David Malouf

Dream Stuff

Dream Stuff

David Malouf

From the image of a small boy entranced by his mother's GI Escort, yet still hoping for the return of a father 'missing in action', to the portrait of an adult writer trying to piece together a defining image of his late father,...

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12 Edmondstone Street

12 Edmondstone Street

David Malouf

David Malouf begins by describing, in loving evocative detail, the house in Brisbane where he was born and grew up, moving from room to room, always relating the smallest items in it to the life he remembers and his widening...

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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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Harland's Half Acre

Harland’s Half Acre

David Malouf

From his poverty-stricken upbringing on a farm in Queensland, Frank Harland nurtures his artistic genius until the time comes when he can take possession of his dreams. Inextricably tangled with Frank is Phil Vernon, the only...

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Revolving Days: Selected Poems

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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Every Move You Make

Every Move You Make

David Malouf

A young man going off to war tries to make sense of his place in the world he is leaving; Malouf's men and women are together but curiously alone, looking for something they seem to have missed, or missed out on, in life.

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The Happy Life: The Search of Contentment in the Modern World: Quarterly Essay 41

The Happy Life: The Search of Contentment in the Modern World: Quarterly Essay 41

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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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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Johnno

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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Remembering Babylon

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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An Imaginary Life

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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Fly Away Peter

Fly Away Peter

David Malouf

For three very different people brought together by their love for birds, life on the Queensland coast in 1914 is the timeless and idyllic world of sandpipers, ibises and kingfishers.

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Child's Play

Child’s Play

David Malouf

In the streets of an ordinary Italian town, the people go about their everyday lives. In an old apartment block above them, a young man pores over photographs and plans, dedicated to his life's most important project. Yet when...

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Typewriter Music

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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The Great World

The Great World

David Malouf

Every city, town and village has it memorial to war. Nowhere are these more eloquent than in Australia, generations of whose young men have enlisted to fight other people's battles - from Gallipoli and the Somme to Malaya and...

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The Conversations At Curlow Creek

The Conversations At Curlow Creek

David Malouf

The year is 1827, and in a remote hut on the high plains of New South Wales, two strangers spend the night in talk.

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Such Is Life

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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 Read reviewThe Young Desire It

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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