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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 The Watermill
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'RANGING from remote provinces in China and Cambodia to pre- and post-war Yiddish Poland, Kurdish Iraq and Iran, and Indigenous and present-day Melbourne, Arnold Zable’s quartet of stories depicts the ebbs and flows of trauma and healing, memory and forgetting, the ancient and the contemporary. And ever-recurring journeys in search of belonging.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: To Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin, Wurundjeri elder and to Zahra Shobani, 1994-2001
  • Epigraph:

    Improvement makes straight roads,

    but the crooked roads without

    improvement are roads of genius - William Blake


    The faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory. -Chinese proverb

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2020 .
      image of person or book cover 7936127489151921964.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 288p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published March 2020.
      ISBN: 9781922268556 (pbk), 9781925923162 (ebk)

Works about this Work

NRB Readers’ Top 10 for 2020 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , December 2020;
Keeping Alive Echoes of Past Stories Tom Gilling , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2 May 2020; (p. 16)

— Review of The Watermill Arnold Zable , 2020 selected work short story

'Arnold Zable opens his new book, The Watermill, with a Chinese proverb: “The faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory.” Chinese proverbs are usually read as profound and timeless truths, but this seems an odd one for the Melbourne writer to have chosen.' (Introduction)

Arnold Zable : The Watermill Suzanne Marks , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , May 2020;

— Review of The Watermill Arnold Zable , 2020 selected work short story

'Arnold Zable finds resilience and inspiration among the survivors of extraordinary suffering.'

Arnold Zable : The Watermill Suzanne Marks , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , May 2020;

— Review of The Watermill Arnold Zable , 2020 selected work short story

'Arnold Zable finds resilience and inspiration among the survivors of extraordinary suffering.'

Keeping Alive Echoes of Past Stories Tom Gilling , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2 May 2020; (p. 16)

— Review of The Watermill Arnold Zable , 2020 selected work short story

'Arnold Zable opens his new book, The Watermill, with a Chinese proverb: “The faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory.” Chinese proverbs are usually read as profound and timeless truths, but this seems an odd one for the Melbourne writer to have chosen.' (Introduction)

NRB Readers’ Top 10 for 2020 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , December 2020;
Last amended 5 Aug 2020 15:21:02
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