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y A First Place selected work   prose   essay  
  • Author: David Malouf http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/malouf-david
Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'A collection of personal essays and writing from David Malouf to celebrate his 80th birthday.

'Topography, geography, history. Multiculturalism, referendums, the constitution and national occasions. Parental and grandparental romances, the sensual and bountiful beauty of Brisbane, the mysterious offerings of Queenslander houses, and leaving home. The idea of a nation and the heart of its people. Being Australian and Australia's relationship to the world. Putting ourselves on the map.

'All these subjects, and more, are explored from the generous, questioning and original perspective of David Malouf.

'At the heart of these pieces is the idea of home, where and what it is. What they illustrate is the formation of a man, an Australian and one of the best writers this country has produced.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Carmen Callil
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Traveller's Tale, David Malouf , 1982 single work short story (p. 1-4)
A First Place : The Mapping of a World, David Malouf , 1985 single work prose (p. 5-16)
Note: With title: "A First Place"
My Multicultural Life, David Malouf , 2014 single work prose (p. 17-33)
Note: Campagnatico 1984 – address to Australian Literature Conference, Milan, November 1984
As Happy as This, David Malouf , 1994 single work prose autobiography Family Portrait (p. 34-64)
The Exotic at Home, David Malouf , 2005 single work autobiography L'Esotico a Casa (p. 65-78)
The House of the Dead, David Malouf , 2014 single work prose (p. 79-98)
Putting Ourselves on the Map, David Malouf , 2014 single work prose (p. 99-113)
The Eighties, a Learning Experience, David Malouf , 2014 single work prose (p. 114-123)
The People's Judgement, David Malouf , 2014 single work prose (p. 229-235)
The One Day, David Malouf , 2003 single work essay

''Silence was a deeply established tradition. Men used it as a form of self-protection; it saved those who had experienced the horrors of war from the emotional trauma of experiencing it all over again in the telling. And it saved women and children, back home, from the terrible knowledge of what they had seen and walked away from … One result of this was that the men who had actually lived through Gallipoli and the trenches did not write about it.'

'In the century since the Gallipoli landing, Anzac Day has taken on a different tenor for each succeeding generation. Perceptively and evocatively, David Malouf traces the meaning of this 'one day' when Australians stop to reflect on endurance, service and the folly of war. He shows how what was once history has now passed into legend, and how we have found in Anzac Day 'a truly national occasion.'' (Publication summary)

(p. 236-251)
Made in England : Australia's British Inheritance, David Malouf , 2003 single work essay (p. 252-333)
The States of the Nation, David Malouf , 2010 single work essay (p. 334-350)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 2014 .
      2656952257121699783.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website
      Extent: 368p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 3 March 2014
      ISBN: 9780857984050

Works about this Work

Received Wisdom David Marr , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 111 2015; (p. 62-65)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay
Chapter & Verse Phil Brown , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , March 5-11 no. 970 2014; (p. 10-11)
Words Are Everything for Malouf William Yeoman , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 4 March 2014; (p. 6)
David Malouf : A Life of Letters Kerry Kilner , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , no. 138 2014; (p. 44-45)
'At the State Library of Queensland on Friday 6 June 2014, David Malouf gave an address as a part of his SW Brooks visiting lectureship at the University of Queensland. The event was also part of Queensland Week and was one of a series of events honouring Malouf ’s contribution to Australia’s literary culture. Malouf opened his inspiring talk by reflecting on how recent public events associated with his 80th birthday had given him cause to think about the complex factors at play in the creation of what has become his ‘body of work’. The metaphor of the body in this phrase struck him as significant because of the sort of writer he is.' (Author's introduction)
Elegant Eloquence Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 March 2014; (p. 32) The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 March 2014; (p. 32-33)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay ; Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
'As he approaches his ninth decade, new poetry and a collection of essays remind us of the brilliance of David Malouf, writes Peter Craven.'
David Malouf : A First Place Kathy Gollan , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , March 2014;

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay
'David Malouf’s absorbing essays, full of erudition and with his trademark lucid prose, engage with the troubled issue of Australian identity.'
An Exile of the Mind at Home Amid Strangers Insights into Our National Character Andrew Fuhrmann , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 9 March 2014; (p. 12) The Sun-Herald , 9 March 2014; (p. 13)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay
David Malouf : A First Place 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 1-7 March 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay
Shadow Lives : David Malouf Maps the Emotional History of Australia Kevin Rabalais , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 361 2014; (p. 13-14)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay
Review : A First Place Graham Hansen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , June 2014; (p. 37)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay
Review : David Malouf. A First Place Steve Evans , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , November no. 13 2014; (p. 92-95)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay
Elegant Eloquence Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 March 2014; (p. 32) The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 March 2014; (p. 32-33)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay ; Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
'As he approaches his ninth decade, new poetry and a collection of essays remind us of the brilliance of David Malouf, writes Peter Craven.'
David Malouf : A First Place Kathy Gollan , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , March 2014;

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay
'David Malouf’s absorbing essays, full of erudition and with his trademark lucid prose, engage with the troubled issue of Australian identity.'
An Exile of the Mind at Home Amid Strangers Insights into Our National Character Andrew Fuhrmann , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 9 March 2014; (p. 12) The Sun-Herald , 9 March 2014; (p. 13)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay
David Malouf : A First Place 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 1-7 March 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay
Shadow Lives : David Malouf Maps the Emotional History of Australia Kevin Rabalais , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 361 2014; (p. 13-14)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay
Review : A First Place Graham Hansen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , June 2014; (p. 37)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay
Received Wisdom David Marr , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 111 2015; (p. 62-65)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay
Review : David Malouf. A First Place Steve Evans , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , November no. 13 2014; (p. 92-95)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay
Chapter & Verse Phil Brown , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , March 5-11 no. 970 2014; (p. 10-11)
Words Are Everything for Malouf William Yeoman , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 4 March 2014; (p. 6)
David Malouf : A Life of Letters Kerry Kilner , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , no. 138 2014; (p. 44-45)
'At the State Library of Queensland on Friday 6 June 2014, David Malouf gave an address as a part of his SW Brooks visiting lectureship at the University of Queensland. The event was also part of Queensland Week and was one of a series of events honouring Malouf ’s contribution to Australia’s literary culture. Malouf opened his inspiring talk by reflecting on how recent public events associated with his 80th birthday had given him cause to think about the complex factors at play in the creation of what has become his ‘body of work’. The metaphor of the body in this phrase struck him as significant because of the sort of writer he is.' (Author's introduction)
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