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Mick : a life of Randolph Stow

Author: Suzanne Falkiner
Publisher: Crawley, Western Australia : UWA Publishing, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Randolph Stow was one of the greatest Australian writers of his generation. His novel To the Islands - written in his early twenties after living on a remote Aboriginal mission - won the Miles Franklin Award for 1958, and in 1979 he won the Patrick White Award. In later life, after publishing seven remarkable novels and several collections of poetry, Stow's literary output slowed. This biography examines the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Randolph Stow; Randolph Stow
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Falkiner
ISBN: 9781742586601 1742586600
OCLC Number: 928614700
Description: vi, 890 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The 'Monstrous regiment of women' --
The old stories --
Geraldton schooldays 1943-1949 --
'Christianity and stale bread': Guildford grammar school 1950-1952 --
St George's college 1953 --
St George's college 1954-1955 --
St George's college 1956 --
Forrest river mission 1957 --
Adelaide University, August 1957 --
St Paul's College, University of Sydney, 1958 --
'My mare turns back her ears', Geraldton 1958-1959 --
Port Moresby, March 1959 --
At Omarakana, May 1959 --
Troppo Troppo --
Perth to Hadleigh, 1960-1961 --
Perth 1961 --
Leeds 1962 --
'Western wind': Scourie, Scotland 1962-1963 --
'Simplicities of summer': Malta, March 1963 --
Perth 1963-1964 --
New York to New Mexico, August 1964 to May 1965 --
Maine to Alaska 1965 --
Perth 1966 --
12 Bryanston Street, London, and Leeds 1966-1969 --
Fishpond cottage; Canada, May 1969-1971 --
Fishpond cottage; Lédenon, Languedoc, 1972-1973 --
Adelaide and Sydney, 1974 --
Dairy farm cottage, 1975-1979 --
Dairy farm cottage, March 1979-1980 --
Old Harwich, March 1981-1984 --
Hariwch 1985-1989 --
Harwich 1990-2010 --
Wrabness, 9 June 2010.
Other Titles: Life of Randolph Stow
Responsibility: Suzanne Falkiner.

Abstract:

Randolph Stow was one of the greatest Australian writers of his generation. His novel To the Islands - written in his early twenties after living on a remote Aboriginal mission - won the Miles Franklin Award for 1958, and in 1979 he won the Patrick White Award. In later life, after publishing seven remarkable novels and several collections of poetry, Stow's literary output slowed. This biography examines the productive period as well as his long periods of publishing silence. In Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow, Suzanne Falkiner unravels the reasons behind Randolph Stow's quiet retreat from Austrailia and the wider literary world. Meticulously researched, insighful and at times deeply moving, Faulkner's biography pieces together an intriguing story based on Stow's personal letters, diaries, and interviews with the people who knew him best. And many of her tales - from Stow's beginning in idyllic rural Australia, to his critical turning point in Papua New Guinea, and his final years in Essex, England - provide us with keys to unlock the meaning of Stow's rich and introspective works. -- from dust jacket.

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