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Down home : revisiting Tasmania

Author: Peter Conrad
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 1988.
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A personal account of Conrad's return to his homeland after 20 years. He tells of his upbringing and describes the island's rivers, mountains and rain forests. During his stay he visits a Greek  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Conrad, Peter, 1948-
Down home.
London : Chatto & Windus, 1988
(OCoLC)705758881
Named Person: Peter Conrad; Peter Conrad
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Conrad
ISBN: 0701132531 9780701132538
OCLC Number: 19630069
Description: vi, 232 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Emohruo; journeys - on the road, on the mountain, on the farm, on the water, in the air, under ground; an archaeological dig - Electropolis, ghost story, the Van Demonians, "last of the Tasmanians", Tasmaniosaurus, Tassie; spirits of place - the naming of places, devils and holy visitors, garden gods, little England or Wild West?; imagining Tasmania - Cabbala, scenic schemes, seeing Tasmania, I find a cave, "so men write poems in Australia"; at home and away - in the family, the main land.
Responsibility: Peter Conrad.

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