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Murnane, Gerald 1939-

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Works: 41 works in 157 publications in 5 languages and 2,374 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PR9619.3.M76, 823
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History of books by Gerald Murnane ( )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 310 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
Inland by Gerald Murnane ( Book )
24 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 286 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?
The plains : a novel by Gerald Murnane ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tamarisk Row by Gerald Murnane ( Book )
19 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barley patch by Gerald Murnane ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 201 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
Landscape with landscape by Gerald Murnane ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lifetime on clouds by Gerald Murnane ( Book )
9 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and German and held by 128 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 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The plains by Gerald Murnane ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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'
Emerald blue by Gerald Murnane ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Velvet waters by Gerald Murnane ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Words and silk by Philip Tyndall ( Visual )
3 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 )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 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
Les plaines roman by Gerald Murnane ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Sla╠łtterna by Gerald Murnane ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The plains by Gerald Murnane ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 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
Murnane, Gerald
Languages
English (139)
French (3)
Swedish (3)
German (1)
Italian (1)
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