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y Liv : A Novel single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Livis a woman's journey of self-discovery through the stories of her family - the cross-generational struggle for identity, the trauma of war, the dislocation of migration, the humour in the mundane. Olivia draws together fragmented layers of family and personal history that are her life, that are who she is. Her search for understanding becomes a pilgrimage...' (Source: Backcover)

Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of Ana Anderson.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2000 .
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      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 June 2000
      ISBN: 1863682848 (pbk.), 9781863682848

Works about this Work

A Fragmented Life : Writing Intergenerational Trauma in Morgan Yasbincek's 'Liv' Bridget Haylock , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 41 no. 1-2 2015; (p. 101-115)

'In this article I engage trauma theory to analyse the narrative strategies that Morgan Yasbincek deploys in the novel 'liv' (2000). I demonstrate how Yasbincek makes the expression of creative emergence from catastrophically fracturing intergenerational trauma significant as a theme and a process and how the text makes this imaginatively and effectively available to the reader. I analyse the representation in 'liv' of the paradox inherent in the traumatic shattering of subjectivity and the ensuing reconstruction of identity facilitated through creative writing, where the imperative to create enables an oblique access to the foreclosed traumatic experience.

''liv' is a fictionalised account of a family's Croatian-Australian migration and, although it was short-listed for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal in 2000, and commended by the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards of the same year, critical analysis of the work has to date been limited. The narrative is enacted through a heteroglossia that is foregrounded through the use of stylistic fragments that perform the temporality of the intergenerational and traumatic memory and dis-continuity. 'liv' shows how intergenerational trauma manifests and has its effect attenuated as emergent subjectivity forms through creative endeavour.' (Publication abstract)

The Traumas of Translation and the Translation of Trauma : Translation and Cultural Plurality in Fremd and Yasbincek Russell West-Pavlov , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 23 no. 2 2007; (p. 27-42) Imaginary Antipodes : Essays on Contemporary Australian Literature and Culture 2011; (p. 193-205)
West-Pavlov asks why translation as an index of cultural plurality receive so little attention in Australian literature and in Australian literary studies and concludes that 'texts such as Fremd's Heartland and Yasbincek's liv implicitly issue a call to literary studies to take cognisance of the ambient linguistic pluralism and the omnipresent strategies of translation out of which they emerge, but which have been hitherto largely ignored' (40).
Conflict Diamonds Jennifer Maiden , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 164 2001; (p. 102-105)

— Review of Lines in the Sand Anne Deveson 2000 single work novel ; The Rain Queen Katherine Scholes 2000 single work novel ; Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel ; Love and Vertigo Hsu-Ming Teo 2000 single work novel ; The Australian Fiance Simone Lazaroo 2000 single work novel ; Family Album : A Novel of Secrets and Memories Margaret Scott 2000 single work novel ; White Turtle : A Collection of Short Stories Merlinda Bobis 1999 selected work short story ; The White Star Jane Sullivan 2000 single work novel ; The Architect Jillian Watkinson 2000 single work novel ; Snake Circle Roberta Sykes 2000 single work autobiography ; Full Circle Helen Townsend 2000 single work novel ; Vigil Nadia Wheatley 2000 single work novel ; The Secret : The Strange Marriage of Annabella Milbanke and Lord Byron Ashley Hay 2000 single work biography ; Reefscape : reflections on the Great Barrier Reef Rosaleen Love 2000 single work prose
A Feat of Remembering Jennifer A. McDonell , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Ulitarra , July no. 17/18 2000; (p. 206-209)

— Review of Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel
Paperbacks Stephen Saunders , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 2 July 2000; (p. 59)

— Review of Syrup : A Novel Maxx Barry 1999 single work novel ; Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel
Risk-Taking Debut Dazzles Murray Waldren , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 July 2000; (p. 14)

— Review of Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel ; The Notary Catherine Jinks 2000 single work novel
Paperbacks Debra Adelaide , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 July 2000; (p. 10)

— Review of Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel ; Rose Paterson's Illalong Letters : 1873-1888 Rose Paterson 2000 selected work correspondence
Narrative fragments Justine Ettler , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 226 2000; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel
Acts of Noticing : A Consideration of Some Recent Australian Fiction Carmel MacDonald-Grahame , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 45 no. 2000; (p. 23-36)

— Review of The Red Heart Rosie Scott 1999 selected work essay autobiography ; Untold Tales David Malouf 1999 selected work short story ; Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story ; Blue : a novel Ken Spillman 1999 single work novel ; Freedom Highway Nigel Krauth 1999 single work novel ; The Chelsea Manifesto : A Novel Bruce L. Russell 1999 single work novel ; Painted Words 1999 anthology short story poetry ; Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel ; Hidden from View Richard Harland 1999 single work novel ; Benang : From the Heart Kim Scott 1999 single work novel ; Drylands : A Book for the World's Last Reader Thea Astley 1999 single work novel ; An Accommodating Spouse Elizabeth Jolley 1999 single work novel ; Neap Tide Dorothy Hewett 1999 single work novel ; Isobel on the Way to the Corner Shop Amy Witting 1999 single work novel ; Poe's Cat Brenda Walker 1999 single work novel ; Playing Madame Mao Lau Siew Mei 2000 single work novel ; The Hunter Julia Leigh 1999 single work novel ; The Australian Fiance Simone Lazaroo 2000 single work novel
A Feat of Remembering Jennifer A. McDonell , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Ulitarra , July no. 17/18 2000; (p. 206-209)

— Review of Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel
Paperbacks Stephen Saunders , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 2 July 2000; (p. 59)

— Review of Syrup : A Novel Maxx Barry 1999 single work novel ; Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel
Risk-Taking Debut Dazzles Murray Waldren , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 July 2000; (p. 14)

— Review of Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel ; The Notary Catherine Jinks 2000 single work novel
Paperbacks Debra Adelaide , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 July 2000; (p. 10)

— Review of Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel ; Rose Paterson's Illalong Letters : 1873-1888 Rose Paterson 2000 selected work correspondence
Narrative fragments Justine Ettler , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 226 2000; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel
Acts of Noticing : A Consideration of Some Recent Australian Fiction Carmel MacDonald-Grahame , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 45 no. 2000; (p. 23-36)

— Review of The Red Heart Rosie Scott 1999 selected work essay autobiography ; Untold Tales David Malouf 1999 selected work short story ; Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story ; Blue : a novel Ken Spillman 1999 single work novel ; Freedom Highway Nigel Krauth 1999 single work novel ; The Chelsea Manifesto : A Novel Bruce L. Russell 1999 single work novel ; Painted Words 1999 anthology short story poetry ; Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel ; Hidden from View Richard Harland 1999 single work novel ; Benang : From the Heart Kim Scott 1999 single work novel ; Drylands : A Book for the World's Last Reader Thea Astley 1999 single work novel ; An Accommodating Spouse Elizabeth Jolley 1999 single work novel ; Neap Tide Dorothy Hewett 1999 single work novel ; Isobel on the Way to the Corner Shop Amy Witting 1999 single work novel ; Poe's Cat Brenda Walker 1999 single work novel ; Playing Madame Mao Lau Siew Mei 2000 single work novel ; The Hunter Julia Leigh 1999 single work novel ; The Australian Fiance Simone Lazaroo 2000 single work novel
Conflict Diamonds Jennifer Maiden , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 164 2001; (p. 102-105)

— Review of Lines in the Sand Anne Deveson 2000 single work novel ; The Rain Queen Katherine Scholes 2000 single work novel ; Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel ; Love and Vertigo Hsu-Ming Teo 2000 single work novel ; The Australian Fiance Simone Lazaroo 2000 single work novel ; Family Album : A Novel of Secrets and Memories Margaret Scott 2000 single work novel ; White Turtle : A Collection of Short Stories Merlinda Bobis 1999 selected work short story ; The White Star Jane Sullivan 2000 single work novel ; The Architect Jillian Watkinson 2000 single work novel ; Snake Circle Roberta Sykes 2000 single work autobiography ; Full Circle Helen Townsend 2000 single work novel ; Vigil Nadia Wheatley 2000 single work novel ; The Secret : The Strange Marriage of Annabella Milbanke and Lord Byron Ashley Hay 2000 single work biography ; Reefscape : reflections on the Great Barrier Reef Rosaleen Love 2000 single work prose
The Traumas of Translation and the Translation of Trauma : Translation and Cultural Plurality in Fremd and Yasbincek Russell West-Pavlov , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 23 no. 2 2007; (p. 27-42) Imaginary Antipodes : Essays on Contemporary Australian Literature and Culture 2011; (p. 193-205)
West-Pavlov asks why translation as an index of cultural plurality receive so little attention in Australian literature and in Australian literary studies and concludes that 'texts such as Fremd's Heartland and Yasbincek's liv implicitly issue a call to literary studies to take cognisance of the ambient linguistic pluralism and the omnipresent strategies of translation out of which they emerge, but which have been hitherto largely ignored' (40).
A Fragmented Life : Writing Intergenerational Trauma in Morgan Yasbincek's 'Liv' Bridget Haylock , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 41 no. 1-2 2015; (p. 101-115)

'In this article I engage trauma theory to analyse the narrative strategies that Morgan Yasbincek deploys in the novel 'liv' (2000). I demonstrate how Yasbincek makes the expression of creative emergence from catastrophically fracturing intergenerational trauma significant as a theme and a process and how the text makes this imaginatively and effectively available to the reader. I analyse the representation in 'liv' of the paradox inherent in the traumatic shattering of subjectivity and the ensuing reconstruction of identity facilitated through creative writing, where the imperative to create enables an oblique access to the foreclosed traumatic experience.

''liv' is a fictionalised account of a family's Croatian-Australian migration and, although it was short-listed for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal in 2000, and commended by the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards of the same year, critical analysis of the work has to date been limited. The narrative is enacted through a heteroglossia that is foregrounded through the use of stylistic fragments that perform the temporality of the intergenerational and traumatic memory and dis-continuity. 'liv' shows how intergenerational trauma manifests and has its effect attenuated as emergent subjectivity forms through creative endeavour.' (Publication abstract)

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