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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 To Name Those Lost
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'Summer 1874, and Launceston teeters on the brink of anarchy. After abandoning his wife and child many years ago, the Black War veteran Thomas Toosey must return to the city to search for William, his now motherless twelve-year-old son. He travels through the island's northern districts during a time of impossible hardship - hardship that has left its mark on him too. Arriving in Launceston, however, Toosey discovers a town in chaos. He is desperate to find his son amid the looting and destruction, but at every turn he is confronted by the Irish transportee Fitheal Flynn and his companion, the hooded man, to whom Toosey owes a debt that he must repay.

'To Name Those Lost is the story of a father's journey. Wilson has an eye for the dirt, the hardness, the sheer dog-eat-doggedness of the lives of the poor. Human nature is revealed in all its horror and beauty as Thomas Toosey struggles with the good and the vile in himself and learns what he holds important.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2014 .
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      Extent: 297p.
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      • Published October 2014
      ISBN: 9781743318324
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Europa Editions ,
      2017 .
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      Extent: 240p.p.
      ISBN: 9781609453497

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  • Also large print.

Works about this Work

The Meaning of Settler Realism : (De)Mystifying Frontiers in the Postcolonial Historical Novel Hamish Dalley , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Novel : A Forum on Fiction , vol. 51 no. 3 2018; (p. 461-481)

'Dominant theorizations of settler colonialism identify it as a social form characterized by a problem with historical narration: because the existence of settler communities depends on the dispossession of indigenous peoples, settlers find themselves trapped by the need both to confront and to disavow these origins. How might this problem affect the aesthetics of the realist novel? This article argues that the historical novels produced in places like Australia and New Zealand constitute a distinctive variant of literary realism inflected by the ideological tensions of settler colonialism. Approaching the novel from the perspective of settler colonialism offers new ways to consider classic theories of realism and, in particular, reframes Georg Lukács's concept of reification—and the critical distinction between realism and naturalism he derived from it—as an unexpectedly useful tool for analyzing postcolonial literatures. Doing so, however, requires us to jettison Lukács's progressive historicism in favor of a model of literary history shaped by uneven temporalities and a fundamental disjunction between the historical perspectives of settler and nonsettler communities—thus complicating our narratives of the development of the novel genre. This argument is illustrated through an extended analysis of two of the most significant young novelists to engage recently with issues of settler colonial history: Eleanor Catton of New Zealand and Rohan Wilson of Australia.'  (Publication abstract)

'Gothic Splendours'? : Recent Tasmanian Historical Fiction Peter Pierce , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , no. 142 2015; (p. 20-26)
Peter Pierce investigates recent 'Gothic' historical fiction set in Tasmania.
Dangerous Times David Whish-Wilson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 366 2014; (p. 55)

— Review of To Name Those Lost Rohan Wilson , 2014 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 November 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of The Eye of the Sheep Sofie Laguna , 2014 single work novel ; To Name Those Lost Rohan Wilson , 2014 single work novel
To Name Those Lost Michael Popple , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 November 2014; The Age , 8 November 2014; The Canberra Times , 8 November 2014;

— Review of To Name Those Lost Rohan Wilson , 2014 single work novel
Riots, Chaos and a Grim Feud in the Badlands of Tasmania Stephen Romei , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 22 September 2014; (p. 12)

— Review of To Name Those Lost Rohan Wilson , 2014 single work novel
Roving Again in Tasmania's Brutal Days Heading into Dark Pursuits Peter Pierce , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 September 2014; (p. 32-33) The Canberra Times , 27 September 2014; (p. 22) The Age , 27 September 2014; (p. 32)

— Review of To Name Those Lost Rohan Wilson , 2014 single work novel
Tasmanian Grotesque Geordie Williamson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 September 2014; (p. 20-21)

— Review of To Name Those Lost Rohan Wilson , 2014 single work novel
Review : To Name Those Lost 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 18 October 2014;

— Review of To Name Those Lost Rohan Wilson , 2014 single work novel
Revenge on the Run in Tasmania Vengeance and the Search Owen Richardson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 26 October 2014; (p. 16) The Sunday Age , 26 October 2014; (p. 17)

— Review of To Name Those Lost Rohan Wilson , 2014 single work novel
'Gothic Splendours'? : Recent Tasmanian Historical Fiction Peter Pierce , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , no. 142 2015; (p. 20-26)
Peter Pierce investigates recent 'Gothic' historical fiction set in Tasmania.
The Meaning of Settler Realism : (De)Mystifying Frontiers in the Postcolonial Historical Novel Hamish Dalley , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Novel : A Forum on Fiction , vol. 51 no. 3 2018; (p. 461-481)

'Dominant theorizations of settler colonialism identify it as a social form characterized by a problem with historical narration: because the existence of settler communities depends on the dispossession of indigenous peoples, settlers find themselves trapped by the need both to confront and to disavow these origins. How might this problem affect the aesthetics of the realist novel? This article argues that the historical novels produced in places like Australia and New Zealand constitute a distinctive variant of literary realism inflected by the ideological tensions of settler colonialism. Approaching the novel from the perspective of settler colonialism offers new ways to consider classic theories of realism and, in particular, reframes Georg Lukács's concept of reification—and the critical distinction between realism and naturalism he derived from it—as an unexpectedly useful tool for analyzing postcolonial literatures. Doing so, however, requires us to jettison Lukács's progressive historicism in favor of a model of literary history shaped by uneven temporalities and a fundamental disjunction between the historical perspectives of settler and nonsettler communities—thus complicating our narratives of the development of the novel genre. This argument is illustrated through an extended analysis of two of the most significant young novelists to engage recently with issues of settler colonial history: Eleanor Catton of New Zealand and Rohan Wilson of Australia.'  (Publication abstract)

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