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The Resource Romulus, My Father

Romulus, My Father

Label
Romulus, My Father
Title
Romulus, My Father
Statement of responsibility
Raimond Gaita
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the 1998 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction, Romulus, My Father is an iconic and deeply loved book. Romulus Gaita fled his home in his native Yugoslavia at the age of thirteen, and came to Australia with his young wife Christina and their infant son Raimond soon after the end of World War II. Tragic events were to overtake the boy's life, but Raimond Gaita has an extraordinary story to tell about growing up with his father amid the stony paddocks and flowing grasses of country Australia. Written simply and movingly, Romulus, My Father is about how a compassionate and honest man taught his son the meaning of living a decent life. It is about passion, betrayal and madness, about friendship and the joy and dignity of work, about character and fate, affliction and spirituality. No one will read this wonderful book without an enhanced sense of the possibilities of being alive. 'I know of no other book where the love between father and son has been more beautifully expressed.' Robert Manne
Award
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction, 1998.
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
291351
Cataloging source
ANB:REV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaita, Raimond
Dewey number
  • 304.8940497092
  • 305.8917094
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Romulus, My Father
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4eed891a-1f84-4dad-a866-10aa4fb71d61
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921921162
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Romulus, My Father
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4eed891a-1f84-4dad-a866-10aa4fb71d61
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781921921162
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
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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