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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 A Short History of Richard Kline : A Novel
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'“I woke with a gasp. And lay in the dark, open-mouthed, holding my breath. That feeling ... that feeling was indescribable. For a moment I had felt as if I were falling ... falling into bliss.”

'All his life, Richard Kline has been haunted by a sense that something is lacking. He envies the ease with which some people slip – seemingly unquestioningly – into contented suburban life or the pursuit of wealth.

'As he moves into middle age, Richard grows increasingly angry. But then a strange event awakens him to a different way of living. He finds himself on a quest, almost against his own will, to resolve the 'divine discontent' he has suffered since childhood. From pharmaceuticals to new age therapies and finding a guru, Richard's journey dramatises the search for meaning in today's world.

'This moving and audacious novel is a pilgrim's progress for the here and now. Suffused with yearning and a sense of the mystical, this extraordinary novel is one of Lohrey's finest offerings yet.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Epigraph: All our scientific and philosophic ideals are altars to unknown gods. –William James, Varieties of Religious Experience
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2015 .
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      Extent: 259p.
      Note/s:
      • Published March 2015
      ISBN: 9781863957182
    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2016 .
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      Extent: 272p.
      Edition info: 2nd ed.
      Note/s:
      • Published March 2016.
      ISBN: 9781863958158

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon A Short History of Richard Kline by Amanda Lohrey Jan Hutchinson , Melbourne : CAE Book Group , 2015 9463588 2015 single work criticism
Review : A Short History of Richard Kline 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 111 2015; (p. 73)

— Review of A Short History of Richard Kline : A Novel Amanda Lohrey , 2015 single work novel
A Soulful Longing Bernadette Brennan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , April 2015;

— Review of A Short History of Richard Kline : A Novel Amanda Lohrey , 2015 single work novel
Review : A Short History of Richard Kline B B , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 7 March 2015;

— Review of A Short History of Richard Kline : A Novel Amanda Lohrey , 2015 single work novel
A Short History of Richard Kline : Review Blanche Clark , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 March 2015; (p. 19)

— Review of A Short History of Richard Kline : A Novel Amanda Lohrey , 2015 single work novel
Review : A Short History of Richard Kline David Gaunt , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , vol. 94 no. 3 2015; (p. 21)

— Review of A Short History of Richard Kline : A Novel Amanda Lohrey , 2015 single work novel
Sense of Yearning Creates Space for Allegory Geordie Williamson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 March 2015; (p. 16-17)

— Review of A Short History of Richard Kline : A Novel Amanda Lohrey , 2015 single work novel
Fifty Shades of Spirituality Phil Brown , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 March 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of A Short History of Richard Kline : A Novel Amanda Lohrey , 2015 single work novel
'While the subject of sex is no longer taboo, that of our spiritual journeys remains hidden in the closet...'
Hauntings Felicity Plunkett , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 369 2015; (p. 37)

— Review of A Short History of Richard Kline : A Novel Amanda Lohrey , 2015 single work novel
From the Other Side of Restless Disillusionment Amanda Lohrey , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 March 2015; (p. 35) The Canberra Times , 21 March 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of A Short History of Richard Kline : A Novel Amanda Lohrey , 2015 single work novel
y separately published work icon A Short History of Richard Kline by Amanda Lohrey Jan Hutchinson , Melbourne : CAE Book Group , 2015 9463588 2015 single work criticism
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