Download or read book Gould s Book of Fish written by Richard Flanagan and published by . This book was released on 2001 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the early nineteenth century, forger and thief William Buelow Gould lands in prison in Australia, where the prison doctor utilizes his painting talents to create an illustrated taxonomy of the country's exotic sea creatures.
Download or read book Gould s Book of Fish A Novel in 12 Fish written by Richard Flanagan and published by Turtleback Books. This book was released on 2003 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Published in hardcover to outstanding acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, and winner of the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize, Gould's Book of Fish is a marvelously imagined epic of nineteenth-century Australia -- a world of convicts and colonists, thieves and catamites, whose bloody history is recorded in a very unusual taxonomy of fish. Widely hailed as a masterpiece and a work of genius, it stands out as one of the best novels of recent years. Billy Gould was a forger and thief sentenced to life imprisonment in a penal colony in Van Diemen's Land -- now Tasmania. After six months he escaped and boarded a whaler for the Americas, but before long his adventures landed him back in prison. The prison doctor Lempriere utilizes Gould's painting talents to create an illustrated taxonomy of the country's exotic sea creatures, which Lempriere madly believes will assure his place in history and the Royal Society. Lost and re-created, destroyed and hidden, Gould's book finally resurfaces in the present day littered with scrawls recording his unutterably strange life -- part freewheeling picaresque, part tragicomedy -- and that of his country, a penal colony, settlement, and magical space populated by generals, visionaries, and madmen. Gould's Book of Fish is a tour de force that questions the reliability of history and science, and the substance of artistic creation. Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times called it "a huge, phantasmagorical work ... as inventive and visionary in its reimagination of history as [Toni] Morrison's masterwork, Beloved." "Gould's Book of Fish ...is ... by turns bawdy and pensive, moving and abrasive, visionary and squalid, apocalyptic and confessional." --Chris Lehmann, The Washington Post Book World "Flanagan's masterful balancing act between what we endure and where we prevail ricochets page-to-page at breakneck read with passion and compassion, from the rhapsodic to Rabelaisian." -- Gordon Hauptfleisch, San Diego Union-Tribune "Remarkable ... A serene, chilling vision of human life as comparable to the life of fish, 'swimming in vast coldness, alone.'" -- The New Yorker "A work of significant genius ... terrifying, exhilarating, and amazingly beautiful." -- E. William Smethurst, Jr., Chicago Tribune "Flanagan ... leaps beyond his country's history toward the biggest questions that love and language can pose." -- Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor
Download or read book National Treasures from Australia s Great Libraries written by National Library of Australia and published by National Library Australia. This book was released on 2005 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: National treasures from Australia's great libraries brings our national memory to life, for the first time showcasing more than 170 treasures that have helped define our nation -- where we come from, who we are and what sets us apart. Both a guide and a lasting record of a remarkable exhibition, this richly illustrated catalogue reveals the magnificent collections of Australia's National, State and Territory libraries.
Download or read book 21st century Gothic written by Danel Olson and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 711 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selected by a poll of more than 180 Gothic specialists, the fifty-three original works discussed in 21st-Century Gothic represent the most impressive Gothic novels written around the world between 2000-2010.
Download or read book Deleuzian Fabulation and the Scars of History written by Ronald Bogue and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2010-07-05 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The concept of fabulation makes a late appearance in Deleuze's career and in only limited detail, but by tracing its connections to other concepts and situating them within Deleuze's general aesthetics, Ronald Bogue develops a theory of fabulation which he proposes as the guiding principle of a Deleuzian approach to literary narrative.Fabulation, he argues, entails becoming-other, experimenting on the real, legending, and inventing a people to come, as well as an understanding of time informed by Deleuze's Chronos/Aion distinction and his theory of the three passive syntheses of time. In close readings of contemporary novels by Zakes Mda, Arundhati Roy, Roberto Bolano, Assia Djebar and Richard Flanagan, he demonstrates the usefulness of fabulation as a critical tool, while exploring the problematic relationship between history and story-telling which all five novelists adopt as a central thematic concern.This is an original and exciting project by a highly respected specialist in the field.
Download or read book Australian Fiction as Archival Salvage written by Frances A. Johnson and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-11-16 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Australian Fiction as Archival Salvage examines developments in the Australian postcolonial historical novel from 1989 to the present, including seminal experiments in the genre by Kate Grenville, Mudrooroo, Kim Scott, Peter Carey, Rohan Wilson and others.
Download or read book Ex Libris written by Michiko Kakutani and published by Clarkson Potter. This book was released on 2020-10-20 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani shares 100 personal, thought-provoking essays about books that have mattered to her and that help illuminate the world we live in today—with beautiful illustrations throughout. “A book tailormade for bibliophiles.”—Oprah Winfrey “An ebullient celebration of books and reading.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) In the introduction to her new collection of essays, Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread, Michiko Kakutani writes: “In a world riven by political and social divisions, literature can connect people across time zones and zip codes, across cultures and religions, national boundaries and historical eras. It can give us an understanding of lives very different from our own, and a sense of the shared joys and losses of human experience.” Readers will discover novels and memoirs by some of the most gifted writers working today; favorite classics worth reading or rereading; and nonfiction works, both old and new, that illuminate our social and political landscape and some of today’s most pressing issues, from climate change to medicine to the consequences of digital innovation. There are essential works in American history (The Federalist Papers, The Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.); books that address timely cultural dynamics (Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction, Daniel J. Boorstin’s The Image, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale); classics of children’s literature (the Harry Potter novels, Where the Wild Things Are); and novels by acclaimed contemporary writers like Don DeLillo, William Gibson, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Ian McEwan. With richly detailed illustrations by lettering artist Dana Tanamachi that evoke vintage bookplates, Ex Libris is an impassioned reminder of why reading matters more than ever.
Download or read book Judging a Book by Its Cover written by Nickianne Moody and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do books attract their readers? This collection takes a closer look at book covers and their role in promoting sales and shaping readers' responses. Judging a Book by Its Cover brings together leading scholars, many with experience in the publishing industry, who examine the marketing of popular fiction across the twentieth century and beyond. Using case studies, and grounding their discussions historically and methodologically, the contributors address key themes in contemporary media, literary, publishing, and business studies related to globalisation, the correlation between text and image, identity politics, and reader reception. Topics include book covers and the internet bookstore; the links between books, the music industry, and film; literary prizes and the selling of books; subcultures and sales of young adult fiction; the cover as a signifier of literary value; and the marketing of ethnicity and lesbian pulp fiction. This exciting collection opens a new field of enquiry for scholars of book history, literature, media and communication studies, marketing, and cultural studies.
Download or read book Wanting written by Richard Flanagan and published by Harper Perennial. This book was released on 2010-05-14 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is 1844. In the remote penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land, a barefoot Aboriginal girl sits for a portrait in a red silk dress. She is Mathinna, the adopted daughter of the island’s governor, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, and the subject of a grand experiment in civilization -- one that will determine whether science, Christianity and reason can be imposed in the place of savagery, impulse and desire. A quarter of a century passes. Somewhere in the Arctic, Sir John Franklin has disappeared with his crew and two ships on an expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage. The people of England are horrified by reports of cannibalism filtering back from search parties, no one more so than the most celebrated novelist of the day, Charles Dickens, for whom Franklin’s story becomes a means to plumb the frozen depths of his own life. As several lives become joined by unexpected events and tragedies, Wanting transforms into a stunning contemporary meditation on the ways in which desire -- and its denial -- shape all our lives.
Download or read book Hope at Sea written by Teresa Shewry and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2015-09-16 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As far back as Thomas More’s Utopia and Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis, the Pacific Ocean has inspired literary creations of promising worlds. Hope at Sea asks how literary writers have more recently conceived the future of ocean living. In doing so, it provides a new perspective on art and imagination in the face of enormous environmental change. Drawing together ecocriticism, theories of hope, and literary analysis, this book explores how literary writers evoke hope in engaging with environmental upheavals that are reshaping life in the Pacific Ocean. Teresa Shewry considers contemporary poetry, short stories, novels, art, and journalistic pieces from Australia, New Zealand, Hawai’i, and other ocean sites, examining their imaginative accounts of present life and future living in places where humans coexist with environmental loss: rivers that no longer reach the sea, dwindling populations of ocean life, the effects of nuclear weapons testing, and more. These works are connected by their views of a future that includes hope. Until now, hope has never been theorized in a direct, sustained way in ecocriticism. Hope at Sea makes an argument for hope as a lens for creative and critical confrontation with environmental disruptions and the resulting sense of loss. It also reflects on the critical approaches that hope as an analytic category opens up for the study of environmental literature. With hope as a critical perspective, Shewry develops a method for reading environmental literature: literary writers create new ways to apprehend existing environmental realities and craft stories about seas, forests, cities, and rivers that could be—not as literal plans but as ways of imagining promising lives in the present world and in the world to come.
Download or read book Evolution Education in the American South written by Christopher D. Lynn and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-03-08 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume reaches beyond the controversy surrounding the teaching and learning of evolution in the United States, specifically in regard to the culture, politics, and beliefs found in the Southeast. The editors argue that despite a deep history of conflict in the region surrounding evolution, there is a wealth of evolution research taking place—from biodiversity in species to cultural evolution and human development. In fact, scientists, educators, and researchers from around the United States have found their niche in the South, where biodiversity is high, culture runs deep, and the pace is just a little bit slower.
Download or read book Papers of Richard Flanagan written by Richard Flanagan and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 85 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: MS Acc05/11 comprises draft manuscripts of various publications including The sound of one hand clapping, Death of a river guide, The circle, Gould's book of fish, Codename Iago: the story of John Friedrich, and, A terrible beauty: history of the Gordon River country; draft thesis on the National Unemployed Workers' Movement; subject files, articles, essays and speeches; and, papers on the Strahan Visitors Centre (11 boxes, 12 cartons, 1 fol. box).
Download or read book Convicts written by Clare Anderson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-01-13 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Clare Anderson provides a radical new reading of histories of empire and nation, showing that the history of punishment is not solely connected to the emergence of prisons and penitentiaries, but to histories of governance, occupation, and global connections across the world. Exploring punitive mobility to islands, colonies, and remote inland and border regions over a period of five centuries, she proposes a close and enduring connection between punishment, governance, repression, and nation and empire building, and reveals how states, imperial powers, and trading companies used convicts to satisfy various geo-political and social ambitions. Punitive mobility became intertwined with other forms of labour bondage including enslavement, with convicts a key source of unfree labour that could be used to occupy territories. Far from passive subjects, however, convicts manifested their agency in various forms, including the extension of political ideology and cultural transfer, and vital contributions to contemporary knowledge production.
Download or read book Unknown Terrorist written by Richard Flanagan and published by HarperCollins Publishers. This book was released on 2007-04-24 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Page 1 A provocative thriller of a post-9/11 world, from the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize–winning author of Gould’s Book of Fish and The Sound of One Hand Clapping. Gina Davies, a.k.a. “The Doll” is a 26- year-old pole dancer at the Chairman’s Lounge night club. She prefers the touch of money on her skin to the touch of a man. She knows her role in a world built on deception—the dancers pretending to be excited, the men pretending that the women aren’t pretending. But on the night of Mardi Gras 2007, right after three unexploded bombs are discovered at a local stadium, The Doll meets up with a darkly handsome stranger for a night of drugs and sex at his apartment. The next day, the man is identified as an international terrorist, and she as his accomplice, both spied in a security video going into his building. And suddenly her world of small, familiar deceptions implodes into one where lies are out to destroy her. A novel unlike anything acclaimed author Richard Flanagan has ever written, The Unknown Terrorist is as compelling as a top-notch thriller, at the same time driven by the provocative questions we should all be asking in our poisoned post-9/11 atmosphere. Why is it that our truths are now cloaked in falsehoods? How is it that money, possessions and power have become our new moral guideposts? And why is it that the media we count on to expose untruths have become part of the machine of their propagation? The Unknown Terrorist marks the first time the internationally acclaimed Richard Flanagan has been published in Canada. It is a profoundly affecting and timely debut.
Download or read book Where the Wild Books Are written by Jim Dwyer and published by University of Nevada Press. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As interest in environmental issues grows, many writers of fiction have embraced themes that explore the connections between humans and the natural world. Ecologically themed fiction ranges from profound philosophical meditations to action-packed entertainments. Where the Wild Books Are offers an overview of nearly 2,000 works of nature-oriented fiction. The author includes a discussion of the precursors and history of the genre, and of its expansion since the 1970s. He also considers its forms and themes, as well as the subgenres into which it has evolved, such as speculative fiction, ecodefense, animal stories, mysteries, ecofeminist novels, cautionary tales, and others. A brief summary and critical commentary of each title is included. Dwyer’s scope is broad and covers fiction by Native American writers as well as ecofiction from writers around the world. Far more than a mere listing of books, Where the Wild Books Are is a lively introduction to a vast universe of engaging, provocative writing. It can be used to develop book collections or curricula. It also serves as an introduction to one of the most fertile areas of contemporary fiction, presenting books that will offer enjoyable reading and new insights into the vexing environmental questions of our time.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Post Colonial Literatures in English written by Eugene Benson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-11-30 with total page 1676 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In three volumes, this Encyclopedia documents the history and development of this body of work and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In more than 1,600 entries written by more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, it explores the effect of the colonial and post-colonial experience on literatures in English worldwide.
Download or read book Richard Flanagan written by Robert Dixon and published by Sydney University Press. This book was released on 2018-10-12 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard Flanagan: Critical Essays is the first book to be published about the life and work of this major world author. Written by twelve leading critics from Australia, Europe and North America, these richly varied essays offer new ways of understanding Flanagan’s contribution to Tasmanian, Australian and world literature. Flanagan’s fictional worlds offer empathetic, often poignant, renderings of those whose voices have been lost beneath official accounts of history, stories from a small region that have made their mark on a global scale. Considering his seven novels as well as his non-fiction, journalism and correspondence, this collection examines the historical and geographical factors that have shaped Flanagan’s representation of Tasmanian identity. This collection offers new insights into a determinedly regional writer, and the impact he has had on a local, national and global scale.