• Author: David Malouf http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/malouf-david
Issue Details: First known date: 1985 1985
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  • Appears in:
    y Southerly vol. 45 no. 1 March 1985 Z589037 1985 periodical issue 1985 pg. 3-10
  • Appears in:
    y The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature Ken L. Goodwin (editor), Alan Lawson (editor), South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 Z535337 1990 anthology criticism correspondence extract poetry drama biography short story prose humour satire travel South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 pg. 298-303
  • Appears in:
    y David Malouf : Johnno, Short Stories, Poems, Essays and Interview David Malouf , Jim Tulip (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 Z211109 1990 selected work novel poetry short story prose criticism biography interview St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 pg. 262-269
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australian Essays Imre Salusinszky (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1997 Z380749 1997 anthology prose short story biography criticism humour satire Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1997 pg. 175-180
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 833-839
  • Appears in:
    y A First Place David Malouf , North Sydney : Random House , 2014 6856466 2014 selected work prose essay

    '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)

    North Sydney : Random House , 2014
    pg. 5-16
    Note: With title: "A First Place"

Works about this Work

La Maison Onirique: David Malouf's First House Edward Hills , 1997 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 16 no. 1 1997; (p. 3-14)
Mapping the Local in the Unreal City Liz Ferrier , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island Magazine , Summer no. 41 1989; (p. 65-69)
Mapping the Local in the Unreal City Liz Ferrier , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island Magazine , Summer no. 41 1989; (p. 65-69)
La Maison Onirique: David Malouf's First House Edward Hills , 1997 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 16 no. 1 1997; (p. 3-14)
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