WorldCat Identities

Herbert, Xavier 1901-1984

Overview
Works: 159 works in 510 publications in 12 languages and 4,289 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Folklore  Art  Illustrated works  Biography  Drama  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9619.3.H38, 823
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Most widely held works by Xavier Herbert
Capricornia : a novel by Xavier Herbert( Book )

157 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A saga of life in the Northern Territories and the clash of white and Aborigine cultures. Capricornia has been described as one of Australia's 'great novels', a sharply observed chronicle about life in the Northern Territory of Australia and the inhumane treatment suffered by Aborigines at the hands of white men. The story is immense and rambling, laced with humour that is often as bitter and as harsh as the terrain in which it is set, and follows with irony the fortunes (and otherwise) of a range of Outback characters over a span of generations. Through their story is reflected the story of Australia, the clash of personalities and cultures that provide the substance on which today's society is founded. Above all, however, this is a novel of protest and of compassion - for the Aborigines and half-bloods of Australia's 'last frontier'. Sprawling, explosive, thronged with characters, plots and sub-plots, Capricornia is without doubt one of the best known and widely read Australian novels of the last 70 years.When it was first published it was acclaimed as 'a turning point', an 'outstanding work of social protest'. Its message is as penetrating today as it was in the 1930s when Herbert himself was official 'Protector of Aborigines' at Darwin
Poor fellow my country by Xavier Herbert( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Poor Fellow My Country, Xavier Herbert returns to the region made 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
Seven emus by Xavier Herbert( Book )

28 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 219 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 )

28 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 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 )

18 editions published between 1963 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream road by Xavier Herbert( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xavier Herbert : episodes from Capricornia, Poor fellow my country, and other fiction, nonfiction and letters by Xavier Herbert( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Tanaka by John Romeril( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Making of Xavier Herbert's Poor fellow my country( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capricornia by Xavier Herbert( Recording )

8 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 23 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
Disturbing element by Xavier Herbert( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often comic, often tragic, Disturbing Element is the story of an Australian literary legend written in his own classic style
Larger than life by Xavier Herbert( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 19 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
Kawaisō na watashi no kuni by Xavier Herbert( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terciopelo negro by Xavier Herbert( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in Spanish and held by 8 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 7 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
A novel by Xavier Herbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die paradiesische Hölle : Roman by Xavier Herbert( Book )

2 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xavier Herbert interview( Visual )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 5 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'
Capricornia by Xavier Herbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in Norwegian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Capricornia : a novel
Alternative Names
Herbert, Alfred Francis Xavier 1901-1984

Herbert, Alfred Xavier.

Herbert Alfred Xavier 1901-1984

Xavier Herbert australischer Schriftsteller und Naturforscher

Xavier Herbert escritor australiano

Xavier Herbert romanschrijver uit Australië (1901-1984)

Герберт, Ксавье

Ксав'є Герберт

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ザビア・ハーバート

ハーバート, ザヴィア

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Miss TanakaCapricorniaA long and winding road : Xavier Herbert's literary journey