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Author Murnane, Gerald, 1939-
Title A History of Books.
Imprint Sydney : Giramondo, 2012.

Subject Short stories, Australian.
Description 1 online resource (216 pages)
Contents A HISTORY OF BOOKS; As It Were a Letter; The Boy's Name Was David; Last Letter to a Niece; PUBLISHER'S NOTE.
Summary 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 authors, the great, the popular, and the now-forgotten. The images themselves, with their scenes of marital discord, violence and madness, or their illuminated landscapes that point to the consolations of a world beyond fiction, give new intensity to Murnane?s habitual concern with the anxieties and aspirations of the wri.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781922146229 (electronic bk.)
1922146226 (electronic bk.)
9781922146212 (electronic bk.)
1922146218 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 818818993
Additional Format Print version: Murnane, Gerald. A History of Books. Sydney : Giramondo, ©2012 9781920882853