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Ackland, Michael

Overview
Works: 19 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 1,536 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Drama  Bildungsromans  Exhibition catalogs  Directories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9619.3.R5, A823.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Ackland
Henry Handel Richardson : a life by Michael Ackland( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry Handel Richardson is celebrated for her classic Australian novels The Getting of Wisdom and The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, yet her own life-story is still to be fully told. This book is the first complete biography of this enigmatic Australian literary icon. Drawing on previously unavailable records, the book sheds new light on Richardson's unconventional life. Beginning with her traumatic childhood, then tracing in detail the largely unknown story of the eleven formative years Richardson spent on the Continent, the book goes on to explore the personal and social forces that moved her during her long years as a London intellectual, concluding with her last ordeal as a frail spectator in the front-line of the Battle of Britain."--Jacket
The Penguin book of 19th century Australian literature by Michael Ackland( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenge of a new landscape - The burden of the past - Renegotiating sexual roles - The quest for fulfilment - Existential anxieties; Henry Kendall - Marcus Clarke - Adam Lindsay Gordon - Henry Lawson - Barbara Baynton - Ada Cambridge - A.B.("Banjo") Paterson
That shining band : a study of Australian colonial verse tradition by Michael Ackland( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damaged men : the precarious lives of James McAuley and Harold Stewart by Michael Ackland( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Kendall : the man and the myths by Michael Ackland( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Kendall has often been called our finest colonial poet, yet the details of his life are little known in modern Australia and no new biography of Kendall has appeared for sixty years. Kendall's was a life which lends itself to biography and to fictions. His own accounts of it frequently appear at best to be lacking in credibility, at worst to contain calculated lies. As a result some of the most basic facts about the poet's life have remained in dispute. In writing this first full scale account of Kendall's life and times Michael Ackland has used a store of previously unpublished information to separate the real man from the myths which have come to surround him. He replaces the popular image of Kendall as a melancholy poet of the Australian bush with a fascinatingly complex portrait of a robust, enigmatic and many-sided character whose life registered the full impact of family tragedies, religious crises, drunkenness and poverty. Kendall's diverse career included periods as a journalist, public servant, timber merchant and colonial man of letters. Michael Ackland also reveals Kendall as an honest doubter, a lively humorist and a man deeply interested in politics, rural affairs and ecological issues. A good hater as well as a staunch friend, Kendall produced some of the most memorable and vitriolic writing in the decades following the discovery of gold; a period whose central characters included such figures as Henry Parkes, Charles Harpur, 'Orion' Horne, Adam Lindsay Gordon and Daniel Denichy. This book is a valuable contribution to our knowledge of the literature, history and politics of colonial Australia as well as a long overdue reassessment of a man who represents an abiding part of our cultural heritage
Henry Kendall : poetry, prose & selected correspondence by Henry Kendall( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unexpected encounters : neglected histories behind the Australia-Japan relationship( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Harpur, selected poetry and prose by Charles Harpur( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Sydney sovereign by Tasma( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experimental fiction of Murray Bail by Michael Ackland( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christina Stead and the socialist heritage by Michael Ackland( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loot & superloot exhibition catalogue 1979( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The getting of wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, gifted girl struggles to maintain her individuality in the stuffy climate of Victorian conformity in an exclusive finishing school in turn-of-the-century Melbourne
The fortunes of Richard Mahony by Henry Handel Richardson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One volume edition of a trilogy
Eve unchained : Christina Stead's recasting of the Christian spiritual autobiography by Michael Ackland( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Blake's critique of Enlightenment reason in The four Zoas by Michael Ackland( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Symbolic presentation in Blake's shorter poems by Michael Ackland( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Information Bank, 1976 : a handbook on cultural organizations( Book )

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

Damaged men : the precarious lives of James McAuley and Harold Stewart by Michael Ackland( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years after his death, poet and political warrior James McAuley continues to provoke controversy. This is the story of his hidden relationship with fellow poet Harold Stewart. This biography is the author's quest to discover what McAuley was searching for in the jungles of New Guinea, and what lay behind his terrible nightmares and abiding self-distrust. Best known to the public as the founding editor of Quadrant, an unrepentant Cold War warrior and a public advocate of the sanctity of Christian marriage, the poet and polemicist had far darker and more puzzling traits which escaped the lime-light. Similarly, answers had to be found to what turned Stewart, a writer, critic and habitue of Sydney's bohemian world, into a rabid hater of his native land. Why did this great poet - an intensely private person yet a prolific correspondent - choose to spend the last thirty years of his life in self-imposed exile in Japan? The resulting narrative traces McAuley and Stewart's collaborative decades- peaking with Australia's most notorious literary hoax - and their harsh falling-out in later years, set against the swirling backdrop of Australian life between the Great Depression and the Vietnam war
 
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Henry Handel Richardson : a life
Alternative Names
Ackland, Michael Peter 1951-

Languages
English (62)

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The Penguin book of 19th century Australian literatureDamaged men : the precarious lives of James McAuley and Harold StewartHenry Kendall : the man and the mythsUnexpected encounters : neglected histories behind the Australia-Japan relationshipThe getting of wisdomThe fortunes of Richard Mahony