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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Strange Country : A Study of Randolph Stow
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Notes

  • Includes reference to the influence of Geoffrey Chaucer and Bronislaw Malinovski on Randolph Stow.

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Heriot's Ithaka : Soul, Country and the Possibility of Home in To The Islands Bernadette Brennan , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;
'The final line of Randolph Stow's To the Islands - " 'My soul', he whispered, over the sea-surge, 'my should is a strange country'" - has perplexed and fascinated readers and critics for five decades. In 1975 Leonie Kramer found Stow's final sentence to be misplaced: ‘It belongs – if indeed it belongs at all – not at the end of a novel of this kind, but near the beginning'. At a time when interest in Stow and his work is again on the ascendency, this paper investigates what Heriot might have appreciated his soul to be, before arguing that he could not have spoken those resonant words until the very moment when he is blinded by illumination atop the coastal cliff. Heriot walks into homelessness in a quest for home. Like Cavafy's ideal voyager his journey is long and hard, and only once he discovers his soul can he appreciate he has no home. Only then can he understand the true meaning of the islands.' (Publication abstract)
Constructing Emptiness : Ennio Morricone and Randolph Stow Andrew Taylor , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Landscapes , vol. 2 no. 3 2004;

'This paper looks at the construction of emptiness in the works of two artists: the Italian film composer Ennio Morricone and the Australian novelist Randolph Stow. The relevant texts are the music Morricone wrote for Sergio Leone's epic Once upon a Time in the West, and Stow's novels To the Islands and Tourmaline. Two different constructions of emptiness (including the Taost one) are compared, the contradiction inherent in its apprehension is discussed, and there is speculation on how such a concept could gain entry into genres one of whose functions is to obliterate it.' (Author's abstract)

The Pursuit of Literary Studies Anthony J. Hassall , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: UQP : The Writer's Press 1948-1998 1998; (p. 171-181)
[Review] Sheer Edge : Aspects of Identity in David Malouf's Writing [et al] Ivor Indyk , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 15 no. 3 1992; (p. 232-235)

— Review of Sheer Edge : Aspects of Identity in David Malouf's Writing Karin Hansson , 1991 single work criticism biography ; Strange Country : A Study of Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall , 1986 single work criticism ; David Malouf : Johnno, Short Stories, Poems, Essays and Interview David Malouf , 1990 selected work novel poetry short story prose criticism biography interview ; Imagined Lives : A Study of David Malouf Philip Neilsen , 1990 single work criticism
Child's Play Reveals Fluent Social History Robin Lucas , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 March 1990; (p. 79)

— Review of The Innocent : Growing Up in Bondi in the 1920s and 1930s John Kingsmill , 1990 single work autobiography ; Over the Top with Jim : Hugh Lunn's Tap-Dancing, Bugle-Blowing Memoir of a Well-Spent Boyhood Hugh Lunn , 1989 single work autobiography ; Strange Country : A Study of Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall , 1986 single work criticism
Untitled Veronica Brady , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , July vol. 1 no. 7 1986; (p. 14)

— Review of Strange Country : A Study of Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall , 1986 single work criticism
On Not Falling Into the Gaps Dorothy Green , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 14 no. 3 1986; (p. 23-33)

— Review of Strange Country : A Study of Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall , 1986 single work criticism
[Review] Sheer Edge : Aspects of Identity in David Malouf's Writing [et al] Ivor Indyk , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 15 no. 3 1992; (p. 232-235)

— Review of Sheer Edge : Aspects of Identity in David Malouf's Writing Karin Hansson , 1991 single work criticism biography ; Strange Country : A Study of Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall , 1986 single work criticism ; David Malouf : Johnno, Short Stories, Poems, Essays and Interview David Malouf , 1990 selected work novel poetry short story prose criticism biography interview ; Imagined Lives : A Study of David Malouf Philip Neilsen , 1990 single work criticism
Child's Play Reveals Fluent Social History Robin Lucas , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 March 1990; (p. 79)

— Review of The Innocent : Growing Up in Bondi in the 1920s and 1930s John Kingsmill , 1990 single work autobiography ; Over the Top with Jim : Hugh Lunn's Tap-Dancing, Bugle-Blowing Memoir of a Well-Spent Boyhood Hugh Lunn , 1989 single work autobiography ; Strange Country : A Study of Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall , 1986 single work criticism
Untitled Veronica Brady , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 31 no. 2 1986; (p. 87-92)

— Review of Strange Country : A Study of Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall , 1986 single work criticism
Constructing Emptiness : Ennio Morricone and Randolph Stow Andrew Taylor , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Landscapes , vol. 2 no. 3 2004;

'This paper looks at the construction of emptiness in the works of two artists: the Italian film composer Ennio Morricone and the Australian novelist Randolph Stow. The relevant texts are the music Morricone wrote for Sergio Leone's epic Once upon a Time in the West, and Stow's novels To the Islands and Tourmaline. Two different constructions of emptiness (including the Taost one) are compared, the contradiction inherent in its apprehension is discussed, and there is speculation on how such a concept could gain entry into genres one of whose functions is to obliterate it.' (Author's abstract)

The Pursuit of Literary Studies Anthony J. Hassall , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: UQP : The Writer's Press 1948-1998 1998; (p. 171-181)
Heriot's Ithaka : Soul, Country and the Possibility of Home in To The Islands Bernadette Brennan , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;
'The final line of Randolph Stow's To the Islands - " 'My soul', he whispered, over the sea-surge, 'my should is a strange country'" - has perplexed and fascinated readers and critics for five decades. In 1975 Leonie Kramer found Stow's final sentence to be misplaced: ‘It belongs – if indeed it belongs at all – not at the end of a novel of this kind, but near the beginning'. At a time when interest in Stow and his work is again on the ascendency, this paper investigates what Heriot might have appreciated his soul to be, before arguing that he could not have spoken those resonant words until the very moment when he is blinded by illumination atop the coastal cliff. Heriot walks into homelessness in a quest for home. Like Cavafy's ideal voyager his journey is long and hard, and only once he discovers his soul can he appreciate he has no home. Only then can he understand the true meaning of the islands.' (Publication abstract)
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Subjects:
  • c
    Papua New Guinea,
    c
    Pacific Region,
  • Geraldton, Geraldton area, Dongara - Geraldton - Northampton area, Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Trobriand Islands,
    c
    Papua New Guinea,
    c
    Pacific Region,
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 1980s
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