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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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What he had been searching for was not the perfect religious order but the perfect landscape...From that moment on he was a poet in search of his ideal landscape.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
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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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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
adult
Label
A Season on Earth
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a8fabc48-0360-4dd4-b436-9ee11785b79e
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
Label
A Season on Earth
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a8fabc48-0360-4dd4-b436-9ee11785b79e
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

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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