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'I’ve prepared and delivered this sort of address once before.  That was in September 2001, at a conference similar to this in Newcastle, New South Wales.  At that time, no book of mine had been published during the previous six years; nor had I written or planned during those years anything that might have gone towards any sort of book.  During those six years, the time that I might otherwise have given to writing for publication I had used for adding to my archives.  None of the matters mentioned in the previous two sentences was mentioned in my address to the scholars at Newcastle.' (Introduction)


  •  Editor's note: This paper was first delivered on 7 December 2017 at Another World In This One, a one-day conference devoted to the fiction of Gerald Murnane, part of the ARC-funded Other Worlds project.

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    y separately published work icon Sydney Review of Books February 2018 12873306 2018 periodical issue 2018
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Gerald Murnane : Another World in This One Anthony Uhlmann (editor), Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2020 18449887 2020 anthology criticism

    'Gerald Murnane is one of Australia’s most important contemporary authors, but for years was neglected by critics. In 2018 the New York Times described him as “the greatest living English-language writer most people have never heard of” and tipped him as a future Nobel Prize winner.

    'Gerald Murnane: Another World in This One coincides with a renewed interest in his work. It includes an important new essay by Murnane himself, alongside chapters by established and emerging literary critics from Australia and internationally. Together they provide a stimulating reassessment of Murnane’s diverse body of work.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2020
    pg. 165-180
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