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Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'A writer questions the architecture of words, struggling to capture his ideas before they are lost; a husband excavating beneath his house becomes mesmerised by silence and disappears in search of solitude; a lighthouse keeper dreams that he is a man dreaming that he is the keeper of a lighthouse.

'Magnificent in its scope and imagery, David Brooks's mastery of the written word is eclipsed in this thought-provoking collection. Both evocative and experimental, Brooks's stories conjure fragments of memory and time, capturing streetscapes and heartscapes in a mosaic-style splendour.

'Lyrical and perceptive, brave and illuminating, Napoleon's Roads explores the richness of language and the possibilities of expression, while exemplifying some of the most sophisticated, polished and beautiful contemporary literature in Australia today.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also large print.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2016 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Napoleon's Roads, David Brooks , 2001 single work prose (p. 3-15)
The Cellar, David Brooks , 2016 single work short story (p. 16-24)
Kabul, David Brooks , 2001 single work prose (p. 25-36)
The Crow Theses, David Brooks , 1998 single work prose (p. 37-42)
A., David Brooks , 2016 single work prose (p. 43-50)
The Lighthouse Keeper's Dream, David Brooks , 2004 single work short story (p. 51-55)
The Dead, David Brooks , 1999 single work prose (p. 56-66)
Alchemy, David Brooks , 2016 single work prose (p. 67)
Ten Short Pieces, David Brooks , 2016 sequence prose (p. 67-76)
A Piece of Sheepsongs, David Brooks , 2016 single work prose (p. 68)
Process, David Brooks , 2016 single work prose (p. 68-69)
A Short Allegory, David Brooks , 2016 single work prose (p. 69-70)
A Time of Strangersi"...so it was, anyway, that we entered a time of strangers. It was", David Brooks , 2005 single work poetry (p. 70-73)
In the Centre of the World, David Brooks , 2016 single work prose (p. 73-74)
Vierge Ouvrante, David Brooks , 2016 single work prose (p. 74-75)
The Net, David Brooks , 2016 single work prose (p. 75)
A Turkish Head, David Brooks , 2016 single work prose (p. 75-76)
We Are Standing at the Low Stone Wall, David Brooks , 2016 single work prose (p. 76)
The Wall, David Brooks , 2003 single work short story (p. 77-88)
The Seventh Floor, David Brooks , 2016 single work prose (p. 89-91)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

A Tactile Meandering to Some Strange Places Peter Pierce , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30-31 January 2016; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30-31 January 2016; (p. 25)

— Review of Napoleon's Roads David Brooks 2016 selected work prose
Elusive Brooks Jane Sullivan , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 379 2016; (p. 38)

— Review of Napoleon's Roads David Brooks 2016 selected work prose
Uniformly Probing at Dark Landscapes Fiona Wright , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 April - 1 June 2016; (p. 21)

— Review of Napoleon's Roads David Brooks 2016 selected work prose
A Tactile Meandering to Some Strange Places Peter Pierce , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30-31 January 2016; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30-31 January 2016; (p. 25)

— Review of Napoleon's Roads David Brooks 2016 selected work prose
Elusive Brooks Jane Sullivan , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 379 2016; (p. 38)

— Review of Napoleon's Roads David Brooks 2016 selected work prose
Uniformly Probing at Dark Landscapes Fiona Wright , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 April - 1 June 2016; (p. 21)

— Review of Napoleon's Roads David Brooks 2016 selected work prose
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