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Camera obscura / Kathryn Lomer. (2008)

Authors: Lomer, Kathryn, 1958-
Publisher:St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 41 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 40 copies of this specific edition.
Frontyard Notes:BFs Studio
Subjects:
Also Titled:
  • Camera obscura
Author:
  • Lomer, Kathryn, 1958-
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • 238 p. ; 20 cm.
Target Audience:
  • Adult
  • General
Summary:
  • The central preoccupation of the collection which I read as variations on a theme, is found in one of the most effective, 'Kafka's House': the problems of the desire for freedom from restrictions and the resulting ambivalence, for one feeds off the other, there is always the other side of the coin. In the story some say that if Kafka lived in a real house instead of cramped, crowded quarters, he would never have written famous works, or may not have written a all. The human situation in which this apparently trite observation occurs delicately treats fine balances between freedom and confinement in the lives of two friends and ex-lovers. The real life story sets up a kind of fable for exploring the ambivalence of the theme. As one, if not both, the characters are writers there is a playful self-reflexive dimension to the story, as in some others, of the artist's need for freedom and the encroachments upon it.
Contents:
  • Camera obscura
  • Blood harvest
  • Sojourn
  • Kafka's house
  • How much sugar?
  • On hold
  • Pram rage
  • Adult education
  • Losing faith
  • Surprise, surprise
  • Ceiling of an umbrella shop
  • Emerald Princess
  • Ice
  • Santa's little helper
  • Class of '73
  • Poem of the sea
  • Here be dragons.
  • More...
  • More...
Notes:
  • Title appears in square brackets that is as [Camera obscura] on t.p. and cover.
  • Qld Premier's Literary Awards - Shortlist, 2008.
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 9780702235979 (pbk.) :
Dewey Number:
  • A823.4
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 49986221
  • 49986221
  • 42102553
  • 42102553
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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