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Murnane, Gerald 1939-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 175 publications in 8 languages and 2,839 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Biography 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PR9619.3.M76, 823
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Most widely held works by Gerald Murnane
The plains : a novel by Gerald Murnane( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On their vast estates, the landowning families of the plains have preserved a rich and distinctive culture. Obsessed with their own habitat and history, they hire artisans, writers and historians to record in minute detail every aspect of their lives, and the nature of their land. A young film-maker arrives on the plains, hoping to make his own contribution to the elaboration of this history. In a private library he begins to take notes for a film, and chooses the daughter of his patron for a leading role. Twenty years later, he begins to tell the haunting story of life on the plains
Inland by Gerald Murnane( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 289 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 )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barley patch by Gerald Murnane( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 188 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."--P. [4] of cover
A lifetime on clouds by Gerald Murnane( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape with landscape by Gerald Murnane( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Temperament of generations : fifty years of writing in Meanjin( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A million windows by Gerald Murnane( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 84 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
A history of books by Gerald Murnane( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 83 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 wri
Velvet waters by Gerald Murnane( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerald blue by Gerald Murnane( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barley patch by Gerald Murnane( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 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
Words and silk by Philip Tyndall( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 10 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
Invisible yet enduring lilacs by Gerald Murnane( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 4 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

Gerald Murnane by Imre Salusinszky( Book )

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

Inlandet : [roman] by Gerald Murnane( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Swedish 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
Excerpts from Inland by Gerald Murnane( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pejzaž sa pejzažem by Gerald Murnane( )

1 edition published in 1991 in Serbian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gerald Murnane australischer Dichter

Gerald Murnane Contemporary Australian novelist

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