WorldCat Identities

Herbert, Xavier 1901-1984

Overview
Works: 162 works in 575 publications in 12 languages and 4,293 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Drama  Folklore  Art  Illustrated works  Biography  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9619.3.H38, 823
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Xavier Herbert
Capricornia : a novel by Xavier Herbert( Book )

169 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of Australia's north. It is a story of whites and Aborigines and Asians, of chance relationships that can form bonds for life, of dispossession, murder and betrayal."--HarperCollinsPublishers Australia
Poor fellow my country by Xavier Herbert( Book )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel set in northern Australia; Aboriginal word list
Seven emus by Xavier Herbert( Book )

31 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of half-caste Aboriginal and how he acts in a situation that tests his loyalty to his Aboriginal ancestors of the Emu totem. Bronco Jones is the owner of Seven Emus station and lives there with his wife Possum and their family. When Appleby Gaunt, known as the Baron, makes his appearance in this happy existence, the effect of his overblown ideas on Bronco's fortunes is calamitous. Then the anthropologist, Mr Goborrow, arrives to study the Emu Totem and Bronco finds his loyalty to his indigenous ancestors severely tested
Soldiers' women by Xavier Herbert( Book )

29 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xavier Herbert's study of women liberated by the absence or relative scarcity of men during World War II
Larger than life : twenty short stories by Xavier Herbert( Book )

19 editions published between 1963 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South of Capricornia : short stories 1925-1934 by Xavier Herbert( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream road by Xavier Herbert( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel; first published as the last chapter of Poor fellow my country, book 1
Xavier Herbert : episodes from Capricornia, Poor fellow my country, and other fiction, nonfiction and letters by Xavier Herbert( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts from all of Xavier Herbert's major works are provided, along with some significant and hitherto unpublished material, as well as a range of polemical and autobiographical material.--back cover
Miss Tanaka by John Romeril( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a story by Xavier Herbert, John Romeril's new play is a magical portrayal of 1930s Broome that weaves an astonishing blend of folktale, magic and spectacle as it races to its wild conclusion
The Making of Xavier Herbert's Poor fellow my country( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capricornia by Xavier Herbert( Recording )

10 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning three generations, Capricornia tells the story of Australia's North. It is a story of whites and Aborigines and Asians, of chance relationships that can form bonds for life, of dispossession, murder and betrayal
Larger than life by Xavier Herbert( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pilot dueling with an eagle; an old woman refusing to flee from bomb-ravaged Darwin; Kaijak the Songman - these are some of the many people that Xavier Herbert brings to life in his tales of Australia's North, from Cairns to Cape York
Xavier Herbert's Capricornia by Xavier Herbert( Book )

8 editions published between 1938 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disturbing element by Xavier Herbert( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often comic, often tragic, Disturbing Element is the story of an Australian literary legend written in his own classic style. Xavier Herbert considers himself the Disturbing Element in the family he claimed never wanted him. Born in 1901 in Western Australia, Herbert grew up amid confusing and sometimes contradictory family legends. Often comic, often tragic, Disturbing Element traces Herbert's life as he changes careers from pharmacist to railway fettler to writer. This is the story of an Australian literary legend written in his own classic style
Capricornia by Louis Nowra( Book )

5 editions published between 1945 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage play adapted from Xavier Herberts Capricornia
Kawaisō na watashi no kuni by Xavier Herbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia lost : Robert White's paintings from Poor Fellow My Country by Robert White( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-two col. paintings illustrating scenes from 'Poor fellow my country' by Xavier Herbert [Sydney : Collins, 1975 ; London : Pan Books, 1977] accompanied by relevant passages from the book
Xavier Herbert interview( Visual )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with famous novelist Xavier Herbert in which he talks in detail about his life, career and philosophies. He discusses in detail his novel 'Poor Fellow My Country'
Poor fellow my country by Xavier Herbert( Recording )

3 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aust'n. Classics. Please Note this is a Restricted Access Audio Title. In Poor Fellow My Country, Xavier Herbert has returned to that region made peculiarly his own in Capricornia, Northern Australia. Ranging over a period of some six years, the story is set during the late 1930s and early 1940s; but it is not so much a tale of this period as Herbert's analysis (and indictment) of the steps by which we came to the Australia of today
Xavier Herbert by Laurie Clancy( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Miss Tanaka
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Miss TanakaCapricorniaA long and winding road : Xavier Herbert's literary journey
Alternative Names
Herbert Alfred Francis Xavier

Herbert, Alfred Francis Xavier 1901-1984

Herbert, Alfred Xavier.

Herbert Alfred Xavier 1901-1984

Herbertas X.

Herbertas Xavieras

Xavier Herbert Australian writer

Xavier Herbert australischer Schriftsteller und Naturforscher

Xavier Herbert écrivain australien

Xavier Herbert escritor australiano

Xavier Herbert romancier australian

Xavier Herbert romanschrijver uit Australië (1901-1984)

Герберт, Ксавье

Герберт, Ксавье австралийский романист

Ксав'є Герберт

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