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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

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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.)
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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Extent: 576p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 19 November 2014
      ISBN: 9780143569725
Alternative title: Cloudstreet : kroniek van twee families
Language: Dutch
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      Amber , 1992 .
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      Extent: 395p.
    • Breda,
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      Uitgeverij de Geus , 1996 .
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      Extent: 541p.

Works about this Work

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)
A Life of its Own Deborah Bogle , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 May 2016; (p. 15)
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)

26 Aussie Books You Must Read Blanche Clark , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 January 2015; (p. 18-19)
'With Australia Day upons us...26 great Australian Books that have helped shape and define our nation...'
Reading for a Reason Alex Griffin , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , May 2015;
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.
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
‘Bursting with Voice and Doubleness’ : Vernacular Presence and Visions of Inclusiveness in Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet Fiona Morrison , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tim Winton : Critical Essays 2014; (p. 49-74)

'This essay proposes to investigate in some detail the matter of voice and the related intensity of presence in Tim Winton's critically successful and now securely canonised novel of mid-twentieth-century Australian regional life.' (48)

Winton’s Spectralities or What Haunts Cloudstreet? Michael R. Griffiths , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tim Winton : Critical Essays 2014; (p. 75-95)

'First published in 1991, Tim Winton's Cloudstreet is now presented in one of its several Penguin editions as a 'Modern Australian Classic'. Might this detail of the book' marketing reveal something about the novel's metatextual status? It might be seen to imply that Cloudstreet figures a certain Australian modernity. Indeed, this modernity would have to be commensurable with something classic, standard, which is also to say formative. And insofar as it is formative of the present, a classic is also implicitly, at least in part, of the past. Cloudstreet's metatextual status, then, implies that the novel figures Australia's modernity even as it relies on a classicism that is spectral: haunting the present in all its modernity. If the paradoxical canonical status claimed by the novel implies a certain spectrality, in this way then it is perhaps not surprising that in fleeting but essential moments the novel functions not only as a family epic, but also as a ghost story.' (Author's introduction, 75)

Water Bill Ashcroft , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tim Winton : Critical Essays 2014; (p. 16-48)

'In Dirt Music, remembering the time before a car crash took the lives of his brother Darkie, Darkie's wife Sal, and their two children, Bird and Bullet, Luther Fox recalls Bird's question : 'Lu, how come water lets you through it?' Bird is the one who saw God, and 'if anyone saw God it would likely be her. Bird's the nearest thing to an angelic being.' Bird's question suggests the function of water in Winton's novels. Water is everywhere in his writing, as people sail on it, dive into it, live on the edge of it. Clearly the sea and the river are vital aspects of the writer's own experience. But water is more than an omnipresent feature of his writing and his life, the oceanscape of his stories. It is something that 'lets you through'. It lets you through because it is the passage to a different state of being, sometimes in dream, sometimes in physical extremity, but always offers itself as the medium of transformation. When it lets you through - whether to escape to a different life, as a rite of passage to adulthood, to see the world in a new way or to discover the holiness of the earth or the wonder of the world, whether it is the baptismal water of redemption to an opening to a world of silence - and it is all these things- you become different.' (Author's introduction 16)

‘Over the Cliff and into the Water’ : Love, Death and Confession in Tim Winton’s Fiction Hannah Schuerholz , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tim Winton : Critical Essays 2014; (p. 96-121)

'Tim Winton's female characters show a strong tendency towards self-threatening behaviors, transience and ferocity. This is evident in the violent deaths of Jewel in An Open Swimmer, Maureen in Shallows, Ida's murder in In the Winter Dark [...], Tegwyn's self-harm in That Eye, the Sky, Dolly's alcoholism in Cloudstreet, Eva Sanderson's Hutchence-lookalike death in Breath and, obviously, the ephemerality of mothers in Dirt Music...' (96)

Respecting Protocols for Representing Aboriginal Cultures Jared Thomas , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;
'This essay undertakes a detailed discussion of how respecting protocols for representing Indigenous cultures supports the interests of Indigenous communities and producers of stories with Indigenous content. To highlight the importance of Indigenous protocols I review the prominence and reception of Aboriginal stories in Australian film and literature and discuss how protocol guidelines can prevent problematic representations. I demonstrate how protocols influenced writing Calypso Summer (2014), a novel exploring issues relating to my cultural group, the Nukunu, to illustrate the challenges encountered and benefits gained from employing Indigenous representation protocols. ' (Author's introduction)
On Focuses on the Oceans' Ecology Reveled in Tim Winton's Main Literature Works Hong-Bo Du , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Xihua University , no. 6 2014; (p. 53-55)
'Descriptions and focuses on ocean is a necessary part of the development of Australian literature, on which the world famous Australian writer Tim Winton is considered as one of the representatives. This thesis is mainly to introduce Tim Winton and his representative works which focus on the ocean; the author lists the most influential works of Tim Winton in order to present the common as well as the ecological concept of environmental protection reflected in his works.' (Publication abstract)
Perth : Intensely Beautiful, Often Overlooked Kevin Pickard , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Today , 1 January vol. 87 no. 1 2013; (p. 5)
'The article reports on the annual Perth International Arts Festival, which is being held by the city of Perth, South Australia in an effort to combat the lack of recognition for Australian literature. Some notable works about Perth have been written such as "In a Sunburned Country," by Bill Bryson and "The Shark Net," by Robert Drewe. Credit is given to author Patrick White and other notable novelists, poets and playwrights who come from Perth.' (Author's abstract)
New Possibilities of Neighbouring Barbara Arizti Martin , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 10 2013;
'I intend to revisit Winton's popular family saga in the light of Emmanuel Levinas's ethics of alterity and Kenneth Reinhard's political theology, both built upon the Christian principle of loving thy neighbour. The story of two families, the Pickles and the Lambs, sharing house in post-World War II Perth, proves fertile ground for the analysis of the encounter with the Face of the Other, the founding principle of Levinasian philosophy. In his political theology of the neighbour, which aims at breaking the traditional dichotomy friend/enemy, Reinhard draws on Badiou's conception of love as a truth procedure, capable of creating universality in a particular place. Thus, the vicissitudes of the two families in coming to terms with each other in their "great continent of a house" invite a metaphorical reading and echo Winton's interest in promoting a sense of community in Australia.' (Author's abstract)
Celebrating Great Australian Writing : First Tuesday Book Club 2013 single work column
— Appears in: InCite , 1 January vol. 34 no. 1/2 2013; (p. 18-20)
Books That Changed Me : Evie Wyld Evie Wyld , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 11 August 2013; (p. 19)
Dreams of Belonging: Tim Winton's Cloudstreet Lyn McCredden , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013;

McCredden discusses national myth-making in Cloudstreet, arguing that '[t]he myths of Australian identity are not simply re-told in this novel, but are seen through the psychologies, actions and relationships of individual and intimately drawn characters [...] Australia as lucky and unlucky country? Land of working class battlers who fail, or heroes who make their own way? Cloudstreet seems to embrace the contradictions between these mythic elements without coming down heavily on those who spin myths, perhaps recognising that fiction writers are implicated in such makings.'

News From the Editor's Desk 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 356 2013;
'The World's Australian Anthem' : Matilda Waltzes On Angela Jones , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 477-483)
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
Time for the Timeless Marc McEvoy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 January 2012; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Vivisector Patrick White 1970 single work novel ; Autumn Laing Alex Miller 2011 single work novel ; The Slap Christos Tsiolkas 2008 single work novel ; Ransom David Malouf 2009 single work novel ; Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel ; Bereft Chris Womersley 2010 single work novel ; Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel ; That Deadman Dance Kim Scott 2010 single work novel ; The Secret River Kate Grenville 2005 single work novel ; The Lieutenant Kate Grenville 2008 single work novel ; Sarah Thornhill Kate Grenville 2011 single work novel ; The Ballad of Desmond Kale Roger McDonald 2005 single work novel ; Mr Darwin's Shooter Roger McDonald 1998 single work novel
Untitled Gay Raines , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , November no. 6 1992; (p. 145-151)

— Review of A Body of Water : A Year's Notebook Beverley Farmer 1990 selected work autobiography short story poetry diary ; The Country Without Music Nicholas Hasluck 1990 single work novel ; Longhand : A Writer's Notebook Murray Bail 1989 single work autobiography novel ; Master of the Ghost Dreaming Mudrooroo 1991 single work novel ; Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel ; Lateshows Frank Moorhouse 1990 selected work prose ; Velvet Waters Gerald Murnane 1990 selected work short story ; The Harbour Breathes Anna Couani 1989 selected work prose poetry
Plotting 7, An Account of Some Recent Australian Fiction Helen Daniel , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 123 1991; (p. 72-77)

— Review of Velvet Waters Gerald Murnane 1990 selected work short story ; Struggle of Memory Joan Marie Dugdale 1991 single work novel ; Crush Brenda Walker 1991 single work novel ; The Hole Through the Centre of the World : A Novel Kevin Brophy 1991 single work novel ; Lower Latitudes James McQueen 1990 selected work short story ; Prince of the Lilies Rod Jones 1991 single work novel ; Still Murder Finola Moorhead 1990 single work novel ; Master of the Ghost Dreaming Mudrooroo 1991 single work novel ; Revival House Julian Davies 1991 single work novel ; Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
Brilliant in Parts Kate Jennings , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 March 1991; (p. 29)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
Bubbling Lives on a Cloud, and Then a Talking Pig... Ken L. Goodwin , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 July 1991; (p. 7)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
Enjoyable Lamb and Pickles Peter Pierce , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 9 April vol. 113 no. 5764 1991; (p. 104)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
Haunting Objects Reba Gostand , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , October vol. 10 no. 3 1991; (p. 60-61)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
Making a Meal of Lamb and Pickles Laurie Clancy , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 April 1991; (p. 4)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
Neighbours, Dreams and Neighbours Carol Franklin , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 51 no. 4 1991; (p. 152-163)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel ; Revolution by Night, or, Katjala Wananu (The Son after the Father): A Story of the Central Deserts Together with the Monograph Written by Jack Terrence Dutruc and Entitled "Interior" an Analysis of Hieroglyphs in Australian Art, and Its Perspectives James Bardon 1991 single work novel ; Performances Maurilia Meehan 1990 single work novel
Ratbags and Misfits Laurie Muller , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Top Shelf : Supplement to Australian Book Review 1991; (p. 21)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
Shall We Gather at the River Marion Halligan , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 129 1991; (p. 3-4)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
There's Fiction and There's Fiction Jane Stephens , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Society , June 1991; (p. 40)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel ; Autumn Noel Beddoe 1991 single work novel
This Great Continent of a House... Beth Watzke , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 5 no. 2 1991; (p. 147)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
With Love, from a Time When Life was Simpler Sandy Forbes , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 April 1991; (p. B8)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel
"The Beautiful, the Beautiful the River": Mysticism in Tim Winton's "Cloudstreet" David A. Myers , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 19 no. 1 1992; (p. 133-136)

— 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)
Where Do I Go From Here? Janet Hawley , 2004 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 25 September 2004; (p. 22-27)
In Conclusion Tanya Dalziell , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Settler Romances and the Australian Girl 2004; (p. 132-138, notes 158-159)
A Look at... Tim Winton's Places and People 1998 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 13 no. 3 1998; (p. 20-21)
Tim Winton, Cloudstreet and the Field of Australian Literature Robert Dixon , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 50 no. 2005; (p. 240-260) The AustLit Anthology of Criticism 2010; (p. 70)
Robert Dixon argues that the Tim Winton phenomenon can be linked to Australian literature becoming institutionalised as a marketing category during the 1980s, and that the media has played a large part in promoting his popularity as a writer and personality.
El humor en Cloudstreet, de Tim Winton Humor in Tim Winton's 'Cloud Street' Jorge Salavert , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Especulo , March no. 29 2005;
The Horizonal Sublime Bill Ashcroft , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 19 no. 2 2005; (p. 141-151)
Discusses 'the ways in which the horizonal sublime, itself a post-colonial transformation of the Romantic view of place, has been transformed in contemporary writing'. (p.151)
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 June 2006; (p. 34)
Susan Wyndham invited her readers to nominate their 'best' Australian novel. The winner, with about 15% of the 51 valid votes cast, was Tim Winton's Cloudstreet.
y Mind the Country : Tim Winton's Fiction Salhia Ben-Messahel , Crawley : University of Western Australia , 2006 Z1286107 2006 single work criticism
Rejecting and Perpetuating the Anti-Suburban Tradition : Representations of the Suburbs in The Tax Inspector, Johnno and Cloudstreet Nathanael O'Reilly , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 20 no. 1 2006; (p. 20-25)
Nostalgia, Reconciliation or New National Myth? : The Adaptation of 'Cloudstreet' to the Stage Jack Teiwes , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 48 2006; (p. 228-247)
'This article examines and demonstrates how minor aspects in Winton's book regarding a vision of Australia itself and Aboriginal issues were re interpreted and vastly magnified by the play's writers and director in lieu of the period novel's predominant focus on a family saga evoking a specific time and place.' Source: Jack Teiwes, 'Nostalgia, Reconciliation of New National Myth?' Australasian Drama Studies 48 April 2006: (229)
Fremantle : The Port as a Threshold of Consciousness in the Novel Graham Nowland , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 51 no. 2006; (p. 145-158)
Explores the David Lodge q.v. notion of the narrative nature of consciousness in fiction with regard to literature set in the Western Australian Port of Fremantle. Discussion ranges over a period from 1879 to 2006.
National Hauntings: The Architecture of Australian Ghost Stories David Crouch , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue 2007; (p. 94-105)

Echoing Judith Wright, David Crouch identifies two twisted strands in the Australian postcolonial condition - a love of the land and an invader's guilt. This 'non-indigenous desire to belong to a stolen land' gives the Australian ghost story 'a particular resonance ... In this country the presence of ghosts can be read as traces of historical traumas, fears which are often exposed in expressions of apprehensive (un)settlement.' Crouch aims to draw out some reflections on this perturbance in the Australian consciousness 'by reading Hume Nisbet's mobilisation of a phantasmic topology in his story "The Haunted Station" alongside the unsettling ghosts of Tim Winton's Cloudstreet.

Crouch concludes, in part, that both stories 'seem concerned with the continuity and legitimacy of settlement'. The haunted houses in both tales 'navigate the tensions surrounding the occupation of place in Australia' and both are 'undercut by the awareness of displaced indigenous habitation and suggest a moral disturbance in the non-indigenous Australian relationship with place'. It is conceivable, Crouch argues, that 'the ghost story itself is a way of silencing an indigenous presence within a discursive structure that asserts the legitimacy of non-indigenous occupation.'

Cloudstreet : Tim Winton (1960- ) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 323-327)
y A Student's Guide to Cloudstreet by Tim Winton Helen Parr , Ballarat : Wizard Books , 1999 Z1612099 1999 single work criticism
The Earthed Sacred : Literary Imagination and the Sacred in Contemporary Australian Fiction Bill Ashcroft , Frances Devlin-Glass , Lyn McCredden , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Intimate Horizons : The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 287-318)
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