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 Novel

Awards:Winner of Patrick White Literary Award 1999.

This is the story of the families of the plains-obsessed with their land and history, their culture and mythology-and of the man who ventured into their world. First published in 1982, The Plains is a mesmerising work of startling originality. This handsome new hardback edition is introduced ... read more

Gerald Murnane writes some of the best sentences in English of any living writer, and his fiction is always pushing at the edges of our knowledge about what fiction is capable of, how fiction relates to actuality, and, in Murnane’s conceptual universe, how fiction relates to a reality which l... read more

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: 9781925355901
: Text Publishing Co
: The Text Publishing Company
: 234mm X 153mm X 24mm
: Australia
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: Gerald Murnane
: 208
: 823.914
: 417
: Hardback
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The Plains
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 Novel

A new work by a master of contemporary Australian fiction, highly regarded overseas, but little-known here. Giramondo's publication of Border Districts, and the retrospective volume Collected Short Fiction (early next year) is a collaboration with the distinguished New York pu... read more

“I am not writing a work of fiction but a report of seemingly fictional matters,” writes Gerald Murnane in this, his declared final work of what we would probably, for convenience at least, call fiction. An elderly writer, who probably no-one would object to our thinking of as... read more

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: 9781925336542
: Giramondo Publishing Co
: Giramondo Publishing Co
: 197mm X 130mm
: Australia
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: Gerald Murnane
: 192
: Paperback
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Border Districts: A Fiction
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 Short Stories

The major work of fiction in this collection, A History of Books, explores the relationship between reading and writing in twenty-nine sections, each of which begins with the memory of a book that has left an image in the writer's mind. The memory of the books themselves might... read more

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: 9781920882853
: Giramondo Publishing Co
: Giramondo Publishing Co
: Australia
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: Gerald Murnane
: 216
: Paperback
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A History of Books
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 Novel

With Giramondo's publication of Barley Patch and A History of Books, Gerald Murnane has attracted renewed interest as a brilliant writer and Nobel Prize contender. First published 25 years ago, Inland is one of Murnane's most complex and rewarding works, a study of guilt, longing and regret rich ... read more

“There are other worlds, but they’re all in this one,” wrote Paul Eluard, quoted by Murnane (in a slightly different translation) in Inland. The multiplicity and porosity of identity, not only of personage but also of occurrence and of place (the overarching (or underarching?) predominator of Mur... read more

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: 9781922146281
: NewSouth Publishing
: NewSouth Publishing
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: Gerald Murnane
: Paperback
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Inland
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 Novel

This new work of fiction by one of Australia's most highly regarded authors focuses on the importance of trust, and the possibility of betrayal, in storytelling as in life. It tests the relationship established between author and reader, and on occasions of intimacy, between child and ... read more

The great concern in Murnane’s writing is the relationship between the fiction he writes and what he calls the ‘image world’ (he insists this is nothing to do with ‘imagination’ in the sense of making things up (he is, he says, incapable of making things up)), and, to a lesser yet stro... read more

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: 9781922146533
: Giramondo Publishing Co
: Giramondo Publishing Co
: 210mm X 150mm
: Australia
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: Gerald Murnane
: 216
: 614
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A Million Windows
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 Literature

Awards:Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction 2016.

As a boy, Gerald Murnane became obsessed with horse racing. He had never ridden a horse, nor seen a race. Yet he was fascinated by photos of horse races in the Sporting Globe, and by the incantation of horses' names in radio broadcasts of races. Murnane discovered in these ra... read more

Why would I, who have no interest in horse racing and who seldom reads a memoir or biography, read a book composed almost exclusively of one man’s recollections of the minutiae of horse racing in Victoria, Australia, from the 1940s to the present? Gerald Murnane has written s... read more

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: 9781925355437
: Text Publishing Co
: The Text Publishing Company
: 198mm X 128mm
: Australia
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: Gerald Murnane
: 288
: Paperback
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Something for the Pain
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 Novel

Barley Patch is Gerald Murnane's first published book of fiction since 1995. It is a meditation on fiction and Murnane's own dedication to writing, and an examination of the relation between memory, image and lived experience. It is funny, self-deprecating, personal, as well as thoughtful a... read more

This book begins with the question that prompted its author to stop writing for fourteen years: “Must I write?” In finally finding himself capable of addressing this question, Murnane also addresses its corollary: “Why had I written?" What follows is a subtle and often profound examination ... read more

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: 9781920882532
: Giramondo Publishing Co
: Giramondo Publishing Co
: Australia
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: Gerald Murnane
: 320
: 823.3
: 512
: Paperback
: books
Barley Patch
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