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.
Author: Jessica Anderson
Publisher: Melville House
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.
Author: Anna Funder
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
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.
Reflections Around the Reciprocal Construction of Identity Between Australia and Europe
Author: Renata Summo-O'Connell
Publisher: Peter Lang
Die Geschichte, mit der die 26-jährige Irmgard Keun 1931 über Nacht berühmt wurde. Gilgi, ein Mädchen im Köln der 1920er Jahre, gibt ihre Stelle als Sekretärin auf und zieht von Zuhause aus, weil sie das bevormundete Dasein bei den Eltern satt hat. Doch auch das "weiche, zerflossene, bedenkenlose" Leben mit dem Schriftsteller Martin ist keine Alternative, und aus ihrem Leben, sagt Gilgi, "soll nicht so'n Strindberg-Drama werden". Und da nimmt sie es wieder in die eigenen Hände und macht sich wirklich auf den Weg in die Selbstständigkeit.
Author: Irmgard Keun
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
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.
Author: Erin Fallon,R.C. Feddersen,James Kurtzleben,Maurice A. Lee,Susan Rochette-Crawley
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.
Author: John Morton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
Insight Contexts provides students with a variety of writing tips and strategies for developing excellent Context responses.
Author: Robert Beardwood,Insight Publications,Timothy Roberts
Publisher: Insight Publications
Category: English language
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.
Author: Susan Sheridan
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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
Our Great Novelists Lost and Found
Author: Geordie Williamson
Publisher: Text Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Author: Liza Campbell
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'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.
A Collection of Poems for Girls
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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
Author: Victor Shea,William Whitla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility
Author: Allie Esiri,Rachel Kelly
Publisher: Canongate Books
Contains 536 essays that examine the most important books of fiction and nonfiction authored by women.
Women's literature series
Author: Frank Northen Magill
Publisher: Salem PressInc
Category: Literary Criticism
What are the classic works of Australian literature? And what can they tell us about ourselves and the land we live in? Providing a selected overview of Australia's greatest literature, Australian Classics is an accessible companion to our literature and a story of writing in Australia from the nineteenth century to the present. Australian Classics celebrates many of the country's beloved novels, poems, short stories, children's books and seminal works of non-fiction. It also contains contributions on their favourite Australian books from many distinguished writers and readers, including Helen Garner, Les Murray and Tim Winton. Australian Classics is an impassioned and inspiring feast of the great writing that makes exalted readers of us all and a testament to the wide-ranging and remarkable literature of this continent
50 Great Writers and Their Celebrated Work
Author: Jane Gleeson-White
Contains entries for each author with a biography, a list of separately published books, and an essay.
Author: Lesley Henderson,Noelle Watson
Publisher: St James Press
Category: American fiction