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Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Inland
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Notes

  • Epigraph: 'I believe that basically you write for two people; yourself to try to make it absolutely perfect...Then you write for who you love whether she can read or write or not and whether she is alive or dead' (Ernest Hemingway)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Heinemann , 1988 .
      Extent: 169p.
      ISBN: 0855611499
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Faber ,
      1988 .
      Extent: 169p.
      ISBN: 057115400X
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 1989 .
      Extent: 169p.
      ISBN: 0330270788 (pbk.)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Boston, Massachusetts,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Faber ,
      1990 .
      Extent: 169p.
      ISBN: 0571154883
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Sydney University Press , 2009 .
      Extent: vii, 171p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Nicholas Birns.
      ISBN: 9781920899028 (pbk.)
      Series: y separately published work icon Australian Classics Library Bruce Bennett (editor), Robert Dixon (editor), Sydney University Press (publisher), Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2009- Z1613164 2009 series - publisher novel poetry short story

      The Australian Classics Library series is intended 'to make classic texts of Australian literature more widely available for the secondary school and undergraduate university classroom, and to the general reader. The series is co-edited by Emeritus Professor Bruce Bennett of the University of New South Wales and Professor Robert Dixon, Professor of Australian Literature at the University of Sydney, in conjunction with SETIS, Sydney University Press, AustLit and the Copyright Agency Limited. Each text is accompanied by a fresh scholarly introduction and a basic editorial apparatus drawn from the resources of AustLit.'

      Source: Sydney University Press website, http://www.sup.usyd.edu.au/
      Sighted: 11/08/2009

Alternative title: Inlandet : Roman
Language: Swedish
    • Stockholm,
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      Sweden,
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      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
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      Symposion ,
      1995 .
      image of person or book cover 6618683171763269110.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 192p.p.
      ISBN: 9789171392497, 9171392491

Works about this Work

Being-in-Landscape : A Heideggerian Reading of Landscape in Gerald Murnane’s Inland Julian Murphy , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;
'This essay conducts a Heideggerian reading of landscape in Gerald Murnane’s most challenging novel, Inland (1988). More specifically, Heidegger’s notion of Being-in-the-world is used to illuminate the way Murnane’s characters understand their place in the landscape around them. It is contended that when the characters of Inland engage with the landscape around them they are enjoined to reflect on their position on the plane of Being, and that such ontological reflection ultimately leads to an appreciation of their Being-in-the-world. This contention is supported in the essay with a close reading of one particular passage from Inland in which a character has a powerful experience of the wind passing over the landscape. In conducting a Heideggerian reading of Inland, this essay departs from the existing secondary literature on the novel. Most notably, this essay offers an alternative ontological framework to those of Harald Fawkner and Imre Salusinszky, who respectively propose phenomenological and solipsistic interpretations of landscape in Inland.' (Publication abstract)
The Year’s Work in Fiction Robyn Mundy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 59 no. 1 2014; (p. 124-143)

— Review of Elephants in the Bush and Other Yamatji Yarns Clarrie Cameron , 2013 single work prose life story ; An Elegant Young Man Luke Carman , 2013 selected work short story ; The Incredible Here and Now Felicity Castagna , 2013 single work novel ; Elemental Amanda Curtin , 2013 single work novel ; Now Showing Ron Elliott , 2013 selected work short story ; The Heaven I Swallowed Rachel Hennessy , 2013 single work novel ; Stella's Sea Sally-Ann Jones , 2013 single work novel ; The Young Desire It : A Novel Seaforth MacKenzie , 1937 single work novel ; Inland Gerald Murnane , 1988 single work novel ; White Light Mark O'Flynn , 2013 selected work short story ; Knitting and Other Stories : Margaret River Short Story Competition 2013 2013 selected work short story ; The Best Australian Stories 2013 2013 selected work short story ; The Rosie Project Graeme Simsion , 2013 single work novel ; Lives of the Dead Jane Skelton , 2013 selected work short story ; The Double (And Other Stories) Maria Takolander , 2013 selected work short story ; Harmless Julienne Van Loon , 2013 single work novel ; Letters to the End of Love Yvette Walker , 2013 single work novel ; Eyrie Tim Winton , 2013 single work novel ; The Swan Book Alexis Wright , 2013 single work novel
Spinoza / Space / Speed / Sublime : Problems of Philosophy and Politics in the Post-Colonial Fiction of Gerald Murnane Patrick West , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures and Societies , vol. 4 no. 1 2013; (p. 1-15)

'This article takes account of the ‘spontaneity’ of the post-colonial fiction of Gerald Murnane within the ‘dominating space’ of the philosophy of Spinoza. My use of Paul Carter’s terms here is strategic. The compact of fiction and philosophy in Murnane corresponds with the relationship of spontaneity to the dominating organization of desire in Carter’s rendering of an Aboriginal hunter. Carter’s phrase “‘a figure at once spontaneous and wholly dominated by the space of his desire’” worries Ken Gelder and Jane M. Jacobs, who suggest that it subjugates the formation of Aboriginal desire (incorporating spontaneity) to impulses of imperialism. The captivating immanence of Spinoza’s philosophy in Murnane’s fiction, which I will demonstrate with various examples, puts pressure on the fiction to occupy the same space as the space of the philosophy. Here is a clue to why Murnane’s post-colonial thematics have been little explored by critics with an interest in post-colonial politics. The desire of Spinoza’s philosophy creates a spatial textuality within which the spontaneity of Murnane’s fiction, to the degree that it maximizes or fills the philosophy, is minimized in its political effects. That is to say, the fiction shifts politics into an external space of what Roland Barthes calls “resistance or condemnation”. However, the different speeds (or timings) of Murnane and Spinoza, within the one space, mitigate this resistance of the outside, at least in respect of certain circumstances of post-coloniality. It is especially productive, I suggest, to engage Carter’s representation of an Aboriginal hunter through the compact of coincidental spaces and differential speeds created by Murnane’s fiction in Spinoza’s philosophy. This produces a ceaseless activation of desire and domination, evidenced in Murnane’s short story ‘Land Deal’, and indexed by a post-Romantic sublime. What limits the value of Murnane’s fiction in most contexts of post-colonial politics, is precisely what makes it useful in the matter of Carter’s Aboriginal hunter.' (Publication abstract)

The Quest for the Girl from Bendigo Street J. M. Coetzee , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The New York Review of Books , vol. 59 no. 20 2012;
Untitled Simon Hammond , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 20 July no. 5703 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of Inland Gerald Murnane , 1988 single work novel
Untitled Shane McCauley , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , July vol. 3 no. 7 1988; (p. 14)

— Review of Inland Gerald Murnane , 1988 single work novel
Untitled Simon Hammond , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 20 July no. 5703 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of Inland Gerald Murnane , 1988 single work novel
Verbal Games Susan McKernan , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 April vol. 110 no. 5616 1988; (p. 118)

— Review of Liars : Australian New Novelists Helen Daniel , 1988 selected work criticism prose extract ; Inland Gerald Murnane , 1988 single work novel
Another Time in Another Place Katharine England , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 12 March 1988; (p. 8)

— Review of Inland Gerald Murnane , 1988 single work novel
Murnane and Mooney David Matthews , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , October no. 112 1988; (p. 87-88)

— Review of Inland Gerald Murnane , 1988 single work novel ; A Green Light Ray Mooney , 1987 single work novel
An Interview with Gerald Murnane Ludmilla Forsyth (interviewer), 1987 single work interview
— Appears in: Murnane 1987; (p. 42-68)
The Quest for the Girl from Bendigo Street J. M. Coetzee , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The New York Review of Books , vol. 59 no. 20 2012;
Murnane, Husserl, Derrida : The Scene of Writing Imre Salusinszky , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 14 no. 2 1989; (p. 188-198)
The Ethical Vision of Gerald Murnane Patrick West , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Current Tensions : Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference : 6 - 11 July 1996 1996; (p. 221-227)
The Newcastle Freeway Tapes Imre Salusinszky (interviewer), 1995 single work interview
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring vol. 55 no. 3 1995; (p. 25-42)
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