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Murnane, Gerald 1939-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 214 publications in 8 languages and 4,159 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Domestic fiction  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PR9619.3.M76, 823
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The plains : a novel by Gerald Murnane( Book )

37 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty years ago, when I first arrived on the plains, I kept my eyes open. I looked for anything in the landscape that seemed to hint at some elaborate meaning behind appearances." There is no book in Australian literature like The Plains. In the two decades since its first publication, this haunting novel has earned its status as a classic. A nameless young man arrives on the plains and begins to document the strange and rich culture of the plains families. As his story unfolds, the novel becomes, in the words of Murray Bail, "a mirage of landscape, memory, love and literature itself"
Inland by Gerald Murnane( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is it possible to fall in love with a correspondent based entirely on a fascination with his or her handwriting, with a map of the country they live in, with the syllables of their name? What about, then, a fictional character, in a book about a country one has never, and will never, visit?
Tamarisk Row by Gerald Murnane( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and French and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A million windows by Gerald Murnane( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel focuses on the importance of trust, and the possibility of betrayal, in storytelling as in life. It tests the relationship established between author and reader, and on occasions of intimacy, between child and parent, boyfriend and girlfriend, husband and wife. Murnane's fiction is woven from images, and the feelings associated with them, and the images that flit through this novel like butterflies - the reflections of the setting sun like spots of golden oil, the houses of two or perhaps three storeys, the procession of dark-haired females, the clearing in the forest, the colours indigo and silver-grey, the death of a young woman who had leaped into a well - build to an emotional crescendo that is all the more powerful for the intricacy of their patterning
Barley patch by Gerald Murnane( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barley Patch takes as its subject the reasons an author might abandon fiction--or so he thinks--forever. Using the form of an oblique self-interrogation, it begins with the Beckettian question 'Must I write?' and expands from this small, personal query to fill in the details of a landscape entirely unique in world letters: a chronicle of the images from life and fiction that have endured and mingled in the narrator's mind, as well as the details (and details within details) that these contain. As interested, if not more so, in the characters from his books--finished or unfinished--as with the members of his family or with his daily life, the narrator lays bare the act of writing and imagining, at last giving us a glimpse of the mythical place where fictional characters dwell before they come into existence in books."--Page 4 of cover
Landscape with landscape by Gerald Murnane( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lifetime on clouds by Gerald Murnane( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adrian Sherd is a teenage boy in Melbourne of the 1950sthe last years before television and the family car changed suburbia forever. Earnest and isolated, tormented by his hormones and his religious devotion, Adrian dreams of elaborate orgies with American film stars, and of marrying his sweetheart and fathering eleven children by her. He even dreams a history of the world as a chronicle of sexual frustration. A Lifetime on Clouds is funny, honest and sweetly told: a less ribald, Catholic Australian Portnoy's Complaint
A history of books by Gerald Murnane( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new work by Gerald Murnane is a fictionalised autobiography told in thirty sections, each of which begins with the memory of a book that has left an image on the writer's mind. The titles aren't given but the reader follows the clues, recalling in the process a parade of authors, the great, the popular, and the now-forgotten. The images themselves, with their scenes of marital discord, violence and madness, or their illuminated landscapes that point to the consolations of a world beyond fiction, give new intensity to Murnane's habitual concern with the anxieties and aspirations of the writing life, in the absence of religious belief. A History of Books is accompanied by three shorter pieces of fiction which play on these themes, featuring the writer at different ages, as a young boy, a teacher, and an old recluse
The Temperament of generations : fifty years of writing in Meanjin( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Velvet waters by Gerald Murnane( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerald blue by Gerald Murnane( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words and silk by Philip Tyndall( Visual )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two part program about the life and works of Australian fiction writer, Gerald Murnane. The first part explores his imaginary world and presents images both of Murnane's childhood in Victoria during the 1940s and of his interests, particularly his obsession with horseracing. In the second part Murnane discusses his writing style and reads extracts from Tamarisk Row to show how he weaves his interests and obsessions into his work
Barley patch by Gerald Murnane( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book begins with the question, 'Must I write?' What follows is a chronicle of the images that have endured in the author's mind, and an exploration of their nature. The clarity of the images is extraordinary, as is their range, from Mandrake the Magician to the bachelor uncle kicked in the 'stones' as a child, from the country's cousin's doll's house to the mysterious woman who lets her hair down, from the soldier beetle who winks messages from God to the racehorses that run forever in the author's mind, beyond the grasslands, to the place where the characters of fiction dwell before they come into existence in books."--Cover
Invisible yet enduring lilacs by Gerald Murnane( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays leads into the eccentric imagination of Gerald Murnane, one of the masters of contemporary Australian writing, and winner of the Patrick White Literary Award
Murnane by Gerald Murnane( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from Inland by Gerald Murnane( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerald Murnane by Imre Salusinszky( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-length study of Gerald Murnane, one of Australia's most brilliant and controversial writers. Imre Salusinszky provides detailed interpretations of all of Murnane's works, from Tamarisk Row (1974) to Velvet Waters (1990). Salusinszky argues that Murnane's true subject is nothing less than the nature of consciousness and imagination: their role in the world and the place of writing in their constitution. In particular, Murnane's books explore the question of what is 'inside' or 'outside' the mind: the question of solipsism. The triumph of Murnane's fiction, according to Salusinszky, has been its ability to explore these themes, while remaining deeply individual. Although Murnane's reputation has so far been mainly confined to Australia, an implicit argument of this book is that his emergence as a major international figure is now only a matter of time
Die Ebenen Roman by Gerald Murnane( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plains by Gerald Murnane( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Plains the landowning families on their vast estates have preserved a rich and distinctive culture. Obsessed with their own habitat and history they hire artisans, writers and historians to capture in minute detail every aspect of the nature of the land. But nothing is as it appears and the plainsmen and artists are compelled to explore to the edge of every moving horizons
Inlandet : [roman] by Gerald Murnane( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gerald Murnane australischer Dichter

Gerald Murnane Contemporary Australian novelist

Gerald Murnane romanschrijver uit Australië

Murname, Gerald

Murnane, Gerald

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InlandTamarisk RowBarley patchLandscape with landscapeBarley patchInvisible yet enduring lilacsGrasses that have no fields : from Gerald Murnane's Inland to a phenomenology of isogonic constitution