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The Resource Night fishing : stingrays, Goya and the singular life : a memoir in essays, Vicki Hastrich

Night fishing : stingrays, Goya and the singular life : a memoir in essays, Vicki Hastrich

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Night fishing : stingrays, Goya and the singular life : a memoir in essays
Title
Night fishing
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stingrays, Goya and the singular life : a memoir in essays
Statement of responsibility
Vicki Hastrich
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A luminous and remarkable memoir of a singular life in art and nature. Vicki Hastrich takes the reader on a stunning voyage through her writer's life and across her chosen patch: the private byways of Brisbane Water, north of Sydney, where she has spent much of her life. Hastrich fuses her intimate, loving knowledge of a tiny arena of Australia's natural world with the grand influence of ideas from throughout civilisation - from the baroque to the American Western, and artists as diverse as Zane Grey, Tiepolo and Goya - to create a truly original and deeply pleasurable collection. Night Fishing unfolds as a series of expeditions or essays, undertaken in the spirit of the philosopher scientist. All the while, slowly, thoughtfully, Hastrich reveals the ordinary and remarkable detail of her life, from her childhood by the sea to her life as a camera operator for the ABC, as a historian and amateur marine biologist, and as a single woman exploring her small stretch of water. The result is entirely new, entirely fresh and profoundly captivating. Night Fishing is a tonic for those of us who have forgotten how to slow down, how to look around, how to be part of our natural world. It will take its place alongside classics of observation and nature by David Malouf, Tim Winton and Annie Dillard
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10796827
Cataloging source
VHEI
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1960-
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Hastrich, Vicki
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Hastrich, Vicki
  • Natural history
  • Marine biology
  • Art appreciation
  • Women authors, Australian
  • Authors, Australian
  • Brisbane Water District (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
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stingrays, Goya and the singular life
Label
Night fishing : stingrays, Goya and the singular life : a memoir in essays, Vicki Hastrich
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066054973
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781760875503
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1117347193
Label
Night fishing : stingrays, Goya and the singular life : a memoir in essays, Vicki Hastrich
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066054973
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781760875503
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1117347193

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