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Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'No Road is a nomadic travelogue; a personal journey through contemporary Australian landscape and culture. It is a book of stories told of the places we live in, visit and travel through, and of the ideas and imaginings that these stories and places reveal'. (Source: Publisher's blurb, 1999 edition)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Prudence, for all those virtues
  • Epigraph: Comprises quotes from Denis Diderot, Jacques the Fatalist and His Master and Roland Barthes, Roland Barthes.
  • No Road comprises nine chapters or sections, which are in turn subdivided into individually titled shorter pieces. The title of each chapter is sometimes (but not always) taken from the title of one of the pieces which appear in that chapter. Some of the chapters that appear in No Road are revised versions of works that were published previously in various journals and anthologies.

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the South Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1997 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
No Road, Stephen Muecke , 1997 single work prose (p. 13-46)
Two Men, Stephen Muecke , 1997 single work prose (p. 49-75)
Separation, Stephen Muecke , 1997 single work prose (p. 77-91)
Coonardoo 1993, Stephen Muecke , 1995 single work prose (p. 93-117)
Family, Stephen Muecke , 1997 single work prose (p. 119-145)
Provincial Europe, Stephen Muecke , 1997 single work prose (p. 147-164)
All the Women Get Happy Now, Stephen Muecke , 1995 extract (p. 153-158)
Signs of Life, Stephen Muecke , 1997 single work prose (p. 167-203)
Two Texts (and One Other), Stephen Muecke , 1988 single work prose (p. 205-217)
Note: With title: 'Drifting Out'
Australia, for Example, Stephen Muecke , 1997 single work prose (p. 219-239)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1997 .
      Extent: 251p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Reprinted: 1999
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references.
      ISBN: 1863681817 (pbk), 9781863681810 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Landscape and Australian Fiction Susan K. Martin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory 2010; (p. 41-49)
'Susan Martin's essay... considers the central role played in Australian literature and its criticism by ideas about the land and environment, from colonial images of conquering or domesticating the land, to the heroic or anti-heroic ideas of nation-forming bush, to the increasing sense of an Aboriginal land, to new postcolonial forms of spatial history and contemporary eco-criticism.' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)
A Spiral Bridge Allan Robins , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 14 no. 2 2010;
'Commencing tertiary students in writing and communications programs often struggle to absorb literary and cultural theory as it is presented in existing texts. Finding alternate strategies for presenting such material might prove productive. One possible alternate strategy evolved from the preparation of the theoretical component of my PhD thesis, during which I realised that I was telling a story not only about the object of analysis (the creative artefact), but also about the very selection and synthesis of theory for my epistemological apparatus. Forming the view that the discursive and experiential composition of a writing subject is central not only to literary practice but also to critical and theoretical practice, I recognised this as one of the defining attributes of a fictocritical approach, which validates exploration, construction and application of literary theory by using the textual strategies, traditions and conventions of literature itself, so that theory might ‘don the clothing’ of literature and ‘walk about in it’, much as an actor does to understand and interpret a character for an audience. Thus writing literary and cultural theory into a narrative might prove useful for commencing tertiary students, who are likely to be familiar with literary strategies and conventions.' (Author's abstract)
Becoming Postcolonial : Getting Lost For a While With Stephen Muecke's 'No Road' and Remaking Australia Lisa Slater , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fact and Fiction : Readings in Australian Literature 2008; (p. 353-367)
A Poetics of Failure Is No Bad Thing : Stephen Muecke and Margaret Somerville's White Writing Fiona Probyn , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 75 2002; (p. 17-26, notes 176-178)
The Magic of the Body Stephen Muecke , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Rethinking Creative Processes 2001; (p. 39-48)
Beyond the Textual Suburbs: No Road to the Hapsburg Cafe Cameron Richards , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 61 1999; (p. 27-33)
Moving Around Chris Healy (interviewer), 1999 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 58 no. 3 1999; (p. 174-191)
What's Policy Got to Do with It? Cultural Policy and Forms of Writing Cathy Greenfield , Peter Williams , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literature and the Public Sphere : Refereed Proceedings of the 1998 [ASAL] Conference 1999; (p. 33-43)
The Identity of the Author? : Aboriginal Places Confront White Writers Rosaleen Love , 1998 single work essay
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , April/May no. 34 1998; (p. 18-19)
In this essay Rosaleen Love compares her experience of and writing about a place and a person with the same place and person in one of Stephen Muecke's prose pieces in his No Road : (Bitumen All the Way). Love's short story written about her experience follows the essay.
Untitled Angeline O'Neill , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Winter vol. 43 no. 2 1998; (p. 136-138)

— Review of No Road : (Bitumen all the Way) Stephen Muecke 1997 selected work prose extract
No Rehearsal (Writing All the Way) Peter Hutchings , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies , vol. 11 no. 2 1997; (p. 146-149)

— Review of No Road : (Bitumen all the Way) Stephen Muecke 1997 selected work prose extract
Different Truths Excite the Mind Owen Richardson , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 May 1997; (p. rev 8)

— Review of The Book of Lonely Brett D'Arcy 1997 single work novel ; No Road : (Bitumen all the Way) Stephen Muecke 1997 selected work prose extract
Australia in Brief B.B. , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 3 October no. 4931 1997; (p. 30)

— Review of No Road : (Bitumen all the Way) Stephen Muecke 1997 selected work prose extract
On the Road Again David Brooks , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 56 no. 3-4 1997; (p. 486-494)

— Review of No Road : (Bitumen all the Way) Stephen Muecke 1997 selected work prose extract
The Music of Travel Chris Healy , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 191 1997; (p. 33-34)

— Review of No Road : (Bitumen all the Way) Stephen Muecke 1997 selected work prose extract
Untitled James Paull , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: New Literatures Review , Winter no. 34 1997; (p. 145-151)

— Review of No Road : (Bitumen all the Way) Stephen Muecke 1997 selected work prose extract
No Rehearsal (Writing All the Way) Peter Hutchings , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies , vol. 11 no. 2 1997; (p. 146-149)

— Review of No Road : (Bitumen all the Way) Stephen Muecke 1997 selected work prose extract
Different Truths Excite the Mind Owen Richardson , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 May 1997; (p. rev 8)

— Review of The Book of Lonely Brett D'Arcy 1997 single work novel ; No Road : (Bitumen all the Way) Stephen Muecke 1997 selected work prose extract
Australia in Brief B.B. , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 3 October no. 4931 1997; (p. 30)

— Review of No Road : (Bitumen all the Way) Stephen Muecke 1997 selected work prose extract
On the Road Again David Brooks , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 56 no. 3-4 1997; (p. 486-494)

— Review of No Road : (Bitumen all the Way) Stephen Muecke 1997 selected work prose extract
The Music of Travel Chris Healy , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 191 1997; (p. 33-34)

— Review of No Road : (Bitumen all the Way) Stephen Muecke 1997 selected work prose extract
Untitled James Paull , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: New Literatures Review , Winter no. 34 1997; (p. 145-151)

— Review of No Road : (Bitumen all the Way) Stephen Muecke 1997 selected work prose extract
Untitled Angeline O'Neill , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Winter vol. 43 no. 2 1998; (p. 136-138)

— Review of No Road : (Bitumen all the Way) Stephen Muecke 1997 selected work prose extract
A Poetics of Failure Is No Bad Thing : Stephen Muecke and Margaret Somerville's White Writing Fiona Probyn , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 75 2002; (p. 17-26, notes 176-178)
The Identity of the Author? : Aboriginal Places Confront White Writers Rosaleen Love , 1998 single work essay
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , April/May no. 34 1998; (p. 18-19)
In this essay Rosaleen Love compares her experience of and writing about a place and a person with the same place and person in one of Stephen Muecke's prose pieces in his No Road : (Bitumen All the Way). Love's short story written about her experience follows the essay.
The Magic of the Body Stephen Muecke , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Rethinking Creative Processes 2001; (p. 39-48)
Becoming Postcolonial : Getting Lost For a While With Stephen Muecke's 'No Road' and Remaking Australia Lisa Slater , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fact and Fiction : Readings in Australian Literature 2008; (p. 353-367)
Landscape and Australian Fiction Susan K. Martin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory 2010; (p. 41-49)
'Susan Martin's essay... considers the central role played in Australian literature and its criticism by ideas about the land and environment, from colonial images of conquering or domesticating the land, to the heroic or anti-heroic ideas of nation-forming bush, to the increasing sense of an Aboriginal land, to new postcolonial forms of spatial history and contemporary eco-criticism.' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)
A Spiral Bridge Allan Robins , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 14 no. 2 2010;
'Commencing tertiary students in writing and communications programs often struggle to absorb literary and cultural theory as it is presented in existing texts. Finding alternate strategies for presenting such material might prove productive. One possible alternate strategy evolved from the preparation of the theoretical component of my PhD thesis, during which I realised that I was telling a story not only about the object of analysis (the creative artefact), but also about the very selection and synthesis of theory for my epistemological apparatus. Forming the view that the discursive and experiential composition of a writing subject is central not only to literary practice but also to critical and theoretical practice, I recognised this as one of the defining attributes of a fictocritical approach, which validates exploration, construction and application of literary theory by using the textual strategies, traditions and conventions of literature itself, so that theory might ‘don the clothing’ of literature and ‘walk about in it’, much as an actor does to understand and interpret a character for an audience. Thus writing literary and cultural theory into a narrative might prove useful for commencing tertiary students, who are likely to be familiar with literary strategies and conventions.' (Author's abstract)
Beyond the Textual Suburbs: No Road to the Hapsburg Cafe Cameron Richards , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 61 1999; (p. 27-33)
Moving Around Chris Healy (interviewer), 1999 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 58 no. 3 1999; (p. 174-191)
What's Policy Got to Do with It? Cultural Policy and Forms of Writing Cathy Greenfield , Peter Williams , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literature and the Public Sphere : Refereed Proceedings of the 1998 [ASAL] Conference 1999; (p. 33-43)
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