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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Something for the Pain : A Memoir of the Turf
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'I never met anyone whose interest in racing matched my own. Both on and off the course, so to speak, I've enjoyed the company of many a racing acquaintance...I've read books, or parts of books, by persons who might have come close to being true racing friends of mine if ever we had met. For most of my long life, however, my enjoyment of racing has been a solitary thing: something I could never wholly explain to anyone else.

'As a boy, Gerald Murnane became obsessed with horse racing. He had never ridden a horse, nor seen a race. Yet he was fascinated by photos of horse races in the Sporting Globe, and by the incantation of horses' names in radio broadcasts of races. Murnane discovered in these races more than he could find in religion or philosophy: they were the gateway to a world of imagination.

'Gerald Murnane is like no other writer, and Something for the Pain is like no other Murnane book. In this unique and spellbinding memoir, he tells the story of his life through the lens of horse racing. It is candid, droll and moving—a treat for lovers of literature and of the turf. ' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2015 .
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      Extent: 288p.
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      • Published:23/09/2015
      ISBN: 9781925240375
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2017 .
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      Extent: 288p.
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      • Published 3 January 2017
      ISBN: 9781925355437

Works about this Work

Review : Something for the Pain Jean Ferguson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , March 2016;

— Review of Something for the Pain : A Memoir of the Turf Gerald Murnane , 2015 single work autobiography
The Course of Life Craig Sherborne , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 60 no. 3 2016; (p. 74-75)

— Review of Something for the Pain : A Memoir of the Turf Gerald Murnane , 2015 single work autobiography
Gerald Murnane : Something for the Pain: A Memoir of the Turf. Bernard Whimpress , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , February 2016;

— Review of Something for the Pain : A Memoir of the Turf Gerald Murnane , 2015 single work autobiography
Books 2015 #2 FL , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 19 December 2015;

— Review of Small Acts of Disappearance : Essays on Hunger Fiona Wright , 2015 selected work essay ; Hot Little Hands Abigail Ulman , 2015 selected work short story ; Something for the Pain : A Memoir of the Turf Gerald Murnane , 2015 single work autobiography
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 November 2015; (p. 27)

— Review of Something for the Pain : A Memoir of the Turf Gerald Murnane , 2015 single work autobiography ; Boyhoodlum Anson Cameron , 2015 single work autobiography
Mugged by Nostalgia on the Racetrack Les Carlyon , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 September 2015; (p. 30)

— Review of Something for the Pain : A Memoir of the Turf Gerald Murnane , 2015 single work autobiography
Racing Memoir for a New Audience Owen Richardson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 4 October 2015; (p. 13)

— Review of Something for the Pain : A Memoir of the Turf Gerald Murnane , 2015 single work autobiography
A Punt at the Slings and Arrows of Life Peter Pierce , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 October 2015; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Something for the Pain : A Memoir of the Turf Gerald Murnane , 2015 single work autobiography
A Punt at the Slings and Arrows of Life Peter Pierce , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 October 2015; (p. 24-25) The Saturday Age , 10-11 October 2015; (p. 24)

— Review of Something for the Pain : A Memoir of the Turf Gerald Murnane , 2015 single work autobiography
Money Moon Shannon Burns , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 375 2015; (p. 60)

— Review of Something for the Pain : A Memoir of the Turf Gerald Murnane , 2015 single work autobiography
Horses for Courses Stephen Romei , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 September 2015; (p. 6-7)
'Gerald Murnane has always run his own race, but at 76 the acclaimed author has decided it’s time to broadcast it, writes Stephen Romei.'
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