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y Fly Away Peter single work   novella   war literature  
Alternative title: The Bread of Time to Come
  • Author: David Malouf http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/malouf-david
First known date: 1982 Issue Details: First known date: 1982 1982
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'For three very different people brought together by their love for birds, life on the Queensland coast in 1914 is the timeless and idyllic world of sandpipers, ibises and kingfishers. In another hemisphere civilization rushes headlong into a brutal conflict. Life there is lived from moment to moment. Inevitably, the two young men - sanctuary owner and employee - are drawn to the war, and into the mud and horror of the trenches of Armentieres. Alone on the beach, their friend Imogen, the middle-aged wildlife photographer, must acknowledge for all three of them that the past cannot be held.' (Source: Publisher's website)

Adaptations

Fly Away Peter Pierce Wilcox , 2015 single work musical theatre opera

'David Malouf’s novel Fly Away Peter is a contemporary classic. Elliott Gyger is an Australian composer at the height of his powers. They return to World War One in this centenary year to create a profound new contribution to Australian opera, with a libretto by SCO’s Pierce Wilcox.

'Jim Saddler is a visionary young birdwatcher thrust into the nightmare of the Western Front. Fly Away Peter travels from a land of life to a panorama of horror through Jim’s voice of delicate insight.

'This is a story of the Australian spirit that begins at peace, builds into tragedy, and ends in transcendence.' (Production summary)

Notes

  • Fly Away Peter was first published in 1981 as The Bread of Time to Come, with another novella, Child's Play.The title was later changed.
  • Study guides available (including video recordings).
  • Adapted for the 1998 ballet 1914 presented by the Australian Ballet. Choreography by Stephen Baynes.
  • Dedication: For Elizabeth Riddell.
  • Epigraphs:
    Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If it is not true that a divine creature fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head. (G. K. Chesterton)
    Here is the bread of time to come,/ Here is the actual stone. The bread/ Will be out [sic] bread, the stone will be/ Our bed and we shall sleep by night./ We shall forget by day, except/ The moment when we choose to play/ The imagined pine, the imagined jay. (Wallace Stevens)
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, large print.

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  • Appears in:
    y Child's Play / The Bread of Time to Come : Two Novellas David Malouf , New York (City) : George Braziller , 1981 Z59574 1981 selected work novella New York (City) : George Braziller , 1981 pg. 148-282
    Note: With title: The Bread of Time to Come.
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      Chatto and Windus , 1982 .
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      Extent: 134p.
      Reprinted: 1993 Collected ed.
      ISBN: 0701161175
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1983 .
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      Extent: 133p.
      Reprinted: 1987
      ISBN: 014007015X
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      Vintage , 1998 .
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      Extent: 134p.
      ISBN: 0679776702
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      Vintage , 1999 .
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      Extent: 134p.
      ISBN: 0099273829
Alternative title: Fei Qu Ba, Bide
Language: Chinese

Works about this Work

'The Whole Landscape Dazzling and Shrilling' : Soundscapes of War and Peace in David Malouf's Fly Away Peter Fiona Richards , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 75 no. 3 2016; (p. 155-168)
A Tale Takes Wing David Malouf , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 April 2015; (p. 12-13)
David Malouf and the Poetics of Possibility Bill Ashcroft , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 2 2014;

'The essay addresses the poetic dimension of David Malouf's novels, suggesting that a poetics of possibility can be found in all his work. The poetics of possibility is a function both of Malouf’s thematic interest in the future and of his use of poetic language to draw the reader to imagine various kinds of ways of experiencing and knowing the world. The essay draws upon the philosophy of Ernst Bloch to illuminate the utopian dimension of Malouf’s work, whether in seeing the radiance of possibility in simple objects, the silent ‘presence’ at the centre of language, or the possibility of a different kind of future that Australian society might have experienced.' (Publication abstract)

'Renamed and Then Named Again' : Narration and Creation in David Malouf's Fly Away Peter Eleonora Goi , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Tapestry of the Creative Word in Anglophone Literatures 2013; (p. 87-95)
'An internationally acclaimed poet and novelist, David Malouf is considered one of the most significant contemporary Australian writers. His works have often been analysed taking into consideration his lyrical use of language and his concern with Australian history and myths, especially in the case of his most famous novel An Imaginary Life. In my essay I would like to investigate and analyse the role of the creative word in David Malouf's fiction, focusing on his novel Fly Away Peter. (88)
Ruins or Foundations : Great War Literature in the Australian Curriculum Clare Rhoden , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 1 2012;
'The Great War has been represented in Australian curricula since 1914, in texts with tones ranging from bellicose patriotism to idealistic pacifism. Australian curricula have included war literature as one way of transmitting cultural values, values that continue to evolve as successive generations relate differently to war and peace. Changes in ethical perspectives and popular feeling have guided text selection and pedagogy, so that texts which were once accepted as foundational to Australian society seem, at later times, to document civilisation's ruin.

In recent years, overseas texts have been preferred above Australian examples as mediators of the Great War, an event still held by many to be of essential importance to Australia. This paper first considers arguments for including Great War texts on the national curriculum, exploring what war literature can, and cannot, be expected to bring to the program. Interrogating the purpose/s of war literature in the curriculum and the ways in which the texts may be used to meet such expectations, the paper then discusses styles of war texts and investigates whether there is a case for including more texts by Australian authors.' (Author's abstract)
'Did He Want to Mix and Mate with this Man?' : Mateship, Modernism and Homoerotic Primitivism Damien Barlow , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 27 no. 1 2012; (p. 18-32)
Invasion and Pathology : Australia, Mabo, McGahan and Malouf Russell West-Pavlov , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imaginary Antipodes : Essays on Contemporary Australian Literature and Culture 2011; (p. 101-113) Border Crossings : Narrative and Demarcation in Postcolonial Literatures and Media 2012; (p. 17-29)
'...this section addresses what was, symbolically, at least, undoubtedly the most significant event in the recent history of indigenous Australia: the 1992 High Court 'Mabo' decision, which confirmed the ongoing validity of native title. Tragically Mabo appears to have had relatively little impact on Australian culture (just as it has had only a minor impact on the real practices of restoration of indigenous land ownership). One of the few literary texts to have directly registered the invisible seismic reverberations of Mabo was Andrew McGahan's The White Earth (2004) which this chapter analyzes in terms of the text's domination metaphor, that of disease.' (From author's introduction, Imaginary Antipodes : Essays on Contemporary Australian Literature and Culture 13)
y Fly away Peter by David Malouf Angie Barillaro , Essendon North : Radiant Heart Publishing , 2011 9020927 2011 single work criticism
David Malouf Papers Katherine Barnes , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Found in Fryer : Stories from the Fryer Library Collection 2010; (p. 184-185)
Rereading David Malouf's Fly Away Peter : The Great War, Aboriginal Dispossession, and the Politics of Remembering Peter Otto , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 35-51)
The author's account of Fly Away Peter is intended 'to raise the question of the relation between Malouf's closely intertwined narratives of the Great War and the formation of Australian identity and, on the other hand, Aboriginal narratives of dispossession and self-affirmation.' This leads to a consideration of the novel's treatment of the Anzac myth and its role as a settler narrative; and to a discussion of the 'Ngurrara Canvas', painted by 'Great Sandy Desert traditional owners prior to the National Native Title tribunal hearings in 1997'. 'Rather than pitting one narrative of loss and recovery against another, I hope to suggest some of the heterogenous, perhaps incommensurate elements in relation to which any twenty-first-century narrative of Australian identity must locate itself' (38-39).
Homoeroticism in David Malouf's Fiction Xavier Pons , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Messengers of Eros : Representations of Sex in Australian Writing 2009; (p. 271-292)

'David Malouf is hardly a gay icon. Although he has never kept his homosexuality a secret, neither has he flaunted it, either in his life or in his writings. Where the latter are concerned, there is no doubt that Malouf doesn't want to be pigeonholed, that he rejects restrictive levels that would do an injustice to his wide-ranging preoccupations and his considerable appeal to all manner of readers.' (p. 271)

y Brightness under Our Shoes : The Redress of the Poetic Imagination in the Poetry and Prose of David Malouf, 1960-1982 Yvonne Smith , 2008 Z1604899 2008 single work thesis 'This study investigates the poetic foundation of David Malouf's poetry and prose published from 1960 to 1982. Its purpose is to extend reading strategies so that the nature of his poetic and its formative influence are more fully appreciated. Its thesis is that Malouf explores and tests with increasing confidence and daring a poetic imagination that he believes must meet the demands of the times. Malouf's work is placed in relation to Wallace Stevens' belief that the poetic imagination should "push back against the pressure of reality", a view discussed by Seamus Heaney in 'The Redress of Poetry'. Malouf's work shows the influence not only of Stevens but also Rilke and contemporary American poetry of "deep image". The Australian context of Malouf's work is considered in relation to Judith Wright's essay 'The Writer and the Crisis' and the poetry of Malouf's contemporaries. Details of the manuscript development of his first four novels show Malouf's steps towards a clearer representation of his holistic, post-romantic vision. His correspondence with the poet Judith Rodriguez provides useful insights into his purposes. Theories and research about brain functions, the nature of intelligence and learning provide an important international context in the 1960s and 1970s, given Malouf's interest in how meaning forms from perception and experience. The thesis offers a model of poetic learning that highlights the interplay of dialectically opposed ways of forming meaning and points to the importance for Malouf of holding diverse states of mind together through the poetic imaginary.' from Author's abstract http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/5139 sighted 14/7/2009
Many Spaces and Many Worlds : The Quest for a Place which is Home in David Malouf's Fly Away Peter Moitos espazos e moitos mundos. A procura dun lugar que sexa un fogar en Fly Away Peter (1982) de David Malouf Elisa Armellino , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and Galicia : Defeating the Tyranny of Distance 2008; (p. 239-255)
'Choosing a perspective from which to study David Malouf's very successful novel Fly Away Peter (1982) is certainly a challenging task, since the plot is a rich texture of many multifaceted themes and sub-themes. Europe and Australia, which provide the setting of the book are linked indifferent sways with almost all aspects of the novel. Whether it is considered a blidungsroman which presents the main characters' difficult journey towards adulthood or as a painful description of the horrors of World War I, the novel offers interesting and unusual perspectives from which to interpret the relationship between Australia and Europe. Indeed these two geographical and cultural dimensions are linked with one of the main motifs in the text, that is, with the characters' sense of dislocation and with their search for a sense of belonging. This article aims at exploring the ways in which , through this search, the borders between places slowly fade away n the story and a new notion of 'home' is built against the irremediable losses and divisions of the present...'(p. 239)
Echoes of the Other : Translating David Malouf into Italian Franca Cavagnoli , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Goddess Awakened : Partnership Studies in Literatures, Language and Education 2007; (p. 73-82)
y The Transformation of Political Identity from Commonwealth through Postcolonial Literature : The Cases of Nadine Gordimer, David Malouf and Michael Ondaatje Lamia Tayeb , Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press , 2006 Z1411707 2006 single work criticism
In Xanadu Did Kubla Khan , A Stately Pleasure Dome Decree Frank Moorhouse , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17-18 December 2006; (p. 16-19)
From personal experience, novelist Frank Moorhouse explores how the Gold Coast has captured the Australian literary imagination.
The Exotic at Home David Malouf , 2005 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Spring no. 9 2005; (p. 33-40) A Revealed Life : Australian Writers and Their Journeys in Memoir 2007; (p. 167-173) Crocevia : Scritture Straniere, Migranti e di Viaggio , no. 11/12 2009; (p. 24-33) A First Place 2014; (p. 65-78)
On the Binary Approach in David Malouf's Fiction Yunyi Zhu , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Looking Back and Forward : Selected Papers of the 8th International Conference of Australian Studies in China 2004; (p. 462-474)
Vola Gigino? Translating David Malouf's Novels into Italian Franca Cavagnoli , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 63 no. 1 2003; (p. 73-78)
'The Country We Might Have Been' : The Experience of War in Canadian and Australian Literature Geoffrey V. Davis , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Crabtracks : Progress and Process in Teaching the New Literatures in English : Essays in Honour of Dieter Riemenschneider 2002; (p. 283-304)
Zhan zheng zhong Sheng ming De Jiazhi - Ping Maluofu zhu, Ouyang Yu Yi De Fei qu ba, Bi de Zhizhang Zhang , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Otherland , no. 1 1995; (p. 184-189)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella
Of Birds, War - and Terrorism Patricia Rolfe , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 October vol. 102 no. 5336 1982; (p. 98-99)

— Review of Child's Play David Malouf 1981 single work novella ; Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella
A Living Landscape Paul Sharrad , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , July no. 1 1983; (p. 54-58)

— Review of Child's Play David Malouf 1981 single work novella ; Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella
Poets and Their Novels Jim Tulip , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 43 no. 1 1983; (p. 113-118)

— Review of Child's Play David Malouf 1981 single work novella ; Just Relations Rodney Hall 1982 single work novel ; Slipstream Roger McDonald 1982 single work novel ; The Birthday Gift : a novel Thomas Shapcott 1982 single work novel ; The Terms Jennifer Maiden 1982 single work novel ; Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella
A New Insight into the Novella Helen Garner , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 12-18 September 1982; (p. 23)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella
Journey Through Museum of Illusions R. Haupt , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 November 1982; (p. 12)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella
Poetic Qualities Enhance Novel Marion Halligan , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 October 1982; (p. 17)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella
Migratory Innocence Alan Brownjohn , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 15 October 1982; (p. 1141)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella
Idyll Becomes a Theatre of Hell David Rowbotham , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 September 1982; (p. 26)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella
We Don't Need Any More Gallipolis Jim Davidson , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 September 1982; (p. 34)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella
Breaking Out into Prose Gerard Windsor , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , August no. 92 1983; (p. 65-67)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella ; Faith of Our Fathers Spiro Zavos 1982 selected work short story ; The Hand That Feeds You : A Satiric Nightmare Nicholas Hasluck 1982 single work novel ; The Same Old Story Jim Legasse 1982 selected work short story ; The Birthday Gift : a novel Thomas Shapcott 1982 single work novel
Review of Fly Away Peter and Child's Play David Brooks , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , March vol. 28 no. 1 1983; (p. 82-85) The AustLit Anthology of Criticism 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella ; Child's Play David Malouf 1981 single work novella
Prize Winners Robin Marsden , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 27 no. 6 1983; (p. 83-84)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella ; An Open Swimmer Tim Winton 1982 single work novel
Quarterly Fiction Review Rosalind Wade , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Contemporary Review , no. 1404 1983; (p. 47-48)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella
Untitled Brian Edwards , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Landfall , June vol. 39 no. 2 1985; (p. 213-223)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella ; The Bodysurfers Robert Drewe 1983 selected work short story ; An Item from the Late News Thea Astley 1982 single work novel ; The Cure Peter Kocan 1983 single work novel ; White Stag of Exile Thomas Shapcott 1984 single work novel ; The State of the Art : The Mood of Contemporary Australia in Short Stories 1983 anthology short story ; Kewpie Doll Barbara Hanrahan 1984 single work novel ; The Bellarmine Jug : A Novel Nicholas Hasluck 1984 single work novel ; Harland's Half Acre David Malouf 1984 single work novel ; Woman in a Lampshade Elizabeth Jolley 1983 selected work short story ; Miss Peabody's Inheritance Elizabeth Jolley 1983 single work novel
Untitled D. J. O'Hearn , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 189)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella
'The Country We Might Have Been' : The Experience of War in Canadian and Australian Literature Geoffrey V. Davis , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Crabtracks : Progress and Process in Teaching the New Literatures in English : Essays in Honour of Dieter Riemenschneider 2002; (p. 283-304)
Queensland Literature : Is It Different? Garry Winter , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 15 no. 3 1987; (p. 45-51)
Vola Gigino? Translating David Malouf's Novels into Italian Franca Cavagnoli , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 63 no. 1 2003; (p. 73-78)
Zhan zheng zhong Sheng ming De Jiazhi - Ping Maluofu zhu, Ouyang Yu Yi De Fei qu ba, Bi de Zhizhang Zhang , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Otherland , no. 1 1995; (p. 184-189)

— Review of Fly Away Peter David Malouf 1982 single work novella
y David Malouf's Fly Away Peter Leonie Keaney , Mentone : Insight Publications , 1998 Z1185804 1998 single work criticism young adult
The Exotic at Home David Malouf , 2005 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Spring no. 9 2005; (p. 33-40) A Revealed Life : Australian Writers and Their Journeys in Memoir 2007; (p. 167-173) Crocevia : Scritture Straniere, Migranti e di Viaggio , no. 11/12 2009; (p. 24-33) A First Place 2014; (p. 65-78)
y The Transformation of Political Identity from Commonwealth through Postcolonial Literature : The Cases of Nadine Gordimer, David Malouf and Michael Ondaatje Lamia Tayeb , Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press , 2006 Z1411707 2006 single work criticism
Echoes of the Other : Translating David Malouf into Italian Franca Cavagnoli , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Goddess Awakened : Partnership Studies in Literatures, Language and Education 2007; (p. 73-82)
Maps of Migration : David Malouf's Fly Away Peter Murray Bramwell , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making Connections : Introducing Nine Texts for Senior English Studies 1990; (p. 66-72)
y Brightness under Our Shoes : The Redress of the Poetic Imagination in the Poetry and Prose of David Malouf, 1960-1982 Yvonne Smith , 2008 Z1604899 2008 single work thesis 'This study investigates the poetic foundation of David Malouf's poetry and prose published from 1960 to 1982. Its purpose is to extend reading strategies so that the nature of his poetic and its formative influence are more fully appreciated. Its thesis is that Malouf explores and tests with increasing confidence and daring a poetic imagination that he believes must meet the demands of the times. Malouf's work is placed in relation to Wallace Stevens' belief that the poetic imagination should "push back against the pressure of reality", a view discussed by Seamus Heaney in 'The Redress of Poetry'. Malouf's work shows the influence not only of Stevens but also Rilke and contemporary American poetry of "deep image". The Australian context of Malouf's work is considered in relation to Judith Wright's essay 'The Writer and the Crisis' and the poetry of Malouf's contemporaries. Details of the manuscript development of his first four novels show Malouf's steps towards a clearer representation of his holistic, post-romantic vision. His correspondence with the poet Judith Rodriguez provides useful insights into his purposes. Theories and research about brain functions, the nature of intelligence and learning provide an important international context in the 1960s and 1970s, given Malouf's interest in how meaning forms from perception and experience. The thesis offers a model of poetic learning that highlights the interplay of dialectically opposed ways of forming meaning and points to the importance for Malouf of holding diverse states of mind together through the poetic imaginary.' from Author's abstract http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/5139 sighted 14/7/2009
y A Student's Guide to Fly Away Peter by David Malouf Richard McRoberts , Ballarat : Wizard Books , 1991 Z1612166 1991 single work criticism
y A Text Response Guide to David Malouf's Fly Away Peter Ballarat : Wizard Books , 1991 Z1612208 1991 single work criticism
Rereading David Malouf's Fly Away Peter : The Great War, Aboriginal Dispossession, and the Politics of Remembering Peter Otto , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 35-51)
The author's account of Fly Away Peter is intended 'to raise the question of the relation between Malouf's closely intertwined narratives of the Great War and the formation of Australian identity and, on the other hand, Aboriginal narratives of dispossession and self-affirmation.' This leads to a consideration of the novel's treatment of the Anzac myth and its role as a settler narrative; and to a discussion of the 'Ngurrara Canvas', painted by 'Great Sandy Desert traditional owners prior to the National Native Title tribunal hearings in 1997'. 'Rather than pitting one narrative of loss and recovery against another, I hope to suggest some of the heterogenous, perhaps incommensurate elements in relation to which any twenty-first-century narrative of Australian identity must locate itself' (38-39).
Homoeroticism in David Malouf's Fiction Xavier Pons , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Messengers of Eros : Representations of Sex in Australian Writing 2009; (p. 271-292)

'David Malouf is hardly a gay icon. Although he has never kept his homosexuality a secret, neither has he flaunted it, either in his life or in his writings. Where the latter are concerned, there is no doubt that Malouf doesn't want to be pigeonholed, that he rejects restrictive levels that would do an injustice to his wide-ranging preoccupations and his considerable appeal to all manner of readers.' (p. 271)

David Malouf's Fiction Peter Pierce , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 41 no. 4 1982; (p. 526-534)
Discoveries and Transformations : Aspects of David Malouf's Work Laurie Hergenhan , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 11 no. 3 1984; (p. 328-341)
Discusses Malouf's 'elusive' fiction in the context of his poetry, concentrating on the treatment of common developing concerns.
David Malouf Papers Katherine Barnes , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Found in Fryer : Stories from the Fryer Library Collection 2010; (p. 184-185)
Many Spaces and Many Worlds : The Quest for a Place which is Home in David Malouf's Fly Away Peter Moitos espazos e moitos mundos. A procura dun lugar que sexa un fogar en Fly Away Peter (1982) de David Malouf Elisa Armellino , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and Galicia : Defeating the Tyranny of Distance 2008; (p. 239-255)
'Choosing a perspective from which to study David Malouf's very successful novel Fly Away Peter (1982) is certainly a challenging task, since the plot is a rich texture of many multifaceted themes and sub-themes. Europe and Australia, which provide the setting of the book are linked indifferent sways with almost all aspects of the novel. Whether it is considered a blidungsroman which presents the main characters' difficult journey towards adulthood or as a painful description of the horrors of World War I, the novel offers interesting and unusual perspectives from which to interpret the relationship between Australia and Europe. Indeed these two geographical and cultural dimensions are linked with one of the main motifs in the text, that is, with the characters' sense of dislocation and with their search for a sense of belonging. This article aims at exploring the ways in which , through this search, the borders between places slowly fade away n the story and a new notion of 'home' is built against the irremediable losses and divisions of the present...'(p. 239)
On the Binary Approach in David Malouf's Fiction Yunyi Zhu , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Looking Back and Forward : Selected Papers of the 8th International Conference of Australian Studies in China 2004; (p. 462-474)
In Xanadu Did Kubla Khan , A Stately Pleasure Dome Decree Frank Moorhouse , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17-18 December 2006; (p. 16-19)
From personal experience, novelist Frank Moorhouse explores how the Gold Coast has captured the Australian literary imagination.
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