David Malouf


Author: Don Randall
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1847796036
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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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.

Typewriter Music


Author: David Malouf
Publisher: UQP
ISBN: 9780702236310
Category: Australian poetry
Page: 85
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David Malouf's brilliant collection of poems begins with a memory of new love - with 'grace unasked for, urgencies that boom under the pocket of a shirt' - and ends in the intimate territory of the long-familiar where there is no need for words. This volume is marked by an astonishing breadth of intelligence and erudition, yet steps lightly among the objects of our lives and the wonder of everyday replenishments. Everywhere the poems affirm the mystical delights of music, angels and fields where 'first to gather are the starlings in unquiet flocks. Then quietly, the stars'. (To read some poetry, see the AI)

The Complete Stories


Author: David Malouf
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1742758452
Category: Fiction
Page: 521
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Thirty-one epic stories from Australia's award-winning author David Malouf. David Malouf's imagination inhabits shocking violence, quick humor, appealing warmth and harsh cruelty with equal intensity. He shares tales of bookish boys, taciturn men and intimate stories of men and women looking for something they seem to have missed, or missed out on. This is a comprehensive compilation of David's shorter work. Stories are set in the stark and challenging Australian interior and the more lush and mysterious coastal enclaves; others are set in Australia's past. The youthful dreams, physical desires and mental despair of Malouf's richly varied characters as they explore their place in the world are always moving and universal. Readers won't want to skim a single page of the 31 stories in this epic collection, a few of which are novella length. Together, they represent a quarter-century of a formidable craftsman's career.

David Malouf

A Celebration
Author: Ivor Indyk,Nicholas Jose,Judith Rodreguez,Vivian Smith,David Malouf
Publisher: National Library Australia
ISBN: 0642107459
Category: Authors, Australian
Page: 41
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DAVID MALOUF: A CELEBRATION, compiled and introduced by Ivor Indyk, brings together four essays that pay tribute to one of Australia's leading writers. The engaging voices of David Malouf's four friends who are also fellow authors' speak of their varied and unique experiences of Malouf and his art.

Harland's Half Acre


Author: David Malouf
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409042294
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Born on a poor dairy farm in Queensland, Frank Harland's life is centred on his great artistic gift, his passionate love for his father and four brothers and his need to repossess, through a patch of land, his family's past. The story spans Frank's life; from before the First World War, through years as a swaggie in the Great Depression and Brisbane in the forties, to his retirement to a patch of Australian scrub where he at last takes possession of his dream. Harland's Half Acre tells how a man sets out to recover the land his ancestors discovered and then lost and how, in fulfilment, this vision becomes a new reality.

Ransom


Author: David Malouf
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448113342
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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In this exquisite gem of a novel, David Malouf shines new light on Homer's Iliad, adding twists and reflections, as well as flashes of earthy humour, to surprise and enchant. Lyrical, immediate and heartbreaking, Malouf's fable engraves the epic themes of the Trojan war onto a perfect miniature - themes of war and heroics, hubris and humanity, chance and fate, the bonds between soldiers, fathers and sons, all brilliantly recast for our times.

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.

Jenseits von Babylon

Roman
Author: David Malouf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783552048072
Category: Aboriginal Australians
Page: 238
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Mitte des vorigen Jahrhunderts wird von spielenden Kindern ein seltsames Wesen, halb Mensch, halb Tier entdeckt. Die Familie McIvor nimmt Gemmy, der vor Jahren von Matrosen ins Meer geworfen wurde, bei sich auf.

Johnno


Author: David Malouf
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702258032
Category: Fiction
Page: 247
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"Despite Johnno's assertion that Brisbane was absolutely the ugliest place in the world, I had the feeling as I walked across deserted intersections, past empty parks with their tropical trees all spiked and sharp-edged in the early sunlight, that it might even be beautiful ... " Johnno is a typical Australian who refuses to be typical. His disorderly presence can disturb the staleness of his home town or destroy the tranquillity of a Greek landscape. An affectionately outrageous portrait, David Malouf's first novel recreates the war-conscious forties, the pubs and brothels of the fifties, and the years away treading water overseas.

An Imaginary Life


Author: David Malouf
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409027392
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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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.

David Malouf's Ransom


Author: Yvonne Smith
Publisher: Insight Publications
ISBN: 1921411643
Category:
Page: 67
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Text guide with detailed analysis of plots, characters and theme of David Malouf's Ransom.

The Conversations At Curlew Creek


Author: David Malouf
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409042448
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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The year is 1827, and in a remote hut on the high plains of New South Wales, two strangers spend the night in talk. One, Carney, an illiterate Irishman, ex-convict and bushranger, is to be hanged at dawn. The other, Adair, also Irish, is the police officer who has been sent to supervise the hanging. As the night wears on, the two discover unexpected connections between their lives, and learn new truths. Outside the hut, Adair's troopers sit uneasily, reflecting on their own pasts and futures, waiting for the morning to come. With ironic humour and in prose of starkly evocative power, the novel moves between Australia and Ireland to explore questions of nature and justice, reason and un-reason, the workings of fate, and the small measure of freedom a man may claim in the face of death. A new novel by Malouf is a major event; The Conversations At Curlow Creek will confirm him as one of the greatest novelists of our time.

Quarterly Essay 12 Made in England

Australia's British Inheritance
Author: David Malouf
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1921825111
Category: Social Science
Page: 120
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In the fourth Quarterly Essay of 2003, David Malouf looks at Australia's bond with Britain and wonders whether it wasn't the Mother Country which did most of the giving. This is an essay which presents British civilisation, the civilisation of Shakespeare and the Enlightenment and the Westminster system, as the irreducible ground on which any Australian achievement is based. Britain has always been the tolerant parent, and an older Australia could be both intensely patriotic and see itself as what it was, a transplantation of Britain. This relationship did not exclude America but it made for a sometimes complicated threesome of nations. This is a brilliant, deeply meditated essay by one of our finest writers about the traditions that shaped Australia and which connect it to one of the mightier traditions in world history. "... Made in England is ... a case of one of Australia's most eminent novelists allowing himself to imagine, and by imagining to analyse, the hopes and glories, once and future, that were part of this new Britannia." —Peter Craven, Introduction "Any argument for [the republic] based on the need to make a final break with Britain will fail." —David Malouf, Made In England

Imagined Lives

A Study of David Malouf
Author: Philip Neilsen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 253
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This revised edition gives a detailed analysis of David Malouf''s novels and discusses some of his poems as they relate to his fiction. Includes a chronology, references, a bibliography and an index. One in the series 'Studies in Australian Literature'.The author is associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism at QUT. His other works include 'The Art of Lying'and 'Life Movies'.

Earth Hour


Author: David Malouf
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
ISBN: 9781459691384
Category:
Page: 40
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A breathtaking new volume of poetry from an Australian literary icon. In his first full volume of poetry since Typewriter Music in 2007, David Malouf once again shows us why he is one of Australia's most enduring and respected writers. David Malouf's new collection comes to rest at the perfect, still moment of 'silence, following talk' after its exploration of memory, imagination and mortality. With elegance and wit, these poems move from profound depths to whimsy and playfulness. As Malouf interweaves light and dark, levity and gravity, he offers a vision of life on 'this patch/ of earth and its green things', charting the resilience of beauty amidst stubborn human grace.

The Great World


Author: David Malouf
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409042359
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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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.

Remembering Babylon

Winner of the International Dublin Literary Award 1996
Author: David Malouf
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409042324
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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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.