The Exotic at Home single work   autobiography  
  • Author: David Malouf
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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  • David Malouf recalls his first journey to northern Australia, to the Valley of Lagoons in Far North Queensland. The memoir includes the opening pages of a previously unpublished afterword to Fly Away Peter.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Griffith Review Up North : Myths, Threats and Enchantment no. 9 Spring 2005 Z1226331 2005 periodical issue 2005 pg. 33-40
  • Appears in:
    y A Revealed Life : Australian Writers and Their Journeys in Memoir Julianne Schultz (editor), Sydney : ABC Books , 2007 Z1394789 2007 anthology autobiography 'Join forty of Australia's best storytellers in A Revealed Life, an intimate anthology of the moments and events that have shaped their lives between the bookends of birth and death ... A Revealed Life showcases the very best contemporary memoir pieces as published in the literary and public affairs quarterly, Griffith Review.' -- Back cover. Sydney : ABC Books , 2007 pg. 167-173
Alternative title: L'Esotico a Casa
Language: Italian
  • Appears in:
    y Crocevia : Scritture Straniere, Migranti e di Viaggio Letteratura dell'Oceania no. 11/12 2009 Z1804243 2009 periodical issue 2009 pg. 24-33
  • Appears in:
    y A First Place David Malouf , North Sydney : Random House , 2014 6856466 2014 selected work prose essay

    'A collection of personal essays and writing from David Malouf to celebrate his 80th birthday.

    'Topography, geography, history. Multiculturalism, referendums, the constitution and national occasions. Parental and grandparental romances, the sensual and bountiful beauty of Brisbane, the mysterious offerings of Queenslander houses, and leaving home. The idea of a nation and the heart of its people. Being Australian and Australia's relationship to the world. Putting ourselves on the map.

    'All these subjects, and more, are explored from the generous, questioning and original perspective of David Malouf.

    'At the heart of these pieces is the idea of home, where and what it is. What they illustrate is the formation of a man, an Australian and one of the best writers this country has produced.' (Publisher's blurb)

    North Sydney : Random House , 2014
    pg. 65-78
Last amended 11 Jan 2012
  • Far North Queensland, Queensland,
  • Brisbane, Queensland,
  • 1950s
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