Tirra Lirra by the River

A Novel

Author: Jessica Anderson

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612193897

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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One of Australia’s most celebrated novels: one woman’s journey from Australia to London Nora Porteous, a witty, ambitious woman from Brisbane, returns to her childhood home at age seventy. Her life has taken her from a failed marriage in Sydney to freedom in London; she forged a modest career as a seamstress and lived with two dear friends through the happiest years of her adult life. At home, the neighborhood children she remembers have grown into compassionate adults. They help to nurse her back from pneumonia, and slowly let her in on the dark secrets of the neighborhood in the years that have lapsed. With grace and humor, Nora recounts her desire to escape, the way her marriage went wrong, the vanity that drove her to get a facelift, and one romantic sea voyage that has kept her afloat during her dark years. Her memory is imperfect, but the strength and resilience she shows over the years is nothing short of extraordinary. A book about the sweetness of escape, and the mix of pain and acceptance that comes with returning home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Imagined Australia

Reflections Around the Reciprocal Construction of Identity Between Australia and Europe

Author: Renata Summo-O'Connell

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783034300087

Category: History

Page: 401

View: 4270

From "Terra Nullius" to Land of Opportunities and Last Frontier, the European dream has constructed and deconstructed Australia to feed its imagination of new societies. At the same time Australia has over the last two centuries forged and re-invented its own liaisons with Europe arguably to carve out its identity. From the arts to social sciences, to society itself, a complex dynamic has grown between the two continents in ways that invite study and discussion. A transnational research group has begun its collective investigation project of which this first volume is the outcome. The book is a substantial multidisciplinary collection of current research and offers critical perspectives on culture, literature and history around themes at the heart of the "Imagined Australia" project. The essays instigate reflection, discovery and discussion of how reciprocal imagining between Australia and Europe has articulated itself and ways and dimensions in which a relationship between communities, imagined and not, has unfolded.

A Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English

Author: Erin Fallon,R.C. Feddersen,James Kurtzleben,Maurice A. Lee,Susan Rochette-Crawley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135976295

Category: Reference

Page: 464

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Although the short story has existed in various forms for centuries, it has particularly flourished during the last hundred years. Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English includes alphabetically-arranged entries for 50 English-language short story writers from around the world. Most of these writers have been active since 1960, and they reflect a wide range of experiences and perspectives in their works. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes biography, a review of existing criticism, a lengthier analysis of specific works, and a selected bibliography of primary and secondary sources. The volume begins with a detailed introduction to the short story genre and concludes with an annotated bibliography of major works on short story theory.

Tennyson Among the Novelists

Author: John Morton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441176624

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 6702

Until now, the study of literary allusion has focused on allusions made by poets to other poets. In Tennyson Among the Novelists, John Morton presents the first book-length account of the presence of a poet's work in works of prose fiction. As well as shedding new light on the poems of Tennyson and their reception history, Morton covers a wide variety of novelists including Thomas Hardy, James Joyce, Evelyn Waugh, and Andrew O'Hagan, offering a fresh look at their approach to writing. Morton shows how Tennyson's poetry, despite its frequent depreciation by critics, has survived as a vivifying presence in the novel from the Victorian period to the present day.

The Imaginative Landscape 2012

Author: Robert Beardwood,Insight Publications,Timothy Roberts

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1921411376

Category: English language

Page: 92

View: 2514

Insight Contexts provides students with a variety of writing tips and strategies for developing excellent Context responses.

Nine Lives

Author: Susan Sheridan

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702247413

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 282

View: 2215

In the decades after World War II, the literary scene in Australia flourished: local writers garnered international renown and local publishers sought and produced more Australian books. The traditional view of this postwar period is of successful male writers, with women still confined to the domestic sphere. In Nine Lives, Susan Sheridan rewrites the pages of history to foreground the women writers who contributed equally to this literary renaissance. Sheridan traces the early careers of nine Australian women writers born between 1915 and 1925, who each achieved success between the mid 1940s and 1970s. Judith Wright and Thea Astley published quickly to resounding critical acclaim, while Gwen Harwood's frustration with chauvinistic literary editors prompted her pseudonymous poetry. Fiction writers Elizabeth Jolley, Amy Witting and Jessica Anderson remained unpublished until they were middle-aged; Rosemary Dobson, Dorothy Hewett and Dorothy Auchterlonie Green started strongly as poets in the 1940s, but either reduced their output or fell silent for the next twenty years.Sheridan considers why their careers developed differently from the careers of their male counterparts and how they balanced marriage, family and writing. This illuminating group biography offers a fresh perspective on mid-twentieth century Australian literature, and the women writers who helped to shape it.

The Burning Library

Our Great Novelists Lost and Found

Author: Geordie Williamson

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921961236

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 5726

A perfect introduction to Australian literature, The Burning Library explores the lives and work of some of our greatest novelists. Alarmed by the increasingly marginal status of Australian literature in the academy, Williamson has set out to reintroduce us to those key writers whose works we may have forgotten or missed altogether. His focus is on fiction that gives pleasure, and he is ardent in defence of books that for whatever reason sit uneasily in the present moment. The Burning Library is a dynamic act of reclamation inspired by Miles Franklin's claim that a nation that fails to acknowledge its literary treasures is 'neither preserved nor developed, but only defaced'. Writers discussed in this collection: M. Barnard Eldershaw Xavier Herbert Christina Stead Dal Stivens Patrick White Jessica Anderson Sumner Locke Elliott Amy Witting Olga Masters David Ireland Elizabeth Harrower Thomas Keneally Randolph Stow Gerald Murnane Geordie Williamson is chief literary critic of the Australian newspaper, a position he has held since 2008, though his essays and reviews have been appearing in newspapers and magazines here and in the UK for over a decade. In 2011, he won the Pascall Prize for criticism, Australia's only major national prize awarded for critical writing. textpublishing.com.au

Title Deeds

Author: Liza Campbell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448154448

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 9275

Liza Campbell was the last child to be born at Cawdor Castle, as featured in Macbeth. Her father Hugh, the 25th Thane of Cawdor, inherited good looks,wealth, an ancient title, three stately homes and 100,000 acres of land. But increasingly overwhelmed by his enormous responsibilities, Hugh turned to drink, drugs, and extramarital affairs. Until the castle was transformed into an arena of reckless profligacy, abuse and terrifying domestic violence, leading to the abrupt termination of a legacy that had been passed down through the family for six hundred years. Title Deeds is a dark yet funny, contemporary fairy story about growing up in an old family where ancient curses and grisly past events are matched by the turmoil of a confusing and frightening present. Liza Campbell shows how even enormous wealth and privilege can hide unspoken abuse and misery: and what it is like to watch your father destroy himself and everything he holds dear.


A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility

Author: Allie Esiri,Rachel Kelly

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857865587

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

View: 7219

If you need cheering up... If you need guidance... If you want to laugh... If you need courage... Sometimes only a poem will do. In this magical new collection of our best-loved poems, selected and introduced by the creators of the bestselling app iF Poems, discover the joy, solace and beauty of poetry with your family. Whether you're after a poem that is charming, funny, sad, silly, magical, sleepy, long or short, there's something in here for everyone. From Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat to Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade to Eliot's Macavity the Mystery Cat, these are poems to pass down the generations. A favourite poem will stay with you for life, and this beautifully illustrated collection for children aged 0 to 90 is sure to delight and entertain for years to come.

Green Glass Beads

A Collection of Poems for Girls

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447213831

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 5158

'The joy for me is that this is my anthology, and I love every single poem in this book.' Jacqueline Wilson This is a gorgeous, stunningly produced collection of classic and modern poems that girls will turn to again and again throughout their lives. Jacqueline has taken great delight in selecting and arranging her favourite poems for this book, and you can hear her voice in the beautiful poems she has chosen, making it a truly personal collection. There are poems that will make you smile, laugh, frown and cry, and poems that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Masterplots II.

Women's literature series

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Salem PressInc


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2591

View: 7496

Contains 536 essays that examine the most important books of fiction and nonfiction authored by women.

Victorian Literature

An Anthology

Author: Victor Shea,William Whitla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118329023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1008

View: 2493

Victorian Literature is a comprehensive and fully annotated anthology with a flexible design that allows teachers and students to pursue traditional or innovative lines of inquiry – from the canon to its extensions and its contexts. Represents the period’s major writers of prose, poetry, drama, and more, including Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontës Promotes an ideologically and culturally varied view of Victorian society with the inclusion of women, working-class, colonial, and gay and lesbian writers Incorporates recent scholarship with 5 contextual sections and innovative sub-sections on topics like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; sex and sexuality; melodrama and comedy; the Irish question; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print culture Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field with a focus on social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors Includes a fully annotated companion website for teachers and students offering expanded context sections, additional readings from key writers, appendices, and an extensive bibliography

Contemporary Novelists

Author: Lesley Henderson,Noelle Watson

Publisher: St James Press

ISBN: 9781558620360

Category: American fiction

Page: 1053

View: 1777

Contains entries for each author with a biography, a list of separately published books, and an essay.

Alles, was ich bin


Author: Anna Funder

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104020035

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8980

Ein Meisterwerk über Mut und Menschlichkeit Das Deutschland der wilden Zwanziger und die politisch zerrissenen Jahre danach: Drei Menschen, drei Schicksale, die Flucht vor der Gestapo nach London, der leidenschaftliche Kampf um Freiheit und Leben: Basierend auf einer wahren Geschichte beleuchtet Anna Funder in ihrem Roman packend und mitreißend eine Liebesgeschichte in Zeiten großen Aufruhrs.

Australian Writers, 1975-2000

Author: Selina Samuels

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 484

View: 5397

Essays on the literary historiography of Australia provide an overview of prominent and influential Australian writers of the literary and cultural movements from 1975 to 2000. A period marked by strong female voices and concern to represent the female experience. Discusses the wide stylistic sweep of the Australian writers of this period; the diversity of poetry, dramatists who wrote scripts for movies and television and traditional genres such as fiction and drama.