In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Meanjin is Australia's leading journal of literature and ideas, now in its 81st year.
In the September edition of Meanjin . . .
The lead essay is a compelling piece from Kate Holden, looking at the great paradox of modern life- the many commonalities of human experience and our increasing isolation as atomised individuals . . . and this at a time when the most pressing, even existential, issues of the moment demand a collective response.
Other essays include-
Jennifer Mills on the sliding scale of literary dystopia...what's a writer of speculative fiction to do when the real world so quickly outpaces the world of dystopian imaginings?
Bruce Pascoe on the lost white orchids of Melbourne.
Lauren Rosewarne on the sexualisation of powerful men.
Chelsea Watego on the subtext of rascism behind poor, and sometimes fatal, outcomes for Indigenous Australians in the health system.
Jane Gilmore on why we talk about sexual assault when we mean rape.
Plus- Jim Davidson, Osman Faruqi, Ouyang Yu, James Valentine, Mohammed Massoud Morsi and more.
New fiction from- Jordan Prosser, Alex Sawyer, John Kinsella and Pip Smith.
Plus reviews and poetry.