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Stories from a mind-bending Australian master, "a genius on the level of Beckett" (Teju Cole)
These stories--originally published from 1985 to 2012--offer an irresistible compendium of the work of one of contemporary fiction's gre... read more

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: 9780374126001
: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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: Gerald Murnane
: Paperback
: English
: 560
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Stream System : The Collected Short Fiction of Gerald Murnane
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 Novel

Awards:Winner of Patrick White Literary Award 1999.

An affordable boutique hardcover for Murnane fans, featuring a new introduction by Ben Lerner. 'Murnane, a genius, is a worthy heir to Beckett.'--Teju Cole 'A careful stylist and a slyly comic writer with large ideas.'--Paris Review 'A distinguished, distinctive, unforgettable novel.'--Shirle... 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 Company
: Text Publishing Company
: 234mm X 153mm X 24mm
: Australia
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: Ben Lerner (Introduction by); Gerald Murnane
: Hardback
: 417
: English
: 823.914
: 224
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The Plains
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 Short Stories

This new work by Gerald Murnane is a fictionalised autobiography told in thirty sections, each of which begins with the memory of a book that has left an image on the writer's mind. The titles aren't given but the reader follows the clues, recalling in the process a parade of ... read more

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

Inland (1989) is a dispersed, sprawling narrative, a set of texts interlocked by a myriad of narratives, a work that could be described as postmodern for its intricate examination of meaning. It challenges our interpretations of space and time, as if we were looking in another way, not out to the... 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
: Giramondo Publishing Company
: Giramondo Publishing Co
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: Gerald Murnane
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: 256
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Inland
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 Novel

Awards:2018 PM’s Literary Award, Fiction

Giramondo's publication of Gerald Murnane's new work of fiction comes at a time of heightened international interest in this highly regarded author. Border Districts and Murnane's Collected Short Fiction will be released in the United States by di... 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 woul... read more

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: 9781925336542
: Giramondo Publishing Company
: Giramondo Publishing Co
: 197mm X 130mm
: Australia
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: Gerald Murnane
: Paperback
: 2017
: 192
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Border Districts
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Definitive collection of the short fiction of an Australian master-storyteller who is in a league of his own. Released simultaneously with Farrar Straus Giroux's editions of Border Districts and Collected Short Fiction in New York, an event which is likely ... read more

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: 9781925336641
: Giramondo Publishing Company
: Giramondo Publishing Co
: 235mm X 153mm
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: Gerald Murnane
: Paperback
: 2018
: 512
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Gerald Murnane: Collected Short Fiction
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 Novel

Reading Level:1 Fiction

What he had been searching for was not the perfect religious order but the perfect landscape...From that moment on he was a poet in search of his ideal landscape. Lost to the world for more than four decades, A Season on Earthis the essential link between two acknowledged masterpieces ... read more

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: 9781925773347
: Text Publishing Company
: Text Publishing Company
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: Gerald Murnane
: Hardback
: English
: 512
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A Season on Earth
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 Literature

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

Winner, Victorian Premier's Literary Award 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 hor... 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 Company
: Text Publishing Company
: 198mm X 128mm
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: Gerald Murnane
: Paperback
: English
: 798.40092
: 288
: BM
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Something for the Pain
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 Novel

Barley Patch takes as its subject the reasons an author might abandon fiction--or so he thinks--forever. Using the form of an oblique self-interrogation, it begins with the Beckettian question "Must I write?” and proceeds to expand from this small, personal query to fill in the detail... 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 Company
: Giramondo Publishing Co
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: Australia
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: Gerald Murnane
: Paperback
: 512
: 823/.914
: 266
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Barley Patch
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 Novel

"The house of fiction," wrote Henry James, "has . . . not one window, but a million." In this, his latest work, Gerald Murnane, one of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary authors, takes these words as his starting point, and asks: Who, exactly, are that house's residents, and what ... 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 Company
: Giramondo Publishing Co
: 210mm X 150mm
: Australia
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: Gerald Murnane
: Paperback
: 614
: 216
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A Million Windows
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