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Ireland, David 1927-

Works: 59 works in 305 publications in 2 languages and 3,223 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Science fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Action and adventure fiction  Fantasy fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9619.3.I674, 823
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A woman of the future : a novel by David Ireland( Book )
27 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
A Woman of the Future, first published in 1979, was David Ireland's best-selling sixth novel and his third to win the Miles Franklin Award. An imaginative tour de force, it is the story of the young life of Anthea Hunt - from conception to sexual awakening. It is controversial and brilliant, and unlike anything else in Australian literature
The unknown industrial prisoner by David Ireland( Book )
46 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
On the shores of Botany Bay lies an oil refinery where workers are free to come and gobut they are also part of an unrelenting, alienating economy from which there is no escape. In the first of his three Miles Franklin Award-winning novels, originally published in 1971, David Ireland offers a fiercely brilliant comic portrait of Australia in the grip of a dehumanising labour system
The chantic bird by David Ireland( Book )
29 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
David Ireland was born in 1927 on a kitchen table in Lakemba in south-western Sydney. He lived in many places and worked at many jobs, including greenskeeper, factory hand, and for an extended period in an oil refinery, before he became a full-time writer.Ireland started out writing poetry and drama but then turned to fiction. His first novel, The Chantic Bird, was published in 1968. In the next decade he published five further novels, three of which won the Miles Franklin Award: The Unknown Industrial Prisoner, The Glass Canoe and A Woman of the Future. <br
The glass canoe by David Ireland( Book )
22 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Meat Man is a regular at the Southern Cross pub in Sydney. With his tribe he sits and drinks and watches as life spirals around him. David Ireland's novel tells his stories, about the pub, its patrons and their women, about the brutal, tender and unexpected places his glass canoe takes him
Burn by David Ireland( Book )
30 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Novel about part-Aboriginal, fringe-dwelling family; centres round the day they are evicted from their Murray River shack
Archimedes and the seagle : a novel by David Ireland( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
"The protagonist of this first-person narrative is Archimedes, also called "Happy," an Irish setter who has taught himself to read and write. Archimedes guides the reader through the streets of Sydney, Australia, and expounds on human and dog life. Happy's world includes a Sydney waterfront where humans act like seagulls and seagulls take on human characteristics: there are seagull tourists, seagull art critics and seagull gay-rights activists. The eponymous seagle is different from the other seagulls, spending most of its time soaring like an eagle, and Archimedes admires it from a distance. Archimedes's wonderful character and engaging philosophical spirit enable this tale to soar above other works in the sentimental vein of animal literature such as Beautiful Joe. At times thoughtful, at times hilarious, this is the work of a truly gifted writer." - Publishers Weekly
The chosen by David Ireland( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
"An artist is commissioned to weave the portraits of a random selection of townsfolk in Lost River. For this he must interview all 52, to discern the gestures by which he must portray them. His work becomes an odyssey through humankind, its social, political, sexual, humorous, and spiritual aspects. Review: Ireland's novel begins with the main character, Blood Davis, experiencing a sense of loss and bewilderment as he finishes a novel after years of work. His next project, weaving 50 faces into a tapestry for a civic centre in the Australian town of Lost River, seems to reinforce his aimlessness as creative journeyman prepared to turn his hand to any project where there are Australian dollars attached. But after his initial frustration at the ritual gestures of small town life, with all 'their unaccountable solemnity', Blood settles down into the pace of the project, unearthing tiny unsettling details about people that interweave into the life of the town. It is the voices of characters such as the disenchanted and fiery schoolteacher Chokeback Jones and the big-thinking, small-town-hating music-hall queen Amaza Aphraim that teach the reader about Lost River and, increasingly, deliver a more personal message about why Blood is running away from Yarrow, the one woman he truly loved" - (Kirkus UK)
City of women : a novel by David Ireland( Book )
18 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 176 libraries worldwide
The flesheaters by David Ireland( Book )
15 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
In een huis in Sydney dat zowel een psychiatrische inrichting als een pension zou kunnen zijn, wonen vele excentriekelingen onder wie een homoseksueel
Bloodfather by David Ireland( Book )
16 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Een onbedorven, bijzonder Australisch kind ontwikkelt zich tot een jongeman met een groot verantwoordelijkheidsbesef
Image in the clay by David Ireland( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Central character is based on Norman Shillingsworth, sophisticated and city educated, returns to the Northern Territory where he grew up. But the top end in 1929 is raw and uncompromising and riddled with prejudices; and Norman faces the harsh reality of coming to terms with his true origins in a very hostile atmosphere
Image in the clay by David Ireland( Book )
3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Play; Highlights the problem of the Aborigine in present day Australia
Everything between us by David Ireland( Book )
4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A searing and darkly funny two-hander for women which looks at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Northern Ireland, written by the playwright of Cyprus Avenue, David Ireland. It is day one of the newly formed Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Northern Ireland at Stormont. As Sandra Richardson prepares to take her seat on the commission, her long-lost sister Teeni explodes into the chamber and attacks the South African chairwoman, Dikeledi Mashiane. Is this part of a terrorist plot or just her sister's way of announcing her return to Belfast?--
The Bowl of Baal by Robert Ames Bennet( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Almuric by Robert E Howard( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Esau Cairn, an exiled hero, finds himself on the planet Almuric where he finds a life to which he is more fitted, battles with frightening monsters, and beautiful women
Time capsule by David Ireland( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
In this unique collection of verse observations, lyrical interludes, aphorisms, and unanswered questions, Ireland presents the thoughts and reflections of the population of Coastal Waters, a suburb by the sea, who have created a literary mosaic to be left in a time capsule
The world repair video game by David Ireland( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
"The man's jaw has dropped further; the mouth is open wide. I see more clearly the kingfisher on his head, its wonderful blue, the long beak coming neatly to a sharp point. It is in repose on his head, almost as if growing there. A thought: we must all be careful, time is pulling us roughly along, and we have no idea where it's headed."--Book jacket
The virgin of Treadmill Street by David Ireland( Book )
in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Image in the clay by David Ireland( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Double agent : David Ireland and his work by Helen Daniel( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
David Ireland Australian writer
David Ireland australischer Schriftsteller
David Ireland auteur uit Australië
David Ireland escritor australiano
English (277)
Italian (2)
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