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Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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Adaptations

form y Three Dollars Robert Connolly , Elliot Perlman , Australia : Arenafilm , 2005 Z1354058 2005 single work film/TV

'Based on Elliot Perlman's award-winning novel, THREE DOLLARS tells the story of an honest, compassionate man who finds himself, at the age of 38, with a wife, a child and three dollars.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 16/12/2013)

Notes

  • Discussion notes available.
  • Voted by Victorian readers as their 'all time favourite book set in Victoria', as chosen from the Reading Victoria list of 20 novels 'Set Close to Home' in the State Library of Victoria's Summer Reading Programme 2006/7.
  • Dedication: For Janine, Lena and Harry
  • Epigraph: ...a man is not a piece of fruit!...You can't eat the orange and throw the peel away. - Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 1998 .
      Extent: 381p.
      ISBN: 0330360434 (pbk.)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Faber , 1998 .
      Extent: 358p.
      ISBN: 0571176887
      Series: Number in series: ns@ANL
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 2005 .
      Extent: 381p.
      ISBN: 0330421670
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Riverhead Books , 2007 .
      Extent: 370p.
      Edition info: 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
      ISBN: 1594482381 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Alternative title: Trois dollars
Language: French
    • Paris,
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      France,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Laffont , 2006 .
      Extent: 402p.
      ISBN: 2221093666

Works about this Work

Straight to the Pool Room: Top 10 Films about the Australian Dream Luke Buckmaster , single work column
Now for the Movie Anneli Knight , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , April vol. 45 no. 1 2013; (p. 26-29)
'When the film producer calls, asking to option your book, many authors feel a shiver of excitement. Five or even ten years later, many of them are still waiting. The process of adaptation can be even more tortuous than writing a book in the first place as prominent authors tell Anneli Knight.'
Silent Triumph of the Individual : Social Investigation through Empathy in Elliot Perlman's Three Dollars, Seven Types of Ambiguity, and The Street Sweeper Fiona Duthie , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 27 no. 2 2013; (p. 197-202)

'The novels of Elliot Perlman encompass a wide variety of social observations and criticism in both contemporary and historical settings. Each novel, Three Dollars, Types of Ambiguity, and The Street Sweeper, most definitely constitutes a recognition of suffering and a cry against inhumanity. However, the principal purpose of these novels is not to wallow in awfulness, nor is it solely to educate readers as to the harder realities of life. Here, Duthie examines Perlman's three novels. ' (Publication summary)

'Something to Keep You Steady' : Egalitarianism and Distiction from D. H. Lawrence to Christos Tsiolkas Nicholas Birns , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 9 2009; Interpretations , July vol. 43 no. 2010; (p. 35-42)
'This essay will examine the fiction of D. H. Lawrence, Elliot Perlman, and Christos Tsiolkas with regard to their representation of Australian society, particularly in comparison to the European past and present. Its guiding dynamic will be the opposition between the egalitarian 'mateship' that D. H. lawrence found, and was discomfited by, in 1922 and the economic neoliberalism and concomitant sense of 'distinction' (to use Pierre Bourdieu's term) that Perlman and Tsiolkas see in today's Australia and to the world in which Australia manifests itself.'
Politics and Monomania Ken Gelder , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 184 2006; (p. 48-56)
The Book was Better Susan Wyndham , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 9 April 2005; (p. 5)
Life Not as We Know It Stephen Matchett , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 May 2005; (p. 40)
Empty Pockets : Robert Connolly Interviewed on Three Dollars Jonathan Dawson (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , July - September no. 36 2005;
'Australian director Robert Connolly discusses his adaptation of Elliot Perlman's novel about the souring of the Australian dream in an age of economic rationalism.' (Editor's abstract)
Globalism and Its Discontents Paul Gillen , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Departures : How Australia Reinvents Itself 2002; (p. 258-268, notes 301-302)
The article discusses economic and sociological aspects of 'globalisation' and their representation in social commentary books, and also looks at recent Australian literary texts (particularly novels) which have addressed such issues.
A Movie for Three Dollars Lawrie Zion , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 26 October 2002; (p. 3)
The World is Closing In : An Interview with Elliot Perlman Madeleine Byrne (interviewer), 2001 single work interview
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 15 no. 1 2001; (p. 10-12)
The Best of Young Australian Novelists 1999 : Elliot Perlman Angela Bennie , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 May 1999; (p. 9)
Who's Going to Take Miles Home Tonight? Peter Craven , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 June 1999; (p. 11)
Survival Story Anthony Macris , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 July 1999; (p. 10)
Too Much Care for Cool Jan Meredith , 1999 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 August 1999; (p. 9)
Elliot Perlman : Writer Maxine McKew , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 9 November vol. 117 no. 6199 1999; (p. 54-56)
Books in Brief Elizabeth Judd , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 22 August 1999; (p. 18)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel
"Eddie, are You Kidding?" Lars Ahlstrom , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 13 no. 1 1999; (p. 48)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel
A Three-Dollar Lottery Ticket Caroline Baum , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 March 1998; (p. 9)
The Dark City Jane Sullivan , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 28 August 1998; (p. 13)
Drama of Pitting Man Against Mammon Janet Chimonyo , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 1 March 1998; (p. 12)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel
Sober Visions of a Cold, Hard Future Katharine England , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 March 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel ; Snowdome Bernard Cohen 1998 single work novel
Culture of Greed Michael Sharkey , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 April 1998; (p. 27)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel
They Don't Write Like This in Sydney James Bradley , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 April 1998; (p. 9)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel
Long for the Money Penelope Nelson , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 April vol. 117 no. 6120 1998; (p. 70-71)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel
Books in Brief Georgina Safe , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , April vol. 3 no. 3 1998; (p. 29)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel
Accomplished but Perhaps a Little Too Clever Ian McFarlane , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 26 April 1998; (p. 22)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel ; The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel
A Modern Australian Dickens Anne Waldron Neumann , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News (What's On) , 5 June vol. 64 no. 35 1998; (p. 6)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel
Three Dollars Leaves the Rest Behind Jane Sullivan , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 July 1998; (p. 20)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel
Disparate Fictions Dianne Dempsey , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 202 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel ; The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel
Melbourne Memories Margaret Walters , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 25 September no. 4982 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel
Books in Brief Elizabeth Judd , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 22 August 1999; (p. 18)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel
"Eddie, are You Kidding?" Lars Ahlstrom , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 13 no. 1 1999; (p. 48)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel
The Book was Better Susan Wyndham , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 9 April 2005; (p. 5)
Life Not as We Know It Stephen Matchett , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 May 2005; (p. 40)
Politics and Monomania Ken Gelder , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 184 2006; (p. 48-56)
'Something to Keep You Steady' : Egalitarianism and Distiction from D. H. Lawrence to Christos Tsiolkas Nicholas Birns , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 9 2009; Interpretations , July vol. 43 no. 2010; (p. 35-42)
'This essay will examine the fiction of D. H. Lawrence, Elliot Perlman, and Christos Tsiolkas with regard to their representation of Australian society, particularly in comparison to the European past and present. Its guiding dynamic will be the opposition between the egalitarian 'mateship' that D. H. lawrence found, and was discomfited by, in 1922 and the economic neoliberalism and concomitant sense of 'distinction' (to use Pierre Bourdieu's term) that Perlman and Tsiolkas see in today's Australia and to the world in which Australia manifests itself.'
Empty Pockets : Robert Connolly Interviewed on Three Dollars Jonathan Dawson (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , July - September no. 36 2005;
'Australian director Robert Connolly discusses his adaptation of Elliot Perlman's novel about the souring of the Australian dream in an age of economic rationalism.' (Editor's abstract)
The Best of Young Australian Novelists 1999 : Elliot Perlman Angela Bennie , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 May 1999; (p. 9)
A Three-Dollar Lottery Ticket Caroline Baum , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 March 1998; (p. 9)
The Dark City Jane Sullivan , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 28 August 1998; (p. 13)
Rookie Wins 'Age' Book of the Year Andrew (fl. 1997-) Clark , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 August 1998; (p. 2)
A Rich and Varied Harvest Chris Wallace-Crabbe , Thuy On , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 29 August 1998; (p. 8)
Who's Going to Take Miles Home Tonight? Peter Craven , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 June 1999; (p. 11)
Down to His Last Three Dollars Carmel Egan , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 March 1998; (p. 9)
Survival Story Anthony Macris , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 July 1999; (p. 10)
Too Much Care for Cool Jan Meredith , 1999 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 August 1999; (p. 9)
Our Literary Lions Andrew Field , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 May 1998; (p. 5,10)
Young Lawyer's Debut Novel Anne Waldron Neumann , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News (What's On) , 22 May vol. 64 no. 33 1998; (p. 5)
Elliot Perlman : Writer Maxine McKew , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 9 November vol. 117 no. 6199 1999; (p. 54-56)
The World is Closing In : An Interview with Elliot Perlman Madeleine Byrne (interviewer), 2001 single work interview
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 15 no. 1 2001; (p. 10-12)
Globalism and Its Discontents Paul Gillen , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Departures : How Australia Reinvents Itself 2002; (p. 258-268, notes 301-302)
The article discusses economic and sociological aspects of 'globalisation' and their representation in social commentary books, and also looks at recent Australian literary texts (particularly novels) which have addressed such issues.
A Movie for Three Dollars Lawrie Zion , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 26 October 2002; (p. 3)
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