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  • Author: Alan Gould http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/gould-alan
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Lake Woman : A Romance
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'An Australian soldier in British service parachutes into the roaring embattled skies of the night before D-Day, and lands in a vast lake of flooded fields. His encounter with a mysterious woman who seems to rule that water world deflects him from the war and from all the promise his life had seemed to hold. A strange and compelling book.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Launched by John Clanchy at Dalton's Books, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 9 September 2009.
  • Epigraph: Muse of the unique

    Historical fact, defending with silence

    Some world of your beholding, a silence

    No explosion can conquer but a lover's Yes

    Has been known to fill.

    W.H. Auden, 'Homage to Clio'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Deepest Enchantment : An Interview with Alan Gould Nigel Featherstone (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Verity La , February 2011;
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

Untitled Robert Lumsden , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 3 no. 2 2011;

— Review of The Lake Woman : A Romance Alan Gould 2009 single work novel
Untitled Robyn Rowland , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 122 2010; (p. 24-27)

— Review of The Lake Woman : A Romance Alan Gould 2009 single work novel ; The Umbrella Club David Brooks 2009 single work novel
Canberra Author Short-Listed for PM's Prize Gia Metherell , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 July 2010; (p. 7)
The Knight's Quest Peter Pierce , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 October 2009; (p. 11)

— Review of The Lake Woman : A Romance Alan Gould 2009 single work novel
Enchanted Tale Casts Its Spell Sophie Masson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 January 2010; (p. 29) Life, Literature, Legends : Collected Essays 1996-2011 2011; (p. 169-171)

— Review of The Lake Woman : A Romance Alan Gould 2009 single work novel
Contemporary Quest Paul Hetherington , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 318 2010; (p. 9-10)

— Review of The Lake Woman : A Romance Alan Gould 2009 single work novel ; Folk Tunes Alan Gould 2009 selected work poetry
Flight of the Epergne Stella Clarke , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , April vol. 5 no. 3 2010; (p. 18, 23)

— Review of Below the Styx Michael Meehan 2010 single work novel ; The Second-Last Woman in England Maggie Joel 2010 single work novel ; The Lake Woman : A Romance Alan Gould 2009 single work novel ; In the Mood Laura Bloom 2010 single work novel
Falling into Completeness Stephen McInerney , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 54 no. 5 2010; (p. 117-118)

— Review of The Lake Woman : A Romance Alan Gould 2009 single work novel
Finding the Heart of the Tale Sally Pryor , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 October 2009; (p. 10)
Canberra Author Short-Listed for PM's Prize Gia Metherell , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 July 2010; (p. 7)
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

The Deepest Enchantment : An Interview with Alan Gould Nigel Featherstone (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Verity La , February 2011;
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