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Rundle: with the ALR gone, time to rethink our public sphere

Battle was joined again, in the pages of The Drum, over the corpse of The Australian Literary Review, the twice-dead journal once wrapped in the clammy embrace of The Australian.

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Craven on reviewing and Rundle — ‘the blustering sook’

He’s such a weird and lopsided character, Guy Rundle. It’s a mystery how this man who can be so intelligent can also carry on in such a mad dog undergraduatish way, says theatre critic Peter Craven.

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Rundle on Craven: come, come, Peter, get with the program

Guy Rundle responds to Peter Craven’s critique of Godzone, a show he did recently with Max Gillies. Is he just jealous?

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The play’s the thing missing from the PEN anthology

The great, the good and my good friend Peter Craven have already weighed in on the issue of “progressive inclusion” of indigenous writing in the new Macquarie Australian lit anthology. But the omission of drama is the real scandal.

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Black Canons: Peter Craven writes back

Meanjin editor Sophie Cunningham took Peter Craven to task for his review of the latest Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature. Here Peter Craven replies.

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If Sci-fi is a genre, then so is Literature

While the debate rages over Peter Craven’s criticism of Aboriginal writing in the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature WH Chong considers a wider question.

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A hornet’s nest in the garden at Lit Land

Simon Hughes defends Peter Craven’s controversial critique of The Macquarie Pen Anthology of Australian Literature.

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The black and white of the Australian literary canon

Peter Craven’s highly theatrical review of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature in the September issue of Australian Book Review is worth picking a fight over, says Sophie Cunningham.

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ALR’s Craven suffers a bad case of literary road rage

Next week, one of those literary willy willies will doubtless rise from the pages of Wednesday’s September issue of the Australian Literary Review, writes Tony Taylor.

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