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The well in the shadow : a writer's journey through Australian literature / Chester Eagle. (2010)

Authors: Eagle, Chester, 1933-
Publisher:Yarraville, Vic. : Transit Lounge,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 58 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 48 copies of this specific edition.
Subjects:
Also Titled:
  • Writer's journey through Australian literature
Author:
  • Eagle, Chester, 1933-
Edition:
  • 1st ed.
Physical Description:
  • x, 371 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary:
  • Award-winning Australian author Chester Eagle journeys through Australian literature offering engaging essays on the works of writers including Miles Franklin, Patrick White, George Johnston, Beverley Farmer, Helen Garner and Alexis Wright.
Contents:
  • Unfortunate affairs: a discussion of Maurice Guest (Henry Handel Richardson, 1908) and Monkey Grip (Helen Garner, 1977)
  • Jack and George: who owns a life? George Johnston's My Brother Jack as seen by Jack himself
  • Habe Dank! a writer's release: a short survey of helen Garner's first phase
  • Judith Wright: the basis of our nation? The generations of men (1959) and its themes reconsidered in The Cry for the Dead (1981)
  • Most theatrical when most personal: a consideration of Hal Porter's three volumes of autobiography: The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony, The Paper Chase, and The Extra
  • Private Manning &​ Private Bourne: Her Privates We: a discussion of The Middle Parts of Fortune, also known as Her Privates We
  • The teller of tales presents The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney
  • Keeping it in the family: one way to interpret the past: a look at All That Swagger (1936) by way of seeing how Miles Franklin reconciled her need to be at one with her nation's past, and with her family too, while expressing something of what she felt was the spirit of her time
  • The un-loving of Coonardoo: a white woman's version of a black woman's life
  • Sally Morgan's My Place: an Indian discovers she's Aboriginal: the struggle to find a way back
  • Where certainty lies, his father's world: some thoughts about the values inherent in Alan Marshall's writing
  • A broth of gems, the sky without mother: some thoughts about the way Hal Porter makes his readers complicit in what happens inside the writer's mind
  • The Eye of the Storm: but what is the storm? a short answer and a long one to a tricky question
  • Tomorrow and Tomorrow: Sydney burns and a future is revealed: what can we make of a long-disregarded novel?
  • More...
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Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 9780980571776 (pbk.) :
Dewey Number:
  • A820.80994
  • A820.803294
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 45011604
  • 45011604
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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