New Southern Cross Review
- Those of you who are fans of the Southern Cross Review will be interested
to know that a new issue has come out.
The SouthernCross Review, Number 6 (July-August) is now on the web at
Before the usual brief description of the contents of this issue, we would
like to bring your attention to something new. The SouthernCross Review
has become an e-book publisher. Well almost. At this point there are only
two books available: "Favela Children", by Ute Craemer, and "The Girl in
the Floppy Hat and a Dozen More Stories", by Frank Thomas Smith. We are
using another website for this, but as soon as the technology is in place
we intend to do the whole job ourselves, and with a select list of books.
Under "Social Issues", Ute Craemer's Favela Children continues to be
serialized (despite the fact that it's now also available in its entirety
as an e-book.)
"Science" introduces Tom Mellet and his ideas about the great German poet
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, as a scientist. Not many of us realized that
Goethe was also a scientist, a swimming-against-the-current one of course,
so this article will be an eye-opener.
The "Education" section offers an article with the intriguing title
"Cleaning up a Toxic Childhood" by Joan Almon, coordinator of the
"Alliance for Childhood" in the United States.
The "Fiction" section (my favorite) contains four stories: "The
Gift" by Anita Crocus, with an Uruguayan background; Norman Lock's most
original story, "Hunting Icebergs" that features the Titanic, John Phillip
Souza and a cast of cast-offs; Dierdre Maultsaid returns with a family
crisis story called "When Night Falls"; and another of Gaither Stewart'
Mexican tales rounds up the list.
The "Children's Corner" retells a Toba Indian legend that is strikingly
similar to the biblical Noah's ark - but without the water.
Frank Thomas Smith
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