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 Read reviewDavid Malouf: The Complete Stories
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David Malouf: The Complete Stories

David Malouf

David Malouf's imagination inhabits shocking violence, quick humour, appealing warmth and harsh cruelty with equal intensity. This is a comprehensive compilation of David's shorter work. Stories are set in the hardscrabble...

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The Writing Life
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The Writing Life

David Malouf

Who else, but a writer, is really able to interrogate the work of other writers? From Christina Stead, Les Murray and Patrick White to Proust, Shakespeare and Charlotte Bronte, David Malouf reads and examines the work of writers...

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David Malouf
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David Malouf

Don Randall

Don Randall's comprehensive study situates acclaimed author David Malouf within the field of contemporary international and psotcolonial writing, but without losing sight of the author's affiliation with Australian contexts. The...

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Johnno
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Johnno

David Malouf

David Malouf's first novel is a rare classic, evoking an Australian boyhood in the forties, the pubs and brothels of the fifties, and the years away treading water overseas. An affectionately outrageous portrait, Johnno...

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David Malouf
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David Malouf

Don Randall

The international importance of David Malouf's writing has been acknowledged by several prestigious international awards. This comprehensive study situates Malouf within the field of contemporary international and postcolonial...

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A First Place
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A First Place

David Malouf

In celebration of 80 years of life, autobiographical writings that illustrate the character and approach to life of award-winning and much-loved writer, David Malouf.

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Earth Hour

David Malouf

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.  

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Remembering Babylon
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Remembering Babylon

David Malouf

Focusing on the hostility between the early British inhabitants and the native Aborigines, this book tells the tragic and compelling story of a boy who finds himself caught between the two worlds.

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Quarterly Essay 12
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Quarterly Essay 12

David Malouf

Australia's British inheritance is a paradox that has preoccupied much of Malouf's fiction, and now it gives rise to a brilliant essay exploring Australia's connection with our one-time 'mother-country'. Malouf ponders the...

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Johnno
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Johnno

David Malouf

Semi-autobiographical, the novel perfectly captures the ragged modernisation of Brisbane and the sense of a generation locked in combat with the elusive Australian Dream.

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12 Edmondstone Street
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12 Edmondstone Street

David Malouf

First published in 1985, this book combines autobiography with a sense of the ways in which the objects with which we surround ourselves, and the places in which we live, build our private maps of reality and shape our personal...

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An Imaginary Life
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An Imaginary Life

David Malouf

The Roman poet Ovid, exiled to a remote village on the edge of the Black Sea, tells the story of his meeting with a feral boy, brought up among wild animals in the snow. It is a luminous encounter between civilization and nature.

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Dream Stuff
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Dream Stuff

David Malouf

From the image of a small boy entranced by his mother's GI escort, to the portrait of an adult writer trying to piece together a defining image of his late father, this book presents stories that conjure up the memories and events...

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Revolving Days: Selected Poems
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Revolving Days: Selected Poems

David Malouf

An up-to-the-minute selection by one of Australia's most distinguished poets. Malouf's best poems, with their grace and intelligence, remain among the finest examples of the Australian lyric. An essential compendium for all lovers...

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Remembering Babylon
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Remembering Babylon

David Malouf

In the 1840s, a ship's boy cast ashore in northern Australia is taken in by Aborigines. Sixteen years later he steps out of the bush and inadvertently confronts the new white settlers with their unspoken terrors. A picture of...

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Every Move You Make
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Every Move You Make

David Malouf

Bookish boys and taciturn men, strong women and wayward sons, fathers and daughters, lovers and husbands, a composer and his muse, a builder-architect and his legacy - this title presents their stories.

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The Happy Life: The Search for Contentment in the Modern World
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The Happy Life: The Search for Contentment in the Modern World

David Malouf

David Malouf returns to one of the most fundamental questions and gives it a modern twist: what makes for a happy life? With grace and profundity, Malouf explores new and old ways to talk about contentment and the self. In...

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The Happy Life: The Search for Contentment in the Modern World
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The Happy Life: The Search for Contentment in the Modern World

David Malouf

In this elegant treatise, David Malouf returns to one of the most fundamental questions and gives it a modern twist: what makes for a happy life? With grace and profundity, Malouf discusses new and old ways to talk about...

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The Conversations at Curlow Creek
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The Conversations at Curlow Creek

David Malouf

In 1827, in a hut on the plains of New South Wales, two strangers spend the night in talk. Carney, an illiterate Irishman, is to be hanged at dawn. Adair, also Irish, has been sent to supervise the hanging. The novel moves between...

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The Great World
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The Great World

David Malouf

For the two men in this novel, war was supposed to be a testing ground. But it proved to be an ordeal of a different kind. Spanning 70 years of Australian life, from Sydney's Cross to the backwaters of the Hawkesbury River, this...

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Fly Away Peter
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Fly Away Peter

David Malouf

It is the Gold Coast, Queensland, in 1914, and a man returns home from England to claim the land he has inherited. For Ashley Crowther, it is a landscape that could accommodate a good deal . For Jim Saddler, the land is a...

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Ransom

David Malouf

Achilles is maddened by grief at the death of his friend Patroclus. King Priam of Troy watches the body of his son, Hector, being dragged behind Achilles' chariot. There must be a way, he thinks, of reclaiming the body - of...

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Typewriter Music
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Typewriter Music

David Malouf

This brilliant collection of poems begins with a memory of new love and ends in the intimate territory of the long-familiar, where there is no need for words. It steps lightly among the object of our lives and the wonder of...

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Johnno
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Johnno

David Malouf

Johnno is a typical Australian who refuses to be typical. Seen through the eyes of the narrator, he is a figure of legendary proportions. His disorderly presence can disturb the staleness of gothic Brisbane, or destroy the...

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David Malouf: a Celebration: A Celebration
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David Malouf: a Celebration: A Celebration

Ivor Indyk, National Library of Australia

Compiled and introduced by Ivor Indyk, this collection of four essays pays tribute to one of Australia's leading writers. Colm Toibin is one of the contributors.

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Such is Life
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Such is Life

Joseph Furphy, David Malouf

A classic of the Australian outback, SUCH IS LIFE is the farcical, tragic reminiscences of Tom Collins, philosopher and rogue.

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The Young Desire it

Kenneth Mackenzie, David Malouf

Published in London in 1937 to wide acclaim, The Young Desire It a stunning debut novel about coming of age: intimate & lyrical account of first love, & rich evocation of rural Western Australia. It won Australian Literature...

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Harland's Half Acre
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Harland’s Half Acre

David Malouf

A revised edition of this seminal Malouf novel, now with an Afterword from the author. Frank Harland's life is centred on his great artistic gift, his passionate love for his father and four brothers, and his desire to regain the...

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The Happy Life: The Search for Contentment in the Modern World
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The Happy Life: The Search for Contentment in the Modern World

David Malouf

Addresses one of the most fundamental questions of all: what makes for a happy life? This title explores the sensual happiness of the flesh; covers the difficulties of the modern world's obsession with consumption; and, finally...

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Antipodes
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Antipodes

David Malouf

In this volume of stories, first published in 1985, David Malouf evokes with compassion the emotions and excitement of adolescence, the melancholy threads that tie American immigrants to the Europe they left behind, and the sad,...

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Into the Light: 150 Years of Cultural Treasures at the University of Sydney
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Into the Light: 150 Years of Cultural Treasures at the University of Sydney

David Ellis, David Malouf

The University of Sydney has some of the largest and richest cultural heritage collections of any university in Australia. Into the Light is published on the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Nicholson Museum, the...

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Jane Eyre
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Jane Eyre

David Malouf

Enjoying huge popularity since first publication, Jane Eyre (1847) owes much of its success to its emotional power. Jane, a penniless orphan, is engaged as governess by the mysterious Mr Rochester. Her integrity and independence...

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Remembering Babylon
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Remembering Babylon

David Malouf

In the mid-1840s, a 13-year-old British cabin boy is cast ashore in the far north of Australia and taken in by aborigines. Sixteen years later, he moves back into the world of Europeans. Wonderfully wise and moving . . . a...

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The Complete Stories
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The Complete Stories

David Malouf

This single volume gathers together all of internationally acclaimed writer Maloufs previously published short stories with a brilliant new collection of his short fiction.

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Remembering Babylon
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Remembering Babylon

David Malouf

A picture of Australia at the time of its foundation, focused on the hostility between early British settlers and native Aboriginals. It is essentially the story of a boy caught between both worlds. David Malouf, himself an...

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Dream Stuff: Stories
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Dream Stuff: Stories

David Malouf

Here are nine haunting stories from the award-winning author of Remembering Babylon, in which history and geography, as well as the past and the present, combine and often collide, illuminating the landscape and revealing the...

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Ransom
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Ransom

David Malouf

A tale of suffering, sorrow, and redemption, Ransom is a retelling of one of the most famous stories in all of literature--Achilles's slaughter and desecration of Hector, and Priam's attempt to ransom his son's body in Homer's ...

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On Experience
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On Experience

David Malouf

In this beautifully written, eloquent piece, David Malouf explores the connections between writing and the imagination and offers wonderful insights into his own experiences of the writer's life.

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Riders in the Chariot
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Riders in the Chariot

Patrick White, David Malouf

Through the crumbling ruins of the once splendid Xanadu Miss Hare wanders, half-mad. In the wilderness she stumbles upon an Aborigine artist and a Jewish refugee. They place themselves in the care of a local washerwoman. In a...

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The Family Mashber
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The Family Mashber

Der Nister, David Malouf, Leonard Wolf

The Family Mashber is a protean work: a tale of a divided family and divided souls, a panoramic picture of an Eastern European town.

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Ransom
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Ransom

David Malouf

Focuses on Homer's Iliad , adding twists and reflections and flashes of earthy humour. This work engraves the epic themes of the Trojan war onto a miniature - themes of war and heroics, hubris and humanity, chance and fate, the...

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