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Issue Details: First known date: 1989 1989
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'One women's journey from a childhood in Australia's outback to adulthood as a successful American career woman. The Road From Coorain is about Everywoman, for it is about childhood loneliness, anguished parent-child relationships, dawning sensibility, discovering a vocation, and finding one's own sense of self.' (Source: Bunch of Grape Bookstore website)

Adaptations

form y The Road from Coorain Sue Smith , Australia : Chapman Pictures Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2001 Z944928 2001 single work film/TV

Adaptation of Jill Ker Conway's The Road from Coorain, focusing on her childhood at a remote sheep station and her secondary and tertiary education in Sydney.

Notes

  • Volume 1 of Conway's memoirs
  • Other formats: Also sound recording, large print, braille.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: London,
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      Heinemann , 1989 .
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      Extent: 238p.
      ISBN: 0855613211, 0434142441
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Knopf , 1989 .
      Extent: 238p.
      ISBN: 0394574567
    • London,
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      Mandarin , 1990 .
      Extent: 237p.
      ISBN: 0749303603
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Vintage Books , 1990 .
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      Extent: 238p.
      Edition info: 2nd ed.
      ISBN: 0855615486, 0679724362 (pbk.)
    • London,
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      England,
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      Minerva , 1992 .
      Extent: 238p.
      ISBN: 0749398949
    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Heinemann Australia , 1993 .
      Extent: 238p.
      ISBN: 0855615486
    • London,
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      Vintage , 1998 .
      Extent: 237p.
      ISBN: 0749398949
Alternative title: Harukanaru daichi Kurein : Osutoraria busshu kara no tabidachi
Language: Japanese
    • Tokyo, Honshu,
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      Japan,
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      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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      Shinjuku Shobo , 1993 .
      Extent: 320p.
      ISBN: 4880081906

Works about this Work

Our Cup Runneth Over : Life-Stories from Fremantle Go National Per Henningsgaard , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 431-436)
'My Father's Knife' : Autobiography as Hermeneutic Phenomenology Jack Bowers , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , December vol. 7 no. 3 2010; (p. 317-323)
y Contesting Childhood : Autobiography, Trauma, and Memory Kate Douglas , New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press , 2010 Z1836606 2010 single work criticism 'The late 1990s and early 2000s witnessed a surge in the publication and popularity of autobiographical writings about childhood. Linking literary and cultural studies, Contesting Childhood draws on a varied selection of works from a diverse range of authors - from first-time to experienced writers. Kate Douglas explores Australian accounts of the Stolen Generation, contemporary American and British narratives of abuse, the bestselling memoirs of Andrea Ashworth, Augusten Burroughs, Robert Drewe, Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Pelzer, and Lorna Sage, among many others." "Drawing on trauma and memory studies and theories of authorship and readership, Contesting Childhood offers commentary on the triumphs, trials, and tribulations that have shaped this genre. Douglas examines the content of the narratives and the limits of their representations, as well as some of the ways in which autobiographies of youth have become politically important and influential. This study enables readers to discover how stories configure childhood within cultural memory and the public sphere.' (Publisher's blurb)
True Tales That Nurture: Defining Auto/Biographical Storytelling Donna Lee Brien , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Folklore , November vol. 19 no. 2004; (p. 84-95)
Untitled Scott Whitmont , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , December 2003 / January vol. 83 no. 6 2004; (p. 34)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
The Roundabout and the Road : Shirley Walker, Jill Ker Conway and Female Autobiography Ken A. Stewart , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: 'Unemployed at Last!' : Essays on Australian Literature to 2002 for Julian Croft 2002; (p. 119-132)
Reads comparatively, and against each other, the autobiographies of Conway and Walker, 'approximate contemporaries, career academics ... whose autobiographies explore issues relating to family, secondary and university education, female fulfilment and "liberation", local and national culture, and urban and rural experience' (120).
y Hughes A. P. Riemer , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2001 Z915522 2001 single work biography
Expatriates and the Question of Home : Jill Ker Conway and Shirley Geok-lin Lim Bruce Bennett , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Interactions : Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region 2000; (p. 44-54)
Australian Women's Autobiographies as Discourses of National Identity : Jill Ker Conway's The Road from Coorain and Ruby Langford's Don't Take Your Love to Town Lydia Wells , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Nationalism Reconsidered : Maintaining a Monocultural Tradition in a Multicultural Society 1999; (p. 192-202)
y Fictions of White Australia : Identity, Land and Community in Contemporary Australian Women's Life Narratives Philippa Sawyer , 1996 Z1019304 1996 single work thesis
y Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey , Melbourne : Cambridge University Press , 1996 Z477662 1996 single work criticism (taught in 1 units)
Australian Autobiographies of Childhood : Beginning and Myth David McCooey , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Autumn vol. 55 no. 1 1995; (p. 132-145)
Parents, Crisis and Education: Jill Ker Conway's "The Road from Coorain" David McCooey , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , June no. 11 1994; (p. 91-102)
What's Wrong with Us John Lyons , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 14-15 August 1993; (p. 10-14)
The Heroic Type in Australian Nationalist Autobiography Joan Newman , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Myths, Heroes and Anti-Heroes : Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region 1992; (p. 175-184)
Re-Charting the Globe Helena Smith , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , November no. 6 1992; (p. 140-142)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography ; My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
Untitled Hannah Merker , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Academic Library Book Review , vol. 7 no. 2 1992; (p. 20)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
Book Notes [30 November 1991] 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 November 1991; (p. 49)
Australian Herstories Make a Debut Nan Bowman Albinski , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 5 no. 2 1991; (p. 121-123)

— Review of Stories of Herself When Young : Autobiographies of Childhood by Australian Women 1990 single work biography ; Wild Card : An Autobiography, 1923-1958 Dorothy Hewett 1990 single work autobiography ; The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
The Geography of the Heart : Current Australian Autobiography Peter Steele , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 118 1990; (p. 50-54)
Untitled Scott Whitmont , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , December 2003 / January vol. 83 no. 6 2004; (p. 34)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
Australian Herstories Make a Debut Nan Bowman Albinski , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 5 no. 2 1991; (p. 121-123)

— Review of Stories of Herself When Young : Autobiographies of Childhood by Australian Women 1990 single work biography ; Wild Card : An Autobiography, 1923-1958 Dorothy Hewett 1990 single work autobiography ; The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
A Quest to be Taken Seriously Carol Treloar , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 September 1989; (p. 14)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
An Arduous Journey from Outback to Ivied Halls Keith Henderson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Christian Science Monitor , 26 July 1989; (p. 14)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
Autobiography's Path Needs a Paving of Irony Marion Halligan , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 16-17 September 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
Battling the Myth Jill Kitson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 115 1989; (p. 11)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
Down on the Farm Edmund Campion , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 August 1989; (p. 146)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
From the Outback to the Grail Janette Turner Hospital , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Los Angeles Times Book Review , 11 June 1989; (p. 34)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
Her Brilliant Career Alida Becker , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Washington Post Book World , 14 May 1989; (p. 4)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
Histories of Australia Stuart Macintyre , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 28 September vol. 11 no. 18 1989; (p. 12-13)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
Long and Bitter Road to Equality Kate Ahearne , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 September 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
Outback Tale for US Market Michelle De Kretser , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Herald , 1 September 1989; (p. 13)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
Plains-Speaking Woman A. P. Riemer , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 May 1989; (p. 89)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
The Call of the Wind and the Kookaburra Verlyn Klinkenborg , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 7 May 1989; (p. 3)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
Untitled Susan Gardner , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Women's Review of Books , November vol. 7 no. 1989; (p. 22)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
Ways of Life That Are Gone Forever Penelope Hanley , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 November 1989; (p. B8)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
You Need a World that Recognises Two Sexes Arlene Levinson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 May 1989; (p. 89)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
New from New York Susan Wyndham , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 December 1990; (p. rev 7)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
The Weight of That Enormous Sky : Coming of Age in Australia Scarlet Cheng , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Belles-Lettres (US) , Winter vol. 5 no. 2 1990; (p. 2)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography
Three Women Peter Shrubb , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , July-August vol. 34 no. 7-8 1990; (p. 64-68)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography ; An Improbable Life Betty Roland 1989 single work autobiography
y Fictions of White Australia : Identity, Land and Community in Contemporary Australian Women's Life Narratives Philippa Sawyer , 1996 Z1019304 1996 single work thesis
The Roundabout and the Road : Shirley Walker, Jill Ker Conway and Female Autobiography Ken A. Stewart , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: 'Unemployed at Last!' : Essays on Australian Literature to 2002 for Julian Croft 2002; (p. 119-132)
Reads comparatively, and against each other, the autobiographies of Conway and Walker, 'approximate contemporaries, career academics ... whose autobiographies explore issues relating to family, secondary and university education, female fulfilment and "liberation", local and national culture, and urban and rural experience' (120).
True Tales That Nurture: Defining Auto/Biographical Storytelling Donna Lee Brien , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Folklore , November vol. 19 no. 2004; (p. 84-95)
'My Father's Knife' : Autobiography as Hermeneutic Phenomenology Jack Bowers , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , December vol. 7 no. 3 2010; (p. 317-323)
y Contesting Childhood : Autobiography, Trauma, and Memory Kate Douglas , New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press , 2010 Z1836606 2010 single work criticism 'The late 1990s and early 2000s witnessed a surge in the publication and popularity of autobiographical writings about childhood. Linking literary and cultural studies, Contesting Childhood draws on a varied selection of works from a diverse range of authors - from first-time to experienced writers. Kate Douglas explores Australian accounts of the Stolen Generation, contemporary American and British narratives of abuse, the bestselling memoirs of Andrea Ashworth, Augusten Burroughs, Robert Drewe, Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Pelzer, and Lorna Sage, among many others." "Drawing on trauma and memory studies and theories of authorship and readership, Contesting Childhood offers commentary on the triumphs, trials, and tribulations that have shaped this genre. Douglas examines the content of the narratives and the limits of their representations, as well as some of the ways in which autobiographies of youth have become politically important and influential. This study enables readers to discover how stories configure childhood within cultural memory and the public sphere.' (Publisher's blurb)
Parents, Crisis and Education: Jill Ker Conway's "The Road from Coorain" David McCooey , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , June no. 11 1994; (p. 91-102)
From Saltbush and Dust Sally Macmillan , 1989 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Herald , 7 July 1989; (p. 13)
Australian Autobiographies of Childhood : Beginning and Myth David McCooey , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Autumn vol. 55 no. 1 1995; (p. 132-145)
Ker Conway Returns in Triumph, Gloves Off Susan Geason , 1989 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 July 1989; (p. 78)
About the Book Jill Ker Conway , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 17-18 June 1989; (p. 6)
The Only Catch Is... Susan Wyndham , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 13-14 May 1989;
Book Notes [30 November 1991] 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 November 1991; (p. 49)
The Heroic Type in Australian Nationalist Autobiography Joan Newman , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Myths, Heroes and Anti-Heroes : Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region 1992; (p. 175-184)
y Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey , Melbourne : Cambridge University Press , 1996 Z477662 1996 single work criticism (taught in 1 units)
What's Wrong with Us John Lyons , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 14-15 August 1993; (p. 10-14)
The Geography of the Heart : Current Australian Autobiography Peter Steele , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 118 1990; (p. 50-54)
Expatriates and the Question of Home : Jill Ker Conway and Shirley Geok-lin Lim Bruce Bennett , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Interactions : Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region 2000; (p. 44-54)
y Hughes A. P. Riemer , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2001 Z915522 2001 single work biography
Australian Women's Autobiographies as Discourses of National Identity : Jill Ker Conway's The Road from Coorain and Ruby Langford's Don't Take Your Love to Town Lydia Wells , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Nationalism Reconsidered : Maintaining a Monocultural Tradition in a Multicultural Society 1999; (p. 192-202)
Our Cup Runneth Over : Life-Stories from Fremantle Go National Per Henningsgaard , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 431-436)
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