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Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'A rich, lyrical novel forged out of the fiery heart of Sicily, The Volcano tells the tumultuous story of Emilio Aquila, a boy whose very thoughts make him an outcast from his own village.

'Fleeing into the labyrinthine caves high on the slopes of Sicily's Mount Etna, and surrounded by the echoes of his island's mythical past, Emilio's withdrawal from the world leads him toward a life of introspection and self-examination. Yet these higher ideals are interrupted by the arrival of the villainous Rocco Fuentes and by Emilio's tormented passion for a girl beyond his reach.

'Emilio's determination to live on his own terms turns him into what he most despises - a criminal and kidnapper - and compels him to seek a new start half a world away. But will he be able to escape the shadows of the past? And will Australia ever be more to him than a place of suffering and regret?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Knopf , 2001 .
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      Extent: 677p.
      ISBN: 1740510534
    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage , 2002 .
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      Extent: 677p.
      ISBN: 1740511921
Alternative title: Die Sehnsucht des Sizilianers : Roman
Language: German
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      Verlagsgruppe Lubbe , 2003 .
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      Extent: 832p.
      ISBN: 378572103X

Works about this Work

Profile : Venero Armanno 2012 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , November no. 224 2012; (p. 4)
y Unveiling Absences, or Unsettling Multiculturalism, in Antonio Casella's The Sensualist and Venero Armanno's Romeo of the Underworld and The Volcano Giovanni Messina , Sicily : 2012 Z1885040 2012 single work thesis This study investigates the relationship between the Gothic topoi present in the three novels analysed and the possible liminality of first and second migrant generations. Besides, it explores how this affects the narrative architecture of these novels dismantling their common interpretation as authentic and mimetic . In other words, as sociological and ethnographic documents. The parodic and sublime effects of both Gothic topoi and uncanny intertextuality, read as semiotic elements of a literature of the arrivant, deconstruct the monological narrations of the multicultural discourse in Australia. In brief, Whiteness , ethnocentrism and identity. Such an approach unveils those Lacanian absences , which support the narcissistic image of the white subject, thus paving the way for hybridity. Scopo di questo studio è stato quello di analizzare gli elementi gotici presenti nei romanzi in esame al fine di evidenziarne il rapporto con il concetto di liminality delle varie generazioni di migranti e come la stessa venga veicolata dalla stessa struttura narrativa. Dunque, un rapporto tra forma e contenuto tendente a scardinare qualsiasi discorso di autenticità e mimesi che confina tali opere ad una sfera esclusivamente sociologica ed etnografica. L effetto parodico e sublime di questi topoi gotici e dell intertestualità, interpretati nella letteratura dell arrivant dei due autori come elementi semiotici, decostruiscono le narrazioni monologiche del multiculturalismo australiano. In breve, della Whiteness , dell etnocentrismo e dell identità. Tale approccio decostruttivo svela quelle assenze lacaniane fondanti l immagine narcisista del soggetto bianco e permette un discorso di soggettività ibrida .
Creating Your Own Distinctive Writing Voice Christine Bongers , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , February no. 192 2010; (p. 10-11)
We Call Upon the Author to Explain : Theorising Writers' Festivals as Sites of Contemporary Public Culture Cori Stewart , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue 2010;
'This paper outlines a new vantage point for theorising today’s writers’ festivals as significant sites of contemporary public culture. Increasingly writers’ festivals claim to be both popular and important sites of public discussion and debate, and this paper’s empirical analysis of the 2007 Brisbane Writers Festival bears out these qualities. Yet, this Festival also positions itself as a thinking person’s alternative to the ‘unstoppable urge in TV and newspapers towards providing infotainment’, and claims ‘people are looking to our writers for the tools with which to think, not to be told what to think’ (Campbell, Making Sense of Our World). Addressing the mix of claims made for the 2007 Brisbane Writers Festival, as well as analysing the the topics discussed at the Festival, this paper examines the Festival’s multiple public culture roles and functions. Included in the topics discussed at the Festival are those typically produced and ciruclated in the media such as celebrity culture, and rather than viewing this content as trivialising and manipulative─as many critics of writers’ festivals have done─this paper illustrates how the media extended the 2007 Brisbane Writers Festival’s public culture function.' (Author's abstract)
Images of Sicily and Australia in the Narratives of Venero Armanno and Antonio Casella Gaetano Rando , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 22 no. 2 2008; (p. 155-161)
The article explores themes related to Sicily and Australia in the narratives of Armanno and Casella.
Under the Volcano Venero Armanno , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary and Social Diasporas : An Italian Australian Perspective 2007; (p. 21-30)
Losing the Plot or Seven Venero Armanno , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 February 2005; (p. 6)
Venero Armanno discusses plots and fiction writing in relation to The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker.
Six of the Best 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 September 2002; (p. 7)
Volcano Epic Shortlisted to Blow Away Book Award 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 September 2002; (p. 11)
Armanno's Inferno Peter Pierce , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 January vol. 120 no. 6308 2002; (p. 74)

— Review of The Volcano Venero Armanno 2001 single work novel
[Untitled] Enza Gandolfo , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , June no. 6 2002;

— Review of The Volcano Venero Armanno 2001 single work novel
Under the Volcano Julie Szego , 2001 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 24 November 2001; (p. 7)
The Politics of Passion Karen Milliner , 2001 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 November 2001; (p. 7)
Out of the Inferno and into the Fire Sally Dingo , 2001 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 October 2001; (p. 16)
Of Myths and Men Murray Waldren , 2001 single work biography column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 October 2001; (p. 12-13)
A Lush Novel Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 236 2001; (p. 25-26)

— Review of The Volcano Venero Armanno 2001 single work novel
All-Consuming Passion Hamilton Smith , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 October 2001; (p. 17)

— Review of The Volcano Venero Armanno 2001 single work novel
Devil Wrought in the Deity's Fire Suzanne Kiernan , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 October 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of The Volcano Venero Armanno 2001 single work novel
[Untitled] Enza Gandolfo , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , June no. 6 2002;

— Review of The Volcano Venero Armanno 2001 single work novel
Devil Wrought in the Deity's Fire Suzanne Kiernan , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 October 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of The Volcano Venero Armanno 2001 single work novel
All-Consuming Passion Hamilton Smith , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 October 2001; (p. 17)

— Review of The Volcano Venero Armanno 2001 single work novel
A Lush Novel Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 236 2001; (p. 25-26)

— Review of The Volcano Venero Armanno 2001 single work novel
Armanno's Inferno Peter Pierce , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 January vol. 120 no. 6308 2002; (p. 74)

— Review of The Volcano Venero Armanno 2001 single work novel
Losing the Plot or Seven Venero Armanno , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 February 2005; (p. 6)
Venero Armanno discusses plots and fiction writing in relation to The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker.
Under the Volcano Venero Armanno , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary and Social Diasporas : An Italian Australian Perspective 2007; (p. 21-30)
Images of Sicily and Australia in the Narratives of Venero Armanno and Antonio Casella Gaetano Rando , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 22 no. 2 2008; (p. 155-161)
The article explores themes related to Sicily and Australia in the narratives of Armanno and Casella.
We Call Upon the Author to Explain : Theorising Writers' Festivals as Sites of Contemporary Public Culture Cori Stewart , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue 2010;
'This paper outlines a new vantage point for theorising today’s writers’ festivals as significant sites of contemporary public culture. Increasingly writers’ festivals claim to be both popular and important sites of public discussion and debate, and this paper’s empirical analysis of the 2007 Brisbane Writers Festival bears out these qualities. Yet, this Festival also positions itself as a thinking person’s alternative to the ‘unstoppable urge in TV and newspapers towards providing infotainment’, and claims ‘people are looking to our writers for the tools with which to think, not to be told what to think’ (Campbell, Making Sense of Our World). Addressing the mix of claims made for the 2007 Brisbane Writers Festival, as well as analysing the the topics discussed at the Festival, this paper examines the Festival’s multiple public culture roles and functions. Included in the topics discussed at the Festival are those typically produced and ciruclated in the media such as celebrity culture, and rather than viewing this content as trivialising and manipulative─as many critics of writers’ festivals have done─this paper illustrates how the media extended the 2007 Brisbane Writers Festival’s public culture function.' (Author's abstract)
Creating Your Own Distinctive Writing Voice Christine Bongers , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , February no. 192 2010; (p. 10-11)
y Unveiling Absences, or Unsettling Multiculturalism, in Antonio Casella's The Sensualist and Venero Armanno's Romeo of the Underworld and The Volcano Giovanni Messina , Sicily : 2012 Z1885040 2012 single work thesis This study investigates the relationship between the Gothic topoi present in the three novels analysed and the possible liminality of first and second migrant generations. Besides, it explores how this affects the narrative architecture of these novels dismantling their common interpretation as authentic and mimetic . In other words, as sociological and ethnographic documents. The parodic and sublime effects of both Gothic topoi and uncanny intertextuality, read as semiotic elements of a literature of the arrivant, deconstruct the monological narrations of the multicultural discourse in Australia. In brief, Whiteness , ethnocentrism and identity. Such an approach unveils those Lacanian absences , which support the narcissistic image of the white subject, thus paving the way for hybridity. Scopo di questo studio è stato quello di analizzare gli elementi gotici presenti nei romanzi in esame al fine di evidenziarne il rapporto con il concetto di liminality delle varie generazioni di migranti e come la stessa venga veicolata dalla stessa struttura narrativa. Dunque, un rapporto tra forma e contenuto tendente a scardinare qualsiasi discorso di autenticità e mimesi che confina tali opere ad una sfera esclusivamente sociologica ed etnografica. L effetto parodico e sublime di questi topoi gotici e dell intertestualità, interpretati nella letteratura dell arrivant dei due autori come elementi semiotici, decostruiscono le narrazioni monologiche del multiculturalismo australiano. In breve, della Whiteness , dell etnocentrismo e dell identità. Tale approccio decostruttivo svela quelle assenze lacaniane fondanti l immagine narcisista del soggetto bianco e permette un discorso di soggettività ibrida .
Profile : Venero Armanno 2012 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , November no. 224 2012; (p. 4)
Of Myths and Men Murray Waldren , 2001 single work biography column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 October 2001; (p. 12-13)
Out of the Inferno and into the Fire Sally Dingo , 2001 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 October 2001; (p. 16)
The Politics of Passion Karen Milliner , 2001 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 November 2001; (p. 7)
Under the Volcano Julie Szego , 2001 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 24 November 2001; (p. 7)
Volcano Epic Shortlisted to Blow Away Book Award 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 September 2002; (p. 11)
Six of the Best 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 September 2002; (p. 7)
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