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The Resource Leaping into waterfalls : the enigmatic Gillian Mears, Bernadette Brennan

Leaping into waterfalls : the enigmatic Gillian Mears, Bernadette Brennan

Label
Leaping into waterfalls : the enigmatic Gillian Mears
Title
Leaping into waterfalls
Title remainder
the enigmatic Gillian Mears
Statement of responsibility
Bernadette Brennan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Leaping into Waterfalls explores the rich, tumultuous life of Gillian Mears, one of Australia's most significant writers of the last forty years. Gillian Mears appeared to many to be a shy woman from Grafton, but her lived and imaginative lives were rich with adventure, risk and often transgressive passion. In her award-winning and acclaimed novels and short stories, Mears wrote fearlessly of the dark undercurrents of country and family life, always probing the depths and complexity of human desire. Mears' sensuality and sexuality were the driving forces of her life and writing. As an adult, she was plagued by ill health yet remained steadfast in her quest to be independent and free; while recovering from open-heart surgery, she traversed the country alone in a de-commissioned ambulance. By her mid-forties, multiple sclerosis had confined her to a wheelchair. Undaunted, she continued to write and publish until her death five years later in 2016. Mears amassed an extensive collection of diaries, letters, manuscripts, photographs, recordings and ephemera, and deposited it with the Mitchell Library. She was a prolific correspondent with significant figures of the cultural landscape-Gerald Murnane, David Malouf, Tim Winton, Elizabeth Jolley, Helen Garner, Drusilla Modjeska, Kate Grenville and Marr Grounds. This meticulous and moving biography reads Mears' life and work within that broader cultural community to celebrate her truly extraordinary achievements and adventures
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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11009241
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Brennan, Bernadette
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mears, Gillian
  • Women authors, Australian
  • Women novelists, Australian
  • Novelists, Australian
Target audience
adult
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the enigmatic Gillian mears
Label
Leaping into waterfalls : the enigmatic Gillian Mears, Bernadette Brennan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069909039
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760879785
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1268954959
Label
Leaping into waterfalls : the enigmatic Gillian Mears, Bernadette Brennan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069909039
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760879785
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1268954959

Library Locations

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