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y Tiger's Eye : A Memoir selected work   autobiography   short story   prose  
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Beginnings : Intimations, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work autobiography (p. 5-16)
Beginnings : In a Tiger Landscape, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work autobiography (p. 16-21)
Beginnings : Initiations, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work autobiography (p. 21-35)
Childhood : Herbie, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work autobiography (p. 39-42)
Childhood : The Misses Wan, Inga Clendinnen , 1993 single work autobiography (p. 42-56)
Childhood : The Year of the Foreign Doctor, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work autobiography (p. 56-70)
Transitions : Eel or Trout?, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work autobiography (p. 73-77)
Transitions : White Aborigines, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work short story (p. 78-86)
Transitions : Indians, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work short story (p. 86-90)
Transitions : Black Sheep, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work short story (p. 90-96)
Transitions : Sisters, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work autobiography (p. 96-112)
Parents : St Elsewhere, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work short story (p. 115-121)
Parents : Writing Mother, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work autobiography (p. 121-141)
Parents : Writing Father, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work autobiography (p. 142-163)
Snakes and Ladders : Duck, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work autobiography (p. 167-172)
Snakes and Ladders : Crisis, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work autobiography (p. 173-188)
Snakes and Ladders : Home, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work autobiography (p. 188-191)
Snakes and Ladders : Reading Mr Robinson, Inga Clendinnen , 1995 single work prose (p. 191-218)
On Memory: Eel or Crystal? : Snapshots, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work autobiography (p. 221-226)
On Memory: Eel or Crystal? : I Spy, Inga Clendinnen , 2000 single work autobiography (p. 227-238)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Jonathan Cape , 2001 .
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      Extent: 289p.
      ISBN: 0224061232(pbk.)

Works about this Work

'That Weeping Constellation' : Navigating Loss in 'Memoirs of Textured Recovery' Amy Prodromou , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , March vol. 9 no. 1 2012; (p. 57-75)
'In The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion laments the absence of any significant body of literature that will help her through her grief. I propose that the grief memoir fills this gap left by professional literature of bereavement and itself contributes to a community of mourners missing from contemporary grief practices as identified by Sandra Gilbert and Darian Leader. This genre, new to literary analysis, provides a fertile ground for the discussion of recent literary and psychoanalytic analyses of mourning that have resisted the neat split Freud draws between normal and pathological grief. My chosen texts deliberately complicate "packaged and frozen" (Ellmann qtd. in Payne, Horn and Relf 78) notions of recovery while honouring what Jenny Diski calls the "texture of experience." As such, I am essentially identifying a sub-genre of the grief memoir, which I call "memoirs of textured recovery." What sets them apart is the performance of complex 'recovered' selves that show how "recovery," ambiguous and shifting in nature, calls for more complicated theories of mourning able to accommodate an understanding of grief not in terms of Freud's absolute recovery nor Tennyson's "loss forever new" (Laura Tanner), but rather a space located somewhere in between.' Amy Prodromou.
Clinging to the Shreds of the Self : Life Writing and Illness in Inga Clendinnen's 'Tiger's Eye' Richard Freadman , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , October vol. 9 no. 4 2012; (p. 377-390)
Inga Clendinnen's Tiger's Eye is a brilliant, if conflicted, work of what I term 'illness life writing' (as opposed to the scientistic terms 'pathography' or 'autopathography'). In fact, no single generic descriptor can do justice to this text, which comprises elements of illness and survival writing, memoir, autobiography, fiction, narrative history, confession and Kunsterroman. As its title suggests, the book exudes a tigerish, agential tenacity; a refusal to succumb to life-threatening illness and its attacks on psychological and physical selfhood. Writing, both before and after the major illness, is fundamental to Clendinnen's agential response, and indeed this survivor narrative claims not only that writing helped to save the author but that illness helped her to become a writer. This later claim, which is never fully clarified, provides the Kunsterroman dimension, though, curiously, the whole issue of 'becoming' itself becomes clouded late in the book where Clendinnen seems to repudiate confessional - indeed all autobiographical - writing and to see the self, especially the agential self, as a fragmentary fiction. This quasi-postmodern view sits uneasily with much of what has come before, and indeed with some of Clendinnen's pronouncements as an internationally acclaimed historian. The essay, which also considers gender issues and the book's shifting account of the mind/body relation, concludes by inquiring what responsibilities survivor illness life writers have to their readers. [Author's abstract]
Bodies of Knowledge : History, Memory, Selves in Tiger's Eye Bernadette Brennan , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 26 no. 2 2012; (p. 209-214)
The Interview: Inga Clendinnen Susan Errington (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Wet Ink , September no. 20 2010; (p. 24-27)
y Witnessing Australian Stories : History, Testimony and Memory in Contemporary Culture Kelly Jean Butler , Melbourne : 2010 6037495 2010 single work thesis

'This book is about how Australians have responded to stories about suffering and injustice in Australia, presented in a range of public media, including literature, history, films, and television. Those who have responded are both ordinary and prominent Australians–politicians, writers, and scholars. All have sought to come to terms with Australia's history by responding empathetically to stories of its marginalized citizens.

'Drawing upon international scholarship on collective memory, public history, testimony, and witnessing, this book represents a cultural history of contemporary Australia. It examines the forms of witnessing that dominated Australian public culture at the turn of the millennium. Since the late 1980s, witnessing has developed in Australia in response to the increasingly audible voices of indigenous peoples, migrants, and more recently, asylum seekers. As these voices became public, they posed a challenge not only to scholars and politicians, but also, most importantly, to ordinary citizens.

'When former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered his historic apology to Australia's indigenous peoples in February 2008, he performed an act of collective witnessing that affirmed the testimony and experiences of Aboriginal Australians. The phenomenon of witnessing became crucial, not only to the recognition and reparation of past injustices, but to efforts to create a more cosmopolitan Australia in the present. This is a vital addition to Transactions critically acclaimed Memory and Narrative series.' (Publisher's blurb)

y Biography : The Impossible Art? Inga Clendinnen , 2007 Z1442535 2007 single work essay Inga Clendinnen reflects on the nature of biographical and autographical writing and on the role of story telling for the human species. In conclusion, she asserts the 'transformative magic' of narrative as it admits 'us to experiences not our own, it expands and refreshes our lives. In "real" life we can participate in the inner life of another person only briefly, in moments of love, or grief, or possibly in shared aesthetic delight. In history we do it in pangs - pangs you live for: "now, at this moment, I think I see how it was for them." We pursue it, whether we are reading or writing, in biography and autobiography, hallooing through the thickets. It may only be in art that we can bask in it.'
Trapped in the Story Inga Clendinnen , 2007 extract essay (Biography : The Impossible Art?)
— Appears in: The Age , 10 November 2007; (p. 14-15)
Incisive Diagnosis Peter Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , October vol. 2 no. 9 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of Making the Cut : A Surgeon's Memoir of Life on the Edge Mohamed Khadra 2007 single work autobiography ; Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
Truth, Memory, and Writing About Others Raimond Gaita , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Inga Clendinnen : A Celebration 2005; (p. 17-24)
'Raimond Gaita spoke with Morag Fraser about reading Inga Clendinnen and writing truthfully. [This article] is an editied version of his thoughts.' (Publisher's blurb)
Stepping Stones: Writer and Editor Michael Heyward , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Inga Clendinnen : A Celebration 2005; (p. 26-30)
Broadcast History Caro Llewellyn , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Inga Clendinnen : A Celebration 2005; (p. 32-36)
Consuming Passions : Reconciliation in Women's Intellectual Memoir Gillian Whitlock , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature , Spring vol. 23 no. 1 2004; (p. 13-28)
Compares Helen Hoy's How Should I Read These?, Antjie Krog's Country of My Skull and Clendinnen's Tiger's Eye.
Becoming Migloo Gillian Whitlock , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Ideas Market : An Alternative Take on Australia's Intellectual Life 2004; (p. 236-258)
Strategic Remembering : Fabricating Local Subjects Gillian Whitlock , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: Selves Crossing Cultures : Autobiography and Globalisation 2002; (p. 162-177)
Writ: On Memory Gil Gallagher , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 90-91)

— Review of Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
The Enigmas of Story Ffion Murphy , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Story / Telling 2001; (p. 1-22)
The Strangest Place to Be Mary Gordon , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 26 August vol. 106 no. 33 2001; (p. 10)

— Review of Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
Untitled Helen MacDonald , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Lilith , no. 10 2001; (p. 191-193)

— Review of Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
Savage and Scarlet Peter Craven , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 220 2000; (p. 33-39)
Words to Conjure With : Non-Fiction Stephanie Holt , Michael George Smith , 2000 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 5 August 2000; (p. 7)
Writ: On Memory Gil Gallagher , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 90-91)

— Review of Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
Incisive Diagnosis Peter Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , October vol. 2 no. 9 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of Making the Cut : A Surgeon's Memoir of Life on the Edge Mohamed Khadra 2007 single work autobiography ; Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
The Roar of Angry Bees Morag Fraser , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 March 2000; (p. 8)

— Review of Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
Afflicted by Distance Helen Elliott , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 March 2000; (p. 12)

— Review of Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
Looking Life in the Eye Peter Craven , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 March 2000; (p. 11)

— Review of Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
Frightening Journey Samela Harris , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 March 2000; (p. 23)

— Review of Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
Glints from the Writer's Eye Fiona Capp , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 March vol. 118 no. 6216 2000; (p. 99)

— Review of Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
In Her Sights Rita Erlich , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , April vol. 10 no. 3 2000; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
Memory, Memoir and Stories Raimond Gaita , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 219 2000; (p. 5-6)

— Review of Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
1st Prize Non-fiction Aviva Tuffield , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 224 2000; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
The Strangest Place to Be Mary Gordon , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 26 August vol. 106 no. 33 2001; (p. 10)

— Review of Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
Untitled Helen MacDonald , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Lilith , no. 10 2001; (p. 191-193)

— Review of Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose
Strategic Remembering : Fabricating Local Subjects Gillian Whitlock , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: Selves Crossing Cultures : Autobiography and Globalisation 2002; (p. 162-177)
Consuming Passions : Reconciliation in Women's Intellectual Memoir Gillian Whitlock , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature , Spring vol. 23 no. 1 2004; (p. 13-28)
Compares Helen Hoy's How Should I Read These?, Antjie Krog's Country of My Skull and Clendinnen's Tiger's Eye.
Truth, Memory, and Writing About Others Raimond Gaita , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Inga Clendinnen : A Celebration 2005; (p. 17-24)
'Raimond Gaita spoke with Morag Fraser about reading Inga Clendinnen and writing truthfully. [This article] is an editied version of his thoughts.' (Publisher's blurb)
Stepping Stones: Writer and Editor Michael Heyward , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Inga Clendinnen : A Celebration 2005; (p. 26-30)
Broadcast History Caro Llewellyn , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Inga Clendinnen : A Celebration 2005; (p. 32-36)
y Biography : The Impossible Art? Inga Clendinnen , 2007 Z1442535 2007 single work essay Inga Clendinnen reflects on the nature of biographical and autographical writing and on the role of story telling for the human species. In conclusion, she asserts the 'transformative magic' of narrative as it admits 'us to experiences not our own, it expands and refreshes our lives. In "real" life we can participate in the inner life of another person only briefly, in moments of love, or grief, or possibly in shared aesthetic delight. In history we do it in pangs - pangs you live for: "now, at this moment, I think I see how it was for them." We pursue it, whether we are reading or writing, in biography and autobiography, hallooing through the thickets. It may only be in art that we can bask in it.'
Trapped in the Story Inga Clendinnen , 2007 extract essay (Biography : The Impossible Art?)
— Appears in: The Age , 10 November 2007; (p. 14-15)
Becoming Migloo Gillian Whitlock , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Ideas Market : An Alternative Take on Australia's Intellectual Life 2004; (p. 236-258)
The Enigmas of Story Ffion Murphy , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Story / Telling 2001; (p. 1-22)
The Interview: Inga Clendinnen Susan Errington (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Wet Ink , September no. 20 2010; (p. 24-27)
'That Weeping Constellation' : Navigating Loss in 'Memoirs of Textured Recovery' Amy Prodromou , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , March vol. 9 no. 1 2012; (p. 57-75)
'In The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion laments the absence of any significant body of literature that will help her through her grief. I propose that the grief memoir fills this gap left by professional literature of bereavement and itself contributes to a community of mourners missing from contemporary grief practices as identified by Sandra Gilbert and Darian Leader. This genre, new to literary analysis, provides a fertile ground for the discussion of recent literary and psychoanalytic analyses of mourning that have resisted the neat split Freud draws between normal and pathological grief. My chosen texts deliberately complicate "packaged and frozen" (Ellmann qtd. in Payne, Horn and Relf 78) notions of recovery while honouring what Jenny Diski calls the "texture of experience." As such, I am essentially identifying a sub-genre of the grief memoir, which I call "memoirs of textured recovery." What sets them apart is the performance of complex 'recovered' selves that show how "recovery," ambiguous and shifting in nature, calls for more complicated theories of mourning able to accommodate an understanding of grief not in terms of Freud's absolute recovery nor Tennyson's "loss forever new" (Laura Tanner), but rather a space located somewhere in between.' Amy Prodromou.
Clinging to the Shreds of the Self : Life Writing and Illness in Inga Clendinnen's 'Tiger's Eye' Richard Freadman , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , October vol. 9 no. 4 2012; (p. 377-390)
Inga Clendinnen's Tiger's Eye is a brilliant, if conflicted, work of what I term 'illness life writing' (as opposed to the scientistic terms 'pathography' or 'autopathography'). In fact, no single generic descriptor can do justice to this text, which comprises elements of illness and survival writing, memoir, autobiography, fiction, narrative history, confession and Kunsterroman. As its title suggests, the book exudes a tigerish, agential tenacity; a refusal to succumb to life-threatening illness and its attacks on psychological and physical selfhood. Writing, both before and after the major illness, is fundamental to Clendinnen's agential response, and indeed this survivor narrative claims not only that writing helped to save the author but that illness helped her to become a writer. This later claim, which is never fully clarified, provides the Kunsterroman dimension, though, curiously, the whole issue of 'becoming' itself becomes clouded late in the book where Clendinnen seems to repudiate confessional - indeed all autobiographical - writing and to see the self, especially the agential self, as a fragmentary fiction. This quasi-postmodern view sits uneasily with much of what has come before, and indeed with some of Clendinnen's pronouncements as an internationally acclaimed historian. The essay, which also considers gender issues and the book's shifting account of the mind/body relation, concludes by inquiring what responsibilities survivor illness life writers have to their readers. [Author's abstract]
Bodies of Knowledge : History, Memory, Selves in Tiger's Eye Bernadette Brennan , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 26 no. 2 2012; (p. 209-214)
Savage and Scarlet Peter Craven , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 220 2000; (p. 33-39)
Words to Conjure With : Non-Fiction Stephanie Holt , Michael George Smith , 2000 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 5 August 2000; (p. 7)
Refreshing the Memory Drusilla Modjeska , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , August vol. 5 no. 7 2000; (p. 5-6, 26)
y Witnessing Australian Stories : History, Testimony and Memory in Contemporary Culture Kelly Jean Butler , Melbourne : 2010 6037495 2010 single work thesis

'This book is about how Australians have responded to stories about suffering and injustice in Australia, presented in a range of public media, including literature, history, films, and television. Those who have responded are both ordinary and prominent Australians–politicians, writers, and scholars. All have sought to come to terms with Australia's history by responding empathetically to stories of its marginalized citizens.

'Drawing upon international scholarship on collective memory, public history, testimony, and witnessing, this book represents a cultural history of contemporary Australia. It examines the forms of witnessing that dominated Australian public culture at the turn of the millennium. Since the late 1980s, witnessing has developed in Australia in response to the increasingly audible voices of indigenous peoples, migrants, and more recently, asylum seekers. As these voices became public, they posed a challenge not only to scholars and politicians, but also, most importantly, to ordinary citizens.

'When former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered his historic apology to Australia's indigenous peoples in February 2008, he performed an act of collective witnessing that affirmed the testimony and experiences of Aboriginal Australians. The phenomenon of witnessing became crucial, not only to the recognition and reparation of past injustices, but to efforts to create a more cosmopolitan Australia in the present. This is a vital addition to Transactions critically acclaimed Memory and Narrative series.' (Publisher's blurb)

Awards

2002 shortlisted National Biography Award
2002 inaugural winner Festival Awards for Literature (SA) National Award for Innovation in Writing
2001 winner Kibble Literary Awards Nita Kibble Literary Award
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