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The Resource A Season on Earth

A Season on Earth

Label
A Season on Earth
Title
A Season on Earth
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Murnane ; introduced by Andy Griffiths
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Language
eng
Summary
Lost to the world for more than four decades, A Season on Earth is the essential link between two acknowledged masterpieces by Gerald Murnane: the lyrical account of boyhood in his debut novel, Tamarisk Row, and the revolutionary prose of The Plains.A Season on Earth is Murnane’s second novel as it was intended to be, bringing together all of its four sections—the first two of which were published as A Lifetime on Clouds in 1976 and the last two of which have never been in print.A hilarious tale of a lustful teenager in 1950s Melbourne, A Lifetime on Clouds has been considered an outlier in Murnane’s fiction. That is because, as Murnane writes in his foreword, it is ‘only half a book and Adrian Sherd only half a character’.Here, at last, is sixteen-year-old Adrian’s journey in full, from fantasies about orgies with American film stars and idealised visions of suburban marital bliss to his struggles as a Catholic novice, and finally a burgeoning sense of the boundless imaginative possibilities to be found in literature and landscapes.Adrian Sherd is one of the great comic creations in Australian writing, and A Season on Earth is a revelatory portrait of the artist as a young man.‘Murnane’s early writing, as shown here, is accessible and often humorous in his own dry way...A Season on Earth could be recommended as an ideal jumping-off point for readers new to Murnane and his particular way of looking at the world.’ Books + Publishing‘Reading Murnane, one cares less about what is happening in the story and more about what one is thinking about as one reads. The effect of his writing is to induce images in the reader’s own mind, and to hold the reader inside a world in which the reader is at every turn encouraged to turn his or her attention to those fast flocking images.’ New York Times‘Murnane is quite simply one of the finest writers we have produced.’ Peter Craven
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10748480
Cataloging source
NOV
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1939-
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Murnane, Gerald
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Humorous Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Biographical Fiction
  • General Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A Season on Earth
Instantiates
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BORROWBOX:TXT_578147
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925774160
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Season on Earth
Control code
BORROWBOX:TXT_578147
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925774160
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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