He Smokes
  • Linden Hyatt – The Stone Ghost
  • Luke Carmen – The Easy Interactions of an Elegant Young Man
  • Peter Murphy – The Therapist of Truth and Lies

ART

POETRY

Fay Zwicky, Vivian Smith, Ken Bolton, Joel Scott, Michael Hofmann, Joanne Burns, Sam Byfield, Michael Farrell, Eddie Paterson, Lachlan Brown, Tim Edwards, Adrian Wiggins, Pam Brown, Chris Price, Patricia Sykes, Fiona Britton, Emaily Bitto, Anthony Lawrence, Roe Lucas, John Mateer, Prulisa McEvoy

Without a Paddle

HEAT 21, New series, 2009 

ISBN 978 1 920882 61 7, ISSN 1326-1460

HEAT21-cover-final Kate Lilley

Jena Woodhouse

Peter Craven

Saskia Beudel

Josiane Behmoiras

James Ley

Brian Castro

Ronnie Scott

Linden Hyatt

Luke Carmen

Fay Zwicky

Vivian Smith

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