y Cape Grimm single work   novel  
Is part of Mandala Trilogy 1995 series - author novel (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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Notes

  • Dedication: Dedicated to the memory of Dinny O'Hearn.
  • Epigraph: In the whole array of living things there is only one terrestrial order that is homeless and is alien to any land. This creature is the moonbird. Carillo Mean - The Flying Sheep of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Epigraph: The north-west cape of Van Diemen's land is a steep, black head, which from its appearance I called 'Cape Grim'. Matthew Flinders Journal.
  • Epigraph: There is the story of one's hero, and then, thanks to the intimate connection of things, the story of one's story itself. Henry James.
  • Also published in sound recording format.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Flamingo , 2004 .
      Extent: xii, 302p.p.
      ISBN: 073226992X

Works about this Work

Echoes between Van Diemen’s Land and Tasmania : Sound and the Space of the Island in Richard Flanagan’s Death of a River Guide and Carmel Bird’s Cape Grimm Joseph Cummins , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , June vol. 49 no. 2 2014;

'This article encounters two Tasmanian novels, Richard Flanagan’s Death of a River Guide (1994) and Carmel Bird’s Cape Grimm (2004). The novels each contain two soundscapes: one detailing the hidden histories of violence and genocide at the frontier meeting of Aboriginal people and colonialists in the 1820s, and a second, set in a contemporary timeframe, that echoes these past traumas within the lives of characters facing extinction of their own. Deploying a close listening approach in the analysis of these soundscapes, the essay charts the space of the island in the novels, arguing that the resonance between the soundscapes past and present constitutes a transhistorical continuum of sound that links the colonial to the present. While there are both similarities and differences between the soundscapes in Flanagan and Bird, in the novels the sonic continuum reconstructs colonial history and remaps the space of the island. The discussion is positioned in relation to discourses of sound in Australian gothic literature, haunting, and theories of space.' (Publication summary)

A Dream-Temple of Collective Imagination : Exploring Community in Carmel Bird's Cape Grim Gerardo Rodriguez Salas , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 27 no. 1 2012; (p. 76-91)
Carmel Bird James Phelan (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Literati : Australian Contemporary Literary Figures Discuss Fear, Frustrations and Fame 2005; (p. 43-56)
The Tide that Riffles Back: Spiral Femininity in Carmel Bird's Cape Grimm Gerardo Rodriguez Salas , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 19 no. 1 2005; (p. 85-90)
A Haunted Land John McLaren , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 20 no. 1&2 2005; (p. 139-153)
'Since the nineteenth century, Australian art and writing has had a double vision of the country, as a sunny land of opportunity, and as a place of loneliness and loss. [...] Recent fiction by white writers has, like Lawson, shown an awareness of the strangeness of the land, but it locates this strangeness more directly in the brutality and defeats of settlement. The sufferings of both settlers and of those they violently displaced continue to haunt their successors' (139). The paper examines the nature of this haunting in recent novels by white Australian writers.
Untitled Gerardo Rodriguez Salas , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 4 no. 2005; (p. 217-221)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Bird Watch Murray Waldren , 2004 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 January-1 February 2004; (p. 8-9)
Ripples from Port Arthur Christopher Bantick , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 June 2004; (p. 7)
All the Way to Cape Grimm : Reflections on Carmel Bird's Fiction Shirley Walker , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 21 no. 3 2004; (p. 264-276)
The article presents a critical overview of Carmel Bird's writing, particularly her four major novels. Suggesting that there is a continuity of pattern, theme and sometimes character, Walker examines Bird's major concerns, and the narrative means by which these are expressed (such as fantasy and the Gothic; images and references). She argues that the novels under survey 'raise profound questions: of the presence of evil in the world and the rise of charasmatic leaders who appear to be evil incarnate' (275).
Conversations at Rochester Road : Carmel Bird Discusses Her Writing with Shirley Walker Shirley Walker (interviewer), 2004 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 21 no. 3 2004; (p. 277-288)
The Many Mysteries of Tasmania Carmel Bird , 2004-2005 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 18-19)
Clouds Gather in a Grim Skye Peter Pierce , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 February 2004; (p. 11)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Mythic Tale Intersects with Tasmanian History Dorothy Johnston , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 February 2004; (p. 5a)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Finale of Grim Tidings Katharine England , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 February 2004; (p. 9)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Untitled Kabita Dhara , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , February vol. 83 no. 7 2004; (p. 36)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Credulous Rubes James Ley , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 258 2004; (p. 35)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Grimm Pickings Anne Susskind , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 2 March vol. 122 no. 6410 2004; (p. 64)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
A Grimm Fantasy Nicola Walker , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 March 2004; (p. 24)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Burying Fantasy Heidi Meier , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 February 2004; (p. 6)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Clouds Gather in a Grim Skye Peter Pierce , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 February 2004; (p. 11)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Mythic Tale Intersects with Tasmanian History Dorothy Johnston , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 February 2004; (p. 5a)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Finale of Grim Tidings Katharine England , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 February 2004; (p. 9)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Untitled Kabita Dhara , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , February vol. 83 no. 7 2004; (p. 36)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Credulous Rubes James Ley , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 258 2004; (p. 35)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Grimm Pickings Anne Susskind , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 2 March vol. 122 no. 6410 2004; (p. 64)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
A Grimm Fantasy Nicola Walker , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 March 2004; (p. 24)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Burying Fantasy Heidi Meier , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 February 2004; (p. 6)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Untitled Gerardo Rodriguez Salas , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 4 no. 2005; (p. 217-221)

— Review of Cape Grimm Carmel Bird 2004 single work novel
Bird Watch Murray Waldren , 2004 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 January-1 February 2004; (p. 8-9)
Ripples from Port Arthur Christopher Bantick , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 June 2004; (p. 7)
All the Way to Cape Grimm : Reflections on Carmel Bird's Fiction Shirley Walker , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 21 no. 3 2004; (p. 264-276)
The article presents a critical overview of Carmel Bird's writing, particularly her four major novels. Suggesting that there is a continuity of pattern, theme and sometimes character, Walker examines Bird's major concerns, and the narrative means by which these are expressed (such as fantasy and the Gothic; images and references). She argues that the novels under survey 'raise profound questions: of the presence of evil in the world and the rise of charasmatic leaders who appear to be evil incarnate' (275).
Conversations at Rochester Road : Carmel Bird Discusses Her Writing with Shirley Walker Shirley Walker (interviewer), 2004 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 21 no. 3 2004; (p. 277-288)
Carmel Bird James Phelan (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Literati : Australian Contemporary Literary Figures Discuss Fear, Frustrations and Fame 2005; (p. 43-56)
The Tide that Riffles Back: Spiral Femininity in Carmel Bird's Cape Grimm Gerardo Rodriguez Salas , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 19 no. 1 2005; (p. 85-90)
The Many Mysteries of Tasmania Carmel Bird , 2004-2005 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 18-19)
A Haunted Land John McLaren , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 20 no. 1&2 2005; (p. 139-153)
'Since the nineteenth century, Australian art and writing has had a double vision of the country, as a sunny land of opportunity, and as a place of loneliness and loss. [...] Recent fiction by white writers has, like Lawson, shown an awareness of the strangeness of the land, but it locates this strangeness more directly in the brutality and defeats of settlement. The sufferings of both settlers and of those they violently displaced continue to haunt their successors' (139). The paper examines the nature of this haunting in recent novels by white Australian writers.
A Dream-Temple of Collective Imagination : Exploring Community in Carmel Bird's Cape Grim Gerardo Rodriguez Salas , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 27 no. 1 2012; (p. 76-91)
Echoes between Van Diemen’s Land and Tasmania : Sound and the Space of the Island in Richard Flanagan’s Death of a River Guide and Carmel Bird’s Cape Grimm Joseph Cummins , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , June vol. 49 no. 2 2014;

'This article encounters two Tasmanian novels, Richard Flanagan’s Death of a River Guide (1994) and Carmel Bird’s Cape Grimm (2004). The novels each contain two soundscapes: one detailing the hidden histories of violence and genocide at the frontier meeting of Aboriginal people and colonialists in the 1820s, and a second, set in a contemporary timeframe, that echoes these past traumas within the lives of characters facing extinction of their own. Deploying a close listening approach in the analysis of these soundscapes, the essay charts the space of the island in the novels, arguing that the resonance between the soundscapes past and present constitutes a transhistorical continuum of sound that links the colonial to the present. While there are both similarities and differences between the soundscapes in Flanagan and Bird, in the novels the sonic continuum reconstructs colonial history and remaps the space of the island. The discussion is positioned in relation to discourses of sound in Australian gothic literature, haunting, and theories of space.' (Publication summary)

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