12 Edmondstone Street

Author: David Malouf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409015556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Each house, like each place, has its own topography, its own lore. A complex history comes down to us, through household jokes and anecdotes, odd family habits, and irrational superstitions, that forever shapes what we see and the way in which we see it. Beginning with his childhood home, David Malouf moves on to show other landmarks in his life, and the way places and things create our private worlds. Written with humour and uncompromising intelligence, 12 Edmondstone Street is an unforgettable portrait of one man's life.

Teaching Australian Literature

Author: Brenton Doecke,Larissa McLean Davies,Philip Mead

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 1743050453

Category: Australian literature

Page: 388

View: 8383


This volume brings together teachers, teacher educators, creative writers and literary scholars in a joint inquiry that takes a fresh look at what it means to teach Australian literature. The essays assembled in this volume transcend the divisions that have sometimes marred debates about the place of Australian literature in the school curriculum.

David Malouf

Author: Don Randall

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847796036

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 2382


Don Randall’s comprehensive study situates Malouf within the field of contemporary international and postcolonial writing, but without losing sight of the author’s affiliation with Australian contexts. The book presents an original reading of Malouf, finding the unity of his work in the continuity of his ethical concerns: for Malouf, human lives find their value in transformations, specifically in instances of self-overcoming that encounters with difference or otherness provoke. However, the book is fully aware of, and informed by, the quite ample body of criticism on Malouf, and thus provides readers with a broad-based understanding of how Malouf’s works have been received and assessed. It is an effective companion volume for studies in postcolonial or Australian literature, for any study project in which Malouf figures prominently.

The Great World

Author: David Malouf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409042359

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8753


Every city, town and village has its memorial to war. Nowhere are these more eloquent than in Australia, generations of whose young men have enlisted to fight other people's battles - from Gallipoli and the Somme to Malaya and Vietnam. In The Great World, his finest novel yet, David Malouf gives a voice to that experience. But The Great World is more than a novel of war. Ranging over seventy years of Australian life, from Sydney's teeming King's Cross to the tranquil backwaters of the Hawkesbury River, it is a remarkable novel of self-knowledge and lost innocence, of survival and witness.

Words to Walk by

Author: Todd Barr,Rodney Sullivan

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702235177

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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Nick Earls, Janette Turner Hospital, David Malouf, John Birmingham, Andrew McGahan, Thea Astley, Venero Armanno, Rebecca Sparrow, Thomas ShapcottFrom Malouf to McGahan, from Shapcott to Sparrow, Words to Walk Byunveils Brisbane through the lives and works of the city's best-loved authors. With 25 scenic walks through Brisbane's literary past and present, this pocket-sized guide is the essential accessory for walking enthusiasts, history and literary buffs alike.The walks, complete with detailed maps, span from the city to the bayside suburbs, covering Brisbane's landmark cultural and historical sites, while taking in the iconic sub-tropical landscape.Explore Brisbane's rich literary heritage by re-discovering your favourite novels, characters and settings, and learning about the writers who created them.

An Imaginary Life

Author: David Malouf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409027392

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 5248


In the first century AD, Publius Ovidius Naso, the most urbane and irreverant poet of imperial Rome, was banished to a remote village on the edge of the Black Sea. From these sparse facts, one of our most distinguished novelists has fashioned an audacious and supremely moving work of fiction. Marooned on the edge of the known world, exiled from his native tongue, Ovid depends on the kindness of barbarians who impate their dead and converse with the spirit world. But then he becomes the guardian of a still more savage creature, a feral child who has grown up among deer. What ensues is a luminous encounter between civilization and nature, as enacted by a poet who once catalogued the treacheries of love and a boy who slowly learns how to give it.

Workbook 2

Author: Julie Arnold,Lynda Wall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107693667

Category: English language

Page: N.A

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Remembering Babylon

Author: David Malouf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409042324

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8502


A searing and magnificent picture of Australia at the moment of its foundation, with early settlers staking out their small patch of land and terrified by the harsh and alien continent. Focussing on the hostility between the early British inhabitants and the native Aborigines. Remembering Bablyon tells the tragic and compelling story of a boy who finds himself caught between the two worlds. Shot through with humour, and written with the poetic intensity that characterised Malouf's An Imaginary Life, this is a novel of epic scope yet it is simple, compassionate and universal: a classic.