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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991
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'From separate catastrophes two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again from scratch. For twenty years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.' (Source: Publisher's website)

Adaptations

y Cloudstreet Paige Gibbs , 1996 Z854113 1996 single work radio play
y Cloudstreet Nick Enright , Justin Monjo , Sydney Perth : Currency Press Company B Belvoir Black Swan Theatre Company , 1999 Z396116 1998 single work drama (taught in 2 units) Tim Winton's quintessential Australian yarn of the spirited child Fish, his family and unlikely neighbours - sharing determination, faith, pain, and laughter is a story of love and the bonds that tie us to our sense of place. Hailed as one of the most acclaimed theatrical events of the decade, it is a five hour epic. (Source: Libraries Australia)
form y Cloudstreet Tim Winton , Ellen Fontana , Australia : Screentime Showtime , 2011 Z1582485 2011 single work film/TV (taught in 1 units) 'The highly anticipated three part mini-series of the modern Australian classic novel. Set in and around Perth during the 40s and 50s, Cloudstreet tells the story of two rural families who suffer separate catastrophes and flee to the city to pick up the pieces of their lives and start again. Brought together in the same house at No.1 Cloud Street, the Lambs and the Pickles' share numerous tragedies and triumphs that draw them closer together, until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.' (Showtime website)
Cloudstreet : The Opera Cloudstreet! George Palmer (composer), Gale Edwards , 2016 single work musical theatre opera

Notes

  • Selected in May 2003 by members of The Australian Society of Authors as their favourite Australian book.
    Selected in December 2004 by the Australian public in an ABC poll as Australia's fifth favourite book.

  • Adapted for the stage by Nick Enright and Justin Mojo in 1997.
  • Ranked #1 in ABC1's First Tuesday Book Club '10 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die' 2012 voting ballot.
  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Picador , 1991 .
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      1991 Picador cover
      Extent: 426p.
      ISBN: 0330318284
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1992 .
      Extent: 426p.
      Reprinted: 1998
      ISBN: 0140171193 (pbk.)
    • Saint Paul, Minnesota,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Graywolf Press , 1992 .
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      Extent: 426p.
      ISBN: 155597158X
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 1996 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 426p.
      Reprinted: 1998 , 2004
      ISBN: 0670869260
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1998 .
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      Cloudstreet's 1998 Penguin cover
      Extent: 444p.
      ISBN: 9780140273984, 0140273980
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Simon and Schuster , 2002 .
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      Extent: 426p.
      ISBN: 0743234413
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Bolinda , 2006 .
      Extent: 526p.
      ISBN: 1740938097
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2011 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 588p.
      Edition info: Television mini-series tie-in.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 28 March 2011.
      ISBN: 9780143205821 (pbk.)
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2012 .
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      Extent: 480p.
      Edition info: 21st anniversary edition
      ISBN: 9781926428451 (hbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Picador , 2013 .
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      Extent: 480p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 16 November 2013
      ISBN: 9781250035516 (pbk.)
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2014 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 576p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 19 November 2014
      ISBN: 9780143569725
Alternative title: Cloudstreet : kroniek van twee families
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
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      Netherlands,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Amber , 1992 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 395p.
    • Breda,
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      Netherlands,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Uitgeverij de Geus , 1996 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 541p.

Works about this Work

Tim Winton : Abjection, Meaning-making and Australian Sacredness Lyn McCredden , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 16 no. 1 2016;

'Tim Winton’s fiction has divided critics. His writing has been characterised as nostalgic (Dixon), as too Christian (Goldsworthy), as blokey, and even misogynist (Schürholz). He has been pilloried on the blog site Worst of Perth, with its ‘Wintoning Project,’ which calls for contributions of ‘Australian or Western Australian schmaltz, in the style of our most famous literary son, master dispenser of literary cheese and fake WA nostalgia Tim Winton’ (online). And he has won the top Australian literary prize, The Miles Franklin Award, four times (Shallows, 1984; Cloudstreet, 1992; Dirt Music, 2002; and Breath, 2009). Winton’s oeuvre spans three decades. It remains highly recognisable in its use of Australian vernacular and its sun-filled, beachy Western Australian settings; but it has also taken some dramatic, dark and probingly self-questioning turns. While critics often look for common strands in an author’s oeuvre, it is revealing to consider developments and changes between individual works. How do the darker, more abject elements of Winton’s imaginative visions relate to the ‘wholesome’ if macho Aussie surfer image, or to the writer of plenitude somehow embarrassing to critics?' (Author's introduction)

A Life of its Own Deborah Bogle , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 May 2016; (p. 15)
Another Country : The Bush Is a Person, Wrapped in a Landscape Gabrielle Chan , 2016 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 75 no. 1 2016; (p. 46-55)
Book Review – Cloudstreet by Tim Winton Joanne Peulen , 2015 review
— Appears in: Booklover Book Reviews 2015;

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
From Conquest to Collapse : Ecological Thoughts in the Depiction of Wheatbelt in Cloudstreet and Dirt Music Xu Xianjing , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies – Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Australian Studies in China 2015; (p. 132-145)
This paper is an analysis of Tim Winton's depiction of wheat land in the novels Cloudstreet and Dirt Music.
Cloudstreet Alan Mathews , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Tamba , Winter no. 2 1992; (p. 9-10)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
On My Bedside Table Kate Cherry , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7 February 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
Local Classics Belle Taylor , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 12 September 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel ; Sixty Lights Gail Jones 2004 single work novel ; Gilgamesh : A Novel Joan London 2001 single work novel ; The Shark Net : Memories and Murder Robert Drewe 2000 single work autobiography ; A Fortunate Life A. B. Facey 1980 single work autobiography ; The Well Elizabeth Jolley 1986 single work novel ; The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea Randolph Stow 1965 single work novel
Winton's Enduring Crowd Pleaser Brenda Walker , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 May 2011; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
Review of the TV tie-in edition.
Untitled Marlene Dullard , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 1 2006; (p. 54)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
y Tim Winton : The Writer and His Work Michael McGirr , South Yarra : Macmillan Education Australia , 1999 Z1022919 1999 single work criticism Aimed principally at younger readers and students, this work contains biographical information about Winton which situates him in a Western Australian context and has chapters dealing with each of Winton's novels to date. Each chapter concludes with a section 'Questions and Activities'.
Woven in Spirit of Winton Leah de Forest , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 13 April 2003; (p. 22)
Winton First Among Peers 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 27 May 2003; (p. 3)
Tim Winton's 'New Tribalism' : Cloudstreet and Community Stuart Murray , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 25 no. 1 2003; (p. 83-91) The AustLit Anthology of Criticism 2010; (p. 72)

'The consolidation of the myths produced by Gallipoli suffused much of Australian public culture in the decades following the end of the First World War, producing models of masculinity, community and nationhood that became inscribed as cultural norms. It is these very norms that Winton's notion of the potential "new tribalism" of Australian community seeks to disrupt, especially by way of Cloudstreet's representation of family.' (Source: Article.)

Writing of Australian Dwelling : Animate Houses and Anxious Ground David Crouch , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 80 2004; (p. 43-52, notes 235-236)
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