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The Resource Mick : a life of Randolph Stow, Suzanne Falkiner

Mick : a life of Randolph Stow, Suzanne Falkiner

Label
Mick : a life of Randolph Stow
Title
Mick
Title remainder
a life of Randolph Stow
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Falkiner
Title variation
Life of Randolph Stow
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Randolph Stow was one of the great 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. 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 Australia and the wider literary world. Meticulously researched, insightful and at times deeply moving, Falkiner's biography pieces together an intriguing story from Stow's personal letters, diaries, and interviews with the people who knew him best. And many of her tales -- from Stow's beginnings 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
Summary
Randolph Stow was one of the great 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. 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 Australia and the wider literary world. Meticulously researched, insightful and at times deeply moving, Falkiner's biography pieces together an intriguing story from Stow's personal letters, diaries, and interviews with the people who knew him best. And many of her tales -- from Stow's beginnings 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
Awards note
2017 Prime Minister's Literary Awards.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10492305
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Falkiner, Suzanne
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stow, Randolph
  • Stow, Randolph
  • Poets
  • Authors, Australian
  • Authors
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a life of Randolph Stow
Label
Mick : a life of Randolph Stow, Suzanne Falkiner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • National Library of Australia's N copy signed by the author on 1 December 2017.
  • GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 729-857) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.The `Monstruous Regiment of Women' -- 2.The Old Stories -- 3.Geraldton Schooldays 1943--1949 -- 4.`Christianity and stale bread': Guildford Grammar School 1950--1952 -- 5.St George's College 1953 -- 6.St George's College 1954--1955 -- 7.St George's College 1956 -- 8.Forrest River Mission 1957 -- 9.Adelaide University, August 1957 -- 10.St Paul's College, University of Sydney, 1958 -- 11.`My mare turns back her ears', Geraldton 1958--1959 -- 12.Port Moresby, March 1959 -- 13.At Omarakana, May 1959 -- 14.Troppo Troppo -- 15.Perth to Hadleigh, 1960--1961 -- 16.Perth 1961 -- 17.Leeds 1962 -- 18.`Western Wind': Scourie, Scotland 1962--1963 -- 19.`Simplicities of Summer': Malta, March 1963 -- 20.Perth 1963--1964 -- 21.New York to New Mexico, August 1964 to May 1965 -- 22.Maine to Alaska 1965 -- 23.Perth 1966 -- 24.12 Bryanston Street, London, and Leeds 1966--1969 -- 25.Fishpond Cottage; Canada, May 1969--1971 --
  • Contents note continued: 26.Fishpond Cottage; Ledenon, Languedoc, 1972--1973 -- 27.Adelaide and Sydney, 1974 -- 28.Dairy Farm Cottage, 1975--1979 -- 29.Dairy Farm Cottage, March 1979--1980 -- 30.Old Harwich, March 1981--1984 -- 31.Harwich 1985--1989 -- 32.Harwich 1990--2010 -- 33.Wrabness, 9 June 2010
Control code
000056298441
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 890 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742586601
Lccn
2015298801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)928614700
Label
Mick : a life of Randolph Stow, Suzanne Falkiner
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • National Library of Australia's N copy signed by the author on 1 December 2017.
  • GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 729-857) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.The `Monstruous Regiment of Women' -- 2.The Old Stories -- 3.Geraldton Schooldays 1943--1949 -- 4.`Christianity and stale bread': Guildford Grammar School 1950--1952 -- 5.St George's College 1953 -- 6.St George's College 1954--1955 -- 7.St George's College 1956 -- 8.Forrest River Mission 1957 -- 9.Adelaide University, August 1957 -- 10.St Paul's College, University of Sydney, 1958 -- 11.`My mare turns back her ears', Geraldton 1958--1959 -- 12.Port Moresby, March 1959 -- 13.At Omarakana, May 1959 -- 14.Troppo Troppo -- 15.Perth to Hadleigh, 1960--1961 -- 16.Perth 1961 -- 17.Leeds 1962 -- 18.`Western Wind': Scourie, Scotland 1962--1963 -- 19.`Simplicities of Summer': Malta, March 1963 -- 20.Perth 1963--1964 -- 21.New York to New Mexico, August 1964 to May 1965 -- 22.Maine to Alaska 1965 -- 23.Perth 1966 -- 24.12 Bryanston Street, London, and Leeds 1966--1969 -- 25.Fishpond Cottage; Canada, May 1969--1971 --
  • Contents note continued: 26.Fishpond Cottage; Ledenon, Languedoc, 1972--1973 -- 27.Adelaide and Sydney, 1974 -- 28.Dairy Farm Cottage, 1975--1979 -- 29.Dairy Farm Cottage, March 1979--1980 -- 30.Old Harwich, March 1981--1984 -- 31.Harwich 1985--1989 -- 32.Harwich 1990--2010 -- 33.Wrabness, 9 June 2010
Control code
000056298441
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 890 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742586601
Lccn
2015298801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)928614700

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