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A kingdom and a place of exile: critical essays on postcolonial women's Writing, Jones, Dorothy
1 Jones, Dorothy A kingdom and a place of exile: critical essays on postcolonial women's Writing
Australia University of Wollongong Press 2010 1920831533 / 9781920831530 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
191 indexed pages. Includes an introduction by Melissa Boyde and bibliographical references. This volume of essays collects together the fruits of 25 years of Jonesís thinking and writing at the forefront of postcolonial and contemporary women's writing. This rich commentary on post-colonial women's writing by leading literary scholar Dorothy Jones concentrates on writers from Australia, New Zealand, India, Canada and the Caribbean.Jonesí writing is imbued with a keen sense - and extraordinary knowledge - of the imaginative possibilities of myth. Themes throughout the essays include the textile arts and how they are intricately woven into the fabric of culture,the gardens women write and the part food plays in people's lives. The book is a critical celebration of writing and will be enjoyed by lovers of books and reading as well as scholars and students of post-colonial literary and feminist studies. There is a dedication signed by the author in the first page. 
Price: 27.00 AUD
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Over the Hill No...! an anthology - works by Australian Seniors, Lawrence, Larry
2 Lawrence, Larry Over the Hill No...! an anthology - works by Australian Seniors
Australia Tuggeranong Community Arts Incorporated 1996 0646302485 / 9780646302485 1st Edition Stapled Cover Good 12mo 
67 pages. This anthology of twenty works by Seniors published by Tuggeranong Community Arts incorporated with the assistance of a Community Support Grant from the Canberra Southern Cross Club. It is published in association with the Tuggeranong Valley Community Festival. The Festival is a prestigious annual event and this work was launched on the occasion of the 1996 Festival. Scuffs to front cover. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Selected essays - with a foreword by Ian Maxwell, Murdoch, Walter
3 Murdoch, Walter Selected essays - with a foreword by Ian Maxwell
Australia Angus & Robertson 1964 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
371 indexed pages. In making this selection, Sir Walter Murdoch wrote in the preface to this book he chose the essays which he, personally, liked best. These were the essays he most enjoyed writing: "The Burden of Solemnity; Are You Stock-Size?; Tripe and Onions; On Growling; My Last Murder; Bad Language; My Bush-Fire; A New Charity; On Sitting StillĎ; On Pioneering; My Roman Adventure; A Question Settled; An Adventurer; On Having Enemies; One Crowded Hour; The Scottish Twins; The Book and The Island; On Vastness; The Wild Planet; A Medieval Interlude; The Gods Foresee;The Ring and The Book; On a Mean Street;On Being Natural;Strange Effect of a Tonic; Hamlet Revisited;The Pink Manís Burden;Two Men: An Antithesis; On Rag-Bags;The Beasts in the Basement;On Two Poets; One-Leg Island;The Bloke." Sir Walter Logie Forbes Murdoch (1874-1970) was a prominent Australian academic and essayist. He was a founding professor of English and former Chancellor of the University of Western Australia. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Tusk, Reed, Bill
4 Reed, Bill Tusk
Australia Hyland House 1996 187565786X / 9781875657865 1st Edition Soft Cover Good Good 12mo 
267 pages. This is a brilliant novel about the clashing of boundaries - between races, generations, sanity and insanity. lts sharp, inventive prose draws us at pace towards a shocking, unexpected and profoundly moving climax. This is the ?rst novel in ten years from one of the great originals of A Australian literature. Long-awaited by many who have acclaimed Bill Reed. As one of our few writers of genius, TUSK will not disappoint." Part Tamil, part Australian, John Tasker is an up and coming lawyer in the Attorney - Generalís Department. After heís visited by a Sri Lankan police inspector on the trail of Tamil terrorists, the line between a bureaucratís life and the violent, amoral world of international terrorism becomes paper thin. What is lnspector Ekayanake looking for in Canberra? Why is he asking so many questions? What does he know about Johnís shadowy twin brother, Tusker? Bizarre deaths and strange coincidences follow Tusker around. Johnís world and Tuskerís world are converging Fast. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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