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y The House of Balthus single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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' Shortlisted, National Book Council 'Banjo' Award 1996 Shortlisted, Fantasy Division and Horror Division, Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction 1995 a vivid and engrossing novel. Patricia Rolfe, Bulletin Brooks's first novel is haunting, a work of precision and delicacy, enigma and exactness. Philippa Hawker, Marie Claire brings to mind the house in Tim Winton's Cloudstreet...Resonating with lost emotional energy, sighing and sobbing to itself in the echoing silences of the night. Ian McFarlane, Canberra Times The House Of Balthus is a magical novel which has the intensity of a dream. Characters from the artist Balthus' paintings walk out of the canvas and take on a life of their own, sharing the spaces of an ancient chateau now turned apartment block in a large French provincial town. The concierge Mme Lecault watches closely her tenants, among them the Countess, the Professor, the Painter, Therese and her young lover Michael - but knows only the surface of their lives. She spends her sleepless nights talking to Mme Berry, who lives, it would appear, in another century. There is a sound of sobbing, which echoes between rooms and across.' (Publication summary)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1995 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 204p.
      ISBN: 1863739122
    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1996 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 204p.
      ISBN: 1864481218 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Das Haus von Balthus
Language: German
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      Kindler , 1999 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 235p.
      ISBN: 346340334X

Works about this Work

No End to Motivations: A Conversation with David Brooks Marty Wechselblatt (interviewer), 2002 single work interview
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 34-39)
The Image in Text Lars Ahlstrom , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 16 no. 2 2002; (p. 169-170)
Ahlstrom examines the interplay between paintings and the writing of David Brookes and Sue Woolfe.
Emerging from the Canvas A. P. Riemer , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Autumn vol. 6 no. 1 1996; (p. 102-105)

— Review of The House of Balthus David Brooks 1995 single work novel
Untitled Nicholas Birns , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 41 no. 1 1996; (p. 140-142)

— Review of The House of Balthus David Brooks 1995 single work novel
Enigma of Memory Philippa Hawker , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 July 1996; (p. 8)

— Review of The House of Balthus David Brooks 1995 single work novel
A Cultured and Sensual Tale Christopher Bantick , 1995 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 October 1995; (p. 20)
Puzzling Portrait of the Artist Patricia Rolfe , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 November vol. 116 no. 5995 1995; (p. 96)
The House of Fiction Don Anderson , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 175 1995; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The House of Balthus David Brooks 1995 single work novel
First Novel a Foray into Magic Realism Ian McFarlane , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 October 1995; (p. C10)

— Review of The House of Balthus David Brooks 1995 single work novel
Ghosts and Angels but Little Spirit Owen Richardson , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 November 1995; (p. rev 9)

— Review of The House of Balthus David Brooks 1995 single work novel
Wish Fulfulment and High Notes in Concert Rosemary Sorensen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 17 December 1995; (p. 9)

— Review of The House of Balthus David Brooks 1995 single work novel
The House of Fiction Don Anderson , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 175 1995; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The House of Balthus David Brooks 1995 single work novel
First Novel a Foray into Magic Realism Ian McFarlane , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 October 1995; (p. C10)

— Review of The House of Balthus David Brooks 1995 single work novel
Ghosts and Angels but Little Spirit Owen Richardson , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 November 1995; (p. rev 9)

— Review of The House of Balthus David Brooks 1995 single work novel
Wish Fulfulment and High Notes in Concert Rosemary Sorensen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 17 December 1995; (p. 9)

— Review of The House of Balthus David Brooks 1995 single work novel
Emerging from the Canvas A. P. Riemer , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Autumn vol. 6 no. 1 1996; (p. 102-105)

— Review of The House of Balthus David Brooks 1995 single work novel
Untitled Nicholas Birns , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 41 no. 1 1996; (p. 140-142)

— Review of The House of Balthus David Brooks 1995 single work novel
Enigma of Memory Philippa Hawker , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 July 1996; (p. 8)

— Review of The House of Balthus David Brooks 1995 single work novel
No End to Motivations: A Conversation with David Brooks Marty Wechselblatt (interviewer), 2002 single work interview
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 34-39)
The Image in Text Lars Ahlstrom , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 16 no. 2 2002; (p. 169-170)
Ahlstrom examines the interplay between paintings and the writing of David Brookes and Sue Woolfe.
A Cultured and Sensual Tale Christopher Bantick , 1995 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 October 1995; (p. 20)
Puzzling Portrait of the Artist Patricia Rolfe , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 November vol. 116 no. 5995 1995; (p. 96)
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