y Australia's Game : Stories, Essays, Verse & Drama Inspired by the Australian Game of Football anthology   essay   short story   poetry   drama   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'In Australia, nothing excites such passion as the tribal loyalties generated by Australian Rules football. This is a collection of essays and writings capturing the agony and the ecstasy of our great game from some of Australia's best storytellers. Contributors share their oval dreams in reflections ranging from witty and affectionate reminiscences and expressions of hope for the future, to statements of deep alienation and betrayal. Featured writers include Don Watson, Paul Kelly, Geoffrey Blainey, Gerald Murnane, Paul Daffey, John Harms, Emma Quayle, Barry Oakley, Peter Corris, Manfred Jurgensen, Kate Eltham, Vin Maskell, Peter Schwab and many more. A revised and updated edition of The Greatest Game – first published in 1988 – the book retains a selection of the most poignant writings from the original version, including those by historian Manning Clark, playwright David Williamson and broadcaster Andrea Stretton. Each year millions of Australians attend or watch the footy – they argue about it, revel in it, despair of it, or even make vain attempts to ignore it. While newspapers keep us informed of the scores or who has been dropped or traded, this book explores the deeper contribution that football has on our culture and society. From the dramatic moments on footy's centre stage, to the battles played out on dusty outback ovals, this book contains something for everyone. ' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Slattery Media Group , 2013 .
      Extent: 327p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 01 July 2013
      ISBN: 9780987500205 (paperback)

Works about this Work

Game Rules Writers' Hearts Gary Smith , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 September 2013; (p. 25)

— Review of Australia's Game : Stories, Essays, Verse & Drama Inspired by the Australian Game of Football 2013 anthology essay short story poetry drama biography
Australia's Game : Stories, Essays, Verse & Drama John Robotham , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14-15 September 2013; (p. 20)
Ross Fitzgerald and Ken Spellman : Australia's Game Nicole Hayes , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , September 2013;

— Review of Australia's Game : Stories, Essays, Verse & Drama Inspired by the Australian Game of Football 2013 anthology essay short story poetry drama biography
Game Rules Writers' Hearts Gary Smith , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 September 2013; (p. 25)

— Review of Australia's Game : Stories, Essays, Verse & Drama Inspired by the Australian Game of Football 2013 anthology essay short story poetry drama biography
Ross Fitzgerald and Ken Spellman : Australia's Game Nicole Hayes , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , September 2013;

— Review of Australia's Game : Stories, Essays, Verse & Drama Inspired by the Australian Game of Football 2013 anthology essay short story poetry drama biography
Australia's Game : Stories, Essays, Verse & Drama John Robotham , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14-15 September 2013; (p. 20)
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