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Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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Notes

  • Dedication: To the memory of my grandparents, who kept a store in the Macleary Valley.
  • Epigraph: 'Terrors are turned upon me; my dignity hasteth away as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.' The Book of Job
  • Other formats: Also sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Heinemann Australia , 1995 .
      Extent: 330p.
      Written as: Tom Keneally
      ISBN: 0855615923
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Sceptre , 1995 .
      Extent: 330p.
      ISBN: 034061093X
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Talese , 1995 .
      Extent: 324p.
      Edition info: 1st US ed.
      ISBN: 0385476965
    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Minerva , 1995 .
      Extent: 330p.
      ISBN: 1863305009
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Plume , ca. 1996 .
      Extent: 324p.
      ISBN: 0452276551
Alternative title: Eine Stadt am Fluss : Roman
Language: German
    • Berlin,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Berlin , 1995 .
      Extent: 324p.
      ISBN: 3827000904

Works about this Work

A National (Diasporic?) Living Treasure : Thomas Keneally Paul Sharrad , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , November no. 14 2015; (p. 20-27)
Although Thomas Keneally is firmly located as a national figure, his international literary career and his novels’ inspection of colonial exile, Aboriginal alienation, and movements of people throughout history reflect aspects of diasporic experience, while pushing the term itself into wider meaning of the transnational.
Reconfiguring 'Asian Australian' Writing : Australia, India and Inez Baranay Paul Sharrad , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 3 2010; (p. 11-29)
"The Outback", "River Towns" and a New Nation Xiaojin Zhou , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: From Fixity to Fluidity : The Theme of Identity in Thomas Keneally's Fiction 2009; (p. 77-85)
'Towns are significant in the Australian nation-building process because they mark a new attitude toward the land, and hence a new way of life. If the early convicts are visitors who have no other choice, the immigrants who build the towns in the outback are willing settlers in this new land. Instead of regarding the land as a disorienting and disappointing “hell” they happen to be thrown into, the immigrants tend to look on the bush, the pasture and the farm as a place with new hope and new opportunities. Though they still carry old aesthetic expectations and occasionally lament the strangeness and barrenness of “the outback”, they are far more ready to adapt and of course, to re-create. In this sense, towns are the beginning of really positive and constructive interactions between Australians and their land. ' (77)
Contemporary Nationalist Revisions of 'Australia' : 'Illywhacker' and 'A River Town' Nathanael O'Reilly , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies , Spring-Fall vol. 12 no. 1-2 2006;
Song of the Pen : Archival Footage Thomas Keneally , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 37 no. 3 2005; (p. 6-7)
Thomas Keneally describes the different methods he has used to research his novels.
Irish Cultural Memory in Australian Writing since World War II Kathleen Simmons , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Irish-Australian Studies : Papers Delivered at the Ninth Irish-Australian Conference, Galway, April 1997 2000; (p. 224-232)
Untitled John Scheckter , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Autumn vol. 70 no. 4 1996; (p. 1025-1026)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
The Birth of a Book: Doubleday Delivers `A River Town' Mark Annichiarico , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: Library Journal , 15 February vol. 120 no. 3 1995; (p. 122-124)
Thomas Keneally: The Australian Connection Judith Weinraub , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: International Herald Tribune , 1 June 1995; (p. 20)
A Federation of Heart and Mind Brian McFarlane , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 30 April 1995; (p. 8)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Community Conflicts Stephen Henighan , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 24 March no. 4799 1995; (p. 20)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Grand Gestures Janette Turner Hospital , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 25 May vol. 17 no. 10 1995; (p. 22-23)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Keneally Comes Home Ralph Elliott , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 May 1995; (p. C12)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Keneally Re-Visits the Past (with Variations) Robert James Smith , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Macleay Argus , 27 October 1995; (p. 16)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Keneally Returns to Form Tracy Ware , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 9 no. 2 1995; (p. 146-147)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel ; Jacko Thomas Keneally 1993 single work novel
Keneally's Racy and Energetic New Novel Laurie Clancy , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 170 1995; (p. 50)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Morals...and a Good Story Rosemary Sorensen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 April 1995; (p. wkd 6)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Period Piece Lives in the Present Peter Pierce , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 11 April vol. 116 no. 5965 1995; (p. 89)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Potent Mix Fails to Fire David Matthews , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 April 1995; (p. rev 9)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Public Troubles, Private Woes John Clark , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Los Angeles Times Book Review , 18 June 1995; (p. 15)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
A Federation of Heart and Mind Brian McFarlane , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 30 April 1995; (p. 8)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Community Conflicts Stephen Henighan , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 24 March no. 4799 1995; (p. 20)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Grand Gestures Janette Turner Hospital , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 25 May vol. 17 no. 10 1995; (p. 22-23)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Keneally Comes Home Ralph Elliott , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 May 1995; (p. C12)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Keneally Re-Visits the Past (with Variations) Robert James Smith , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Macleay Argus , 27 October 1995; (p. 16)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Keneally Returns to Form Tracy Ware , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 9 no. 2 1995; (p. 146-147)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel ; Jacko Thomas Keneally 1993 single work novel
Keneally's Racy and Energetic New Novel Laurie Clancy , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 170 1995; (p. 50)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Morals...and a Good Story Rosemary Sorensen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 April 1995; (p. wkd 6)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Period Piece Lives in the Present Peter Pierce , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 11 April vol. 116 no. 5965 1995; (p. 89)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Potent Mix Fails to Fire David Matthews , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 April 1995; (p. rev 9)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Public Troubles, Private Woes John Clark , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Los Angeles Times Book Review , 18 June 1995; (p. 15)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Republic of Kempsey Susan Geason , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 26 March 1995; (p. 128)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Tea and Prejudice Lucy Frost , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 April 1995; (p. 9)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
The Past According to Tom Elizabeth Riddell , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 April 1995; (p. 9A)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Untitled Francine Fialkoff , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Library Journal , 15 February vol. 120 no. 3 1995; (p. 182)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Untitled John Scheckter , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Autumn vol. 70 no. 4 1996; (p. 1025-1026)

— Review of A River Town Thomas Keneally 1995 single work novel
Contemporary Nationalist Revisions of 'Australia' : 'Illywhacker' and 'A River Town' Nathanael O'Reilly , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies , Spring-Fall vol. 12 no. 1-2 2006;
Song of the Pen : Archival Footage Thomas Keneally , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 37 no. 3 2005; (p. 6-7)
Thomas Keneally describes the different methods he has used to research his novels.
Reconfiguring 'Asian Australian' Writing : Australia, India and Inez Baranay Paul Sharrad , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 3 2010; (p. 11-29)
The Birth of a Book: Doubleday Delivers `A River Town' Mark Annichiarico , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: Library Journal , 15 February vol. 120 no. 3 1995; (p. 122-124)
Thomas Keneally: The Australian Connection Judith Weinraub , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: International Herald Tribune , 1 June 1995; (p. 20)
Irish Cultural Memory in Australian Writing since World War II Kathleen Simmons , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Irish-Australian Studies : Papers Delivered at the Ninth Irish-Australian Conference, Galway, April 1997 2000; (p. 224-232)
"The Outback", "River Towns" and a New Nation Xiaojin Zhou , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: From Fixity to Fluidity : The Theme of Identity in Thomas Keneally's Fiction 2009; (p. 77-85)
'Towns are significant in the Australian nation-building process because they mark a new attitude toward the land, and hence a new way of life. If the early convicts are visitors who have no other choice, the immigrants who build the towns in the outback are willing settlers in this new land. Instead of regarding the land as a disorienting and disappointing “hell” they happen to be thrown into, the immigrants tend to look on the bush, the pasture and the farm as a place with new hope and new opportunities. Though they still carry old aesthetic expectations and occasionally lament the strangeness and barrenness of “the outback”, they are far more ready to adapt and of course, to re-create. In this sense, towns are the beginning of really positive and constructive interactions between Australians and their land. ' (77)
A National (Diasporic?) Living Treasure : Thomas Keneally Paul Sharrad , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , November no. 14 2015; (p. 20-27)
Although Thomas Keneally is firmly located as a national figure, his international literary career and his novels’ inspection of colonial exile, Aboriginal alienation, and movements of people throughout history reflect aspects of diasporic experience, while pushing the term itself into wider meaning of the transnational.
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