Книга: Malouf, David «Harland`s Half Acre»

Harland`s Half Acre

Производитель: "Неизвестный"

Born on a poor dairy farm in Queensland, Frank Harland`s life is centred on his great artistic gift, his passionate love for his father and four brothers and his need to repossess, through a patch of land, his family`s past. The story spans Frank`s life; from before the First World War, through years as a swaggie in the Great Depression and Brisbane in the forties, to his retirement to a patch of Australian scrub where he at last takes possession of his dream. Harland`s Half Acre tells how a man sets out to recover the land his ancestors discovered and then lost and how, in fulfilment, this vision becomes a new reality. ISBN:9780099273837

Издательство: "Неизвестный" (2014)

ISBN: 9780099273837

Malouf, David

▪ Australian author
in full  David George Joseph Malouf 
born March 20, 1934, Brisbane, Queens., Austl.

      Australian poet and novelist of Lebanese and English descent whose work reflects his ethnic background as well as his Queensland childhood and youth.

      Malouf received a B.A. with honours from the University of Queensland in 1954. He lived and worked in Europe from 1959 to 1968, then taught English at the University of Sydney until 1977. After 1977 he became a full-time writer, dividing his time between Australia and Italy.

      Malouf's volumes of poetry include Bicycle and Other Poems (1970; also published as The Year of the Foxes and Other Poems), Neighbours in a Thicket (1974), Wild Lemons (1980), First Things Last (1980), and Typewriter Music (2007). Malouf also wrote the libretto for Richard Meale's opera Voss (1986), based on the novel of the same name by Patrick White (White, Patrick).

      Malouf's first novel was the autobiographical Johnno (1975), set in Brisbane during World War II. An Imaginary Life (1978) re-creates the final years of the Roman poet Ovid. Child's Play (1981) concerns the metaphysical relationship between a professional assassin and his intended victim. Fly Away Peter (1982) is a novella set in Queensland just before World War I. Malouf's later works include the novels Harland's Half Acre (1984), Remembering Babylon (1993), and Conversations at Curlow Creek (1996) and a collection of autobiographical essays called 12 Edmondstone Street (1985). In 1998, as part of the annual Boyer Lecture Series presented on radio by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Malouf gave six radio talks on “A Spirit of Play: The Making of Australian Consciousness”; these were published the same year as A Spirit of Play. His collections of short stories include Untold Tales (1999), Dream Stuff (2000), and Every Move You Make (2006).

Additional Reading
Philip Nielsen, Imagined Lives: A Study of David Malouf (1996); Ivor Indyk, David Malouf (1993); Amanda Nettelbeck, Reading David Malouf (1995).

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Источник: Malouf, David

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