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Issue Details: First known date: 1959... 1959 Seven Emus
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1959 .
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      Extent: 147p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • UQ copy signed by author.
    • Berlin,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Seven Seas ,
      1961 .
      Extent: 175p.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Collins , 1977 .
      Extent: 174p.
      Edition info: A Fontana Book.
      ISBN: 0006145043
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Fontana , 1987 .
      Extent: 173p.
      ISBN: 000654245X
Alternative title: Der vertauschte Traumstein : Roman
Language: German

Works about this Work

Xavier Herbert. Requiem for Genius Russell McDougall , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Studies Review , vol. 23 no. 2 2017; (p. 106-125)

'In today’s global celebrity culture it’s hard to imagine a word more over-used and abused than ‘genius’. It is a slippery word with a long and contradictory conceptual history. Yet, in the Land of the Tall Poppy, self-confessions of genius invariably have paved a broad road to public ridicule and denigration. Xavier Herbert’s notion of genius was not static. It changed throughout his life and it evolved through his writing. He agreed with Carlyle that the first condition of genius must always be a ‘transcendent capacity of taking trouble’ and on this foundation he built his own concept of genius, as the unending ‘capacity for loving’. This article explores what genius meant to Xavier Herbert and how it translated into his fiction, before considering how our sense of genius today influences the way we respond to his most challenging fictions of love and hate, 'Capricornia' and 'Poor Fellow My Country'.'  (Publication abstract)

Mavericks and Misfits Nigel Krauth , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hot Iron Corrugated Sky : 100 Years of Queensland Writing 2002; (p. 158-169)
''Place is not a simple concept. There is 'place' as we know it from walking along it, from looking and working and taking shelter in it. There is 'place' shown on maps, where we run our fingers across swathes of it, locating points or large areas in relation to each other, orienting ourselves. There is 'place' as landscape and seascape, depicted in painted, photographed and filmed images, and described in written texts. And there is the 'idea of place' - a product formed in a culture through association of a site with an accumulation of outputs and critical responses: emotion - all that comes culturally to settle in place.' (Author's introduction p. 158)
y separately published work icon Xavier Herbert : A Biography Frances De Groen , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z403827 1998 single work biography This first biography of Xavier Herbert (1901-1984) explores the contradictions at the core of his turbulent life and career. It charts his lifelong quest to discover the reality of his existence and to forge a larger-than-life identity.
Seven Emus Laurie Clancy , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Xavier Herbert 1981; (p. 67-76)
Untitled Scrutarius , 1960 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 26 no. 1960; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Seven Emus Xavier Herbert , 1959 single work novel
Too Much Style Ray Mathew , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: The Observer , 18 April vol. 2 no. 8 1959; (p. 249)

— Review of Seven Emus Xavier Herbert , 1959 single work novel
Untitled 1959 single work review
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 7 March 1959; (p. 6)

— Review of Seven Emus Xavier Herbert , 1959 single work novel
Herbert Disappoints E. F. Webb , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 20 no. 2 1959; (p. 108-109)

— Review of Seven Emus Xavier Herbert , 1959 single work novel
The Meat and the Shadow Peter Abotomey , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , no. 1 1959; (p. 23-24)

— Review of Seven Emus Xavier Herbert , 1959 single work novel
Untitled Roger Covell , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , Spring vol. 3 no. 4 1959; (p. 81-82)

— Review of Seven Emus Xavier Herbert , 1959 single work novel
Mavericks and Misfits Nigel Krauth , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hot Iron Corrugated Sky : 100 Years of Queensland Writing 2002; (p. 158-169)
''Place is not a simple concept. There is 'place' as we know it from walking along it, from looking and working and taking shelter in it. There is 'place' shown on maps, where we run our fingers across swathes of it, locating points or large areas in relation to each other, orienting ourselves. There is 'place' as landscape and seascape, depicted in painted, photographed and filmed images, and described in written texts. And there is the 'idea of place' - a product formed in a culture through association of a site with an accumulation of outputs and critical responses: emotion - all that comes culturally to settle in place.' (Author's introduction p. 158)
I Sinned Against Syntax Xavier Herbert , 1960 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Meanjin , March vol. 19 no. 1 1960; (p. 31-35)
y separately published work icon Xavier Herbert : A Biography Frances De Groen , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z403827 1998 single work biography This first biography of Xavier Herbert (1901-1984) explores the contradictions at the core of his turbulent life and career. It charts his lifelong quest to discover the reality of his existence and to forge a larger-than-life identity.
Seven Emus Laurie Clancy , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Xavier Herbert 1981; (p. 67-76)
Xavier Herbert. Requiem for Genius Russell McDougall , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Studies Review , vol. 23 no. 2 2017; (p. 106-125)

'In today’s global celebrity culture it’s hard to imagine a word more over-used and abused than ‘genius’. It is a slippery word with a long and contradictory conceptual history. Yet, in the Land of the Tall Poppy, self-confessions of genius invariably have paved a broad road to public ridicule and denigration. Xavier Herbert’s notion of genius was not static. It changed throughout his life and it evolved through his writing. He agreed with Carlyle that the first condition of genius must always be a ‘transcendent capacity of taking trouble’ and on this foundation he built his own concept of genius, as the unending ‘capacity for loving’. This article explores what genius meant to Xavier Herbert and how it translated into his fiction, before considering how our sense of genius today influences the way we respond to his most challenging fictions of love and hate, 'Capricornia' and 'Poor Fellow My Country'.'  (Publication abstract)

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