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In the land of Oz

Author: Howard Jacobson
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2013, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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On what he calls "the adventure of his life," Howard Jacobson travels around Australia, never entirely sure where he is heading next or whether he has the courage to tackle the wild life of the bush, the wild men of the outback, or the even wilder women of the seaboard cities. In pursuit of the best of Australian good times, he joins revelers at Uluru, argues with racists in the Kimberleys, parties with winegrowers  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 9781608198955 1608198952
OCLC Number: 864662209
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: viii, 517 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: On wings of poesy --
Shiklone Troicee and after --
bungle bungle --
Arse-end Charlie --
Umpie bong --
Neither an Ong nor a Mo --
Et in Arcadia nos --
Lost orisons --
Granny apples --
The town with a [heart] of gold --
A roomette with a view --
Ich hatt' eins ein schön' Vaterland --
Where. Edna. Laide. Me --
'An interesting place with lots of sandhills' --
Mintja --
Ghostbusting --
The townsville hoist --
Gone troppo --
The expulsion from paradise --
Found! : the spangled drongo.
Responsibility: Howard Jacobson.

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On what he calls "the adventure of his life," Howard Jacobson travels around Australia, never entirely sure where he is heading next or whether he has the courage to tackle the wild life of the bush, the wild men of the outback, or the even wilder women of the seaboard cities. In pursuit of the best of Australian good times, he joins revelers at Uluru, argues with racists in the Kimberleys, parties with winegrowers in the Barossa, and falls for ballet dancers in Perth. And even as vexed questions of national identity and Aboriginal land rights present themselves, his love for Australia and Australians never falters.

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