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Notes

  • Dedication: For my sister and all the cousins
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      MacDonald ,
      1965 .
      Extent: 283p.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      William Morrow ,
      1966 .
      Extent: 312p.
    • Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin ,
      1968 .
      Extent: 276p.
      Reprinted: 1970 , 1971 , 1972 , 1974 , 1978 , 1976 twice , 1982
      Note/s:
      • Printed in Australia
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2009 .
      Extent: 405p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 29 June 2009.
      ISBN: 9780143202745
      Series: y separately published work icon Popular Penguins Penguin (publisher), Camberwell : Penguin , 2008- Z1605341 2008 series - publisher novel essay short story
Alternative title: Karusellen i havet
Language: Swedish
    • Gavle,
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      Sweden,
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      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
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      Cikada ,
      1982 .
      Extent: 260p.
      ISBN: 9176280616

Works about this Work

Farm Novel or Station Romance? The Geraldton Novels of Randolph Stow Tony Hughes-d'Aeth , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 1 no. 18 2018;

'Critical interpretations of Randolph Stow's works have been inclined to see them as studies of alienation.  This essay addresses the material basis for the novels that Stow set in the Geraldton hinterland, namely A Haunted Land (1956), The Bystander (1957), and Merry-Go-Round in the Sea (1965).  Against the metaphysical and postcolonial readings of Stow's work, this essay posits an alienation that stems from a change in agricultural mode from pastoral to farming.'  (Publication abstract)

Fine Print William Yeoman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2-3 August 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea Randolph Stow , 1965 single work novel
'Our Kind of Country' : Writing Australia from New Mexico Nicholas Jose , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magnificent Obsessions : Honouring the Lives of Hazel Rowley 2013; (p. 104-121)
Sound and Music in the Works of Randolph Stow Fiona Richards , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 27 no. 2 2013; (p. 177-183)
'Music resonates through the works of Randolph Stow (1935-2010), with landscape, sounds, and words entwined across his elegant and lyrical output. Just as the author describes Shakespeare as having words for every emotion, so has Stow a song for every situation, with specific pieces of music used to locate fiction in time and place. Here, Richards talks about the sound and music in the works of Randolph Stow. Music in performance has a strong presence in his writings, from domestic gatherings to country music, Christian worship and indigenous rituals.' (Publication abstract)
Old Copmanhurst Gillian Mears , 2012 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 71 no. 1 2012; (p. 104-115) The Best Australian Essays 2012 2012; (p. 123-135)
My Books My Story Pam Casellas , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 16 February 2008; (p. 30)

— Review of The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea Randolph Stow , 1965 single work novel ; The Fortunes of Richard Mahony : Comprising Australia Felix, The Way Home, Ultima Thule Henry Handel Richardson , 1930 selected work novel
Local Classics Belle Taylor , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 12 September 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Cloudstreet Tim Winton , 1991 single work novel ; Sixty Lights Gail Jones , 2004 single work novel ; Gilgamesh : A Novel Joan London , 2001 single work novel ; The Shark Net : Memories and Murder Robert Drewe , 2000 single work autobiography ; A Fortunate Life A. B. Facey , 1980 single work autobiography ; The Well Elizabeth Jolley , 1986 single work novel ; The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea Randolph Stow , 1965 single work novel
[Review] The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea K. Allsop , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Spectator , 31 December 1965; (p. 869)

— Review of The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea Randolph Stow , 1965 single work novel
[Review] The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea Jill Crommelin , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18 December 1965; (p. 22)

— Review of The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea Randolph Stow , 1965 single work novel
[Review] The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea F. W. J. Hennings , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: New Statesman , 22 October 1965; (p. 613)

— Review of The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea Randolph Stow , 1965 single work novel
'The Country We Might Have Been' : The Experience of War in Canadian and Australian Literature Geoffrey V. Davis , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Crabtracks : Progress and Process in Teaching the New Literatures in English : Essays in Honour of Dieter Riemenschneider 2002; (p. 283-304)
Children's National Notes : India and Australia in Mena Abdullah's The Time of the Peacock and Stow's The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea Abhaya Gowda , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Austral-Asian Encounters : From Literature and Women's Studies to Politics and Tourism 2003; (p. 196-203)
Mates, Mum and Maui : The Theme of Maturity in Three Antipodean Novels Chris Tiffin , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Readings in Pacific Literature 1993; (p. 173-189)
The Australian Home-Front Novel of the Second World War: Genre, Gender and Region William Hatherell , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 23 no. 1 2007; (p. 79-91)
A Beach Somewhere : The Australian Littoral Imagination at Play Bruce Bennett , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Littoral Zone : Australian Contexts and Their Writers 2007; (p. 31-44)
A remarkable array of late twentieth and early twenty-first century Australian novelists and short story writers have presented images of West Australian beaches and coastlines. These authors include Robert Drewe, Jack Davis, Randolph Stow, Peter Cowan, Dorothy Hewett, and Tim Winton. Their human dramas have a peculiar poignancy when played out against the natural elements of these Western coasts. Sexual, emotional, or spiritual crises occur in maritime settings that both enhance their memorability and reveal humanity's fragile hold on the continent. (abstract taken from The Littoral Zone)
Last amended 18 Sep 2009 09:54:45
Subjects:
  • Geraldton, Geraldton area, Dongara - Geraldton - Northampton area, Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
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    Japan,
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Settings:
  • 1940s
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