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Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'The Blue Plateau is a lyrical exploration of a classic Australian landscape - the Blue Mountains - and its people, and the story of one man's journey to find home.

'The book's evocative narrative follows the author's attempt to settle in this difficult terrain, yet The Blue Plateau is a book of many stories. Through the fascinating characters the author meets, he traces the history of the Blue Mountains over decades, and beautifully describes the incredible connection between the people and the land.

Written in a time of drought, The Blue Plateau captures the essence of an iconic Australian place and its inhabitants, and reconnects us with this amazing land we live in.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Maree and for Roland
  • Epigraph:

    I am what is around me ...

    These are merely instances.

    - Wallace Stevens, 'Theory'

    'No one likes erosion anymore ... now that all the scenery is made.'

    - James Galvin, Fencing the Sky

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Works about this Work

Belonging in the Mountains : Mark Tredinnick's The Blue Plateau Jessica Ballantine , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Scholar , vol. 3 no. 1 2014;
Jessica Ballantine's article explores the theme of belonging in Mark Tredinnick's The Blue Plateau.
Literary Christmas Presents : Tony Birch on The Blue Plateau Bethanie Blanchard , 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 December 2013;
Mark Tredinnick Interviewed by Sandra Hogan Sandra Hogan (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 11 no. 3 2011;
Untitled Robert Zeller , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: ISLE : Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment , Spring vol. 18 no. 2 2011; (p. 490-491)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose
‘Singing Up’ the Silences : Australian Nature Writing as Disruption and Invocation Noelene J. Kelly , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology , Summer vol. 1 no. 2011;
'There is a strong, though not uncontested view, that a tradition of 'place' or 'nature' writing has, until relatively recently, been largely absent in Australia. This essay examines the veracity of this claim, and suggests reasons for this alleged gap or 'silence' in our literature. It also considers the distinctive characteristics of Australian place writing as it has emerged over more recent decades and the ways in which this writing disrupts early representations of the continent as 'empty', particularly of Indigenous presence, but also of sound, of speech, of agency. This essay also suggests the potential for Australian nature writing to function contrapuntally, as both a form of response to this lively and expressive land, and as a means by which this same land may be invoked or 'sung' into the communicative space.' (Author's abstract)
There's No Place Like Home Stephanie Bishop , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , March vol. 5 no. 2 2010; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose ; Smalltown Tim Winton 2009 single work prose
Profile : Mark Tredinnick 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , November no. 202 2010; (p. 4)
Untitled Lee McGowan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 88 no. 6 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose
Natural Way with Words Liam Davison , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 June 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose
Off the Shelf Rod Moran , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 16 June 2009; (p. 6-7)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose
Just the Place for Poetic Prose Claire Scobie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 July 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose
Birth of a Literary Landscape Steve Dow , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 12 July 2009; (p. 10-11)
True Blue Labour of Love Diane Stubbings , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 July 2009; (p. 15)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose
The Poem beneath Our Feet Kevin Brophy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 314 2009; (p. 46-47)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose
Untitled Lee McGowan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 88 no. 6 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose
Natural Way with Words Liam Davison , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 June 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose
Off the Shelf Rod Moran , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 16 June 2009; (p. 6-7)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose
Just the Place for Poetic Prose Claire Scobie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 July 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose
True Blue Labour of Love Diane Stubbings , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 July 2009; (p. 15)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose
The Poem beneath Our Feet Kevin Brophy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 314 2009; (p. 46-47)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose
There's No Place Like Home Stephanie Bishop , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , March vol. 5 no. 2 2010; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose ; Smalltown Tim Winton 2009 single work prose
Untitled Robert Zeller , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: ISLE : Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment , Spring vol. 18 no. 2 2011; (p. 490-491)

— Review of The Blue Plateau : A Landscape Memoir Mark Tredinnick 2009 single work prose
Birth of a Literary Landscape Steve Dow , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 12 July 2009; (p. 10-11)
Profile : Mark Tredinnick 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , November no. 202 2010; (p. 4)
Mark Tredinnick Interviewed by Sandra Hogan Sandra Hogan (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 11 no. 3 2011;
‘Singing Up’ the Silences : Australian Nature Writing as Disruption and Invocation Noelene J. Kelly , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology , Summer vol. 1 no. 2011;
'There is a strong, though not uncontested view, that a tradition of 'place' or 'nature' writing has, until relatively recently, been largely absent in Australia. This essay examines the veracity of this claim, and suggests reasons for this alleged gap or 'silence' in our literature. It also considers the distinctive characteristics of Australian place writing as it has emerged over more recent decades and the ways in which this writing disrupts early representations of the continent as 'empty', particularly of Indigenous presence, but also of sound, of speech, of agency. This essay also suggests the potential for Australian nature writing to function contrapuntally, as both a form of response to this lively and expressive land, and as a means by which this same land may be invoked or 'sung' into the communicative space.' (Author's abstract)
Literary Christmas Presents : Tony Birch on The Blue Plateau Bethanie Blanchard , 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 December 2013;
Belonging in the Mountains : Mark Tredinnick's The Blue Plateau Jessica Ballantine , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Scholar , vol. 3 no. 1 2014;
Jessica Ballantine's article explores the theme of belonging in Mark Tredinnick's The Blue Plateau.
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Subjects:
  • Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,
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