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Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 The Country Without Music
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  • Also published in sound recording format.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 1990 .
      Extent: 192p.
      ISBN: 0670835145
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1991 .
      Extent: 191p.

Works about this Work

Australian Literature and the Making of History Paul Sharrad , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lemuria , Winter vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 55-74)
Sharrad in this essay discusses a wide range of Australian fiction with attention to its negotiations with history. Sharrad says that the struggle of the writers he examines 'has been both to recover and reject history' (72-73). Through fiction, history is brought to life but 'lest we become trapped by the tyranny of the past, the writer has also to perform literary exorcisms that will free the future from the hauntings which currently still visit the Australian national present' (73).
Being Somewhere Else: Diaspora as a Form of Alibi Nicholas Hasluck , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Diaspora : The Australasian Experience 2005; (p. 403-409)
In this essay Hasluck comments on 'diaspora' and describes some of the ruminations that led to the creation of his novel, The Country Without Music. He ties the Borgesian preoccupation with illusion and reality to the notion (in law) of the alibi and then links both to the concept of diaspora. Hasluck discusses how fictive alternatives (what if the French had colonised Australia?) and alternative communities form some of the themes that animate his novel.
The Visionary Symphony in Hasluck's The Country Without Music K. Reghunadhan Pillai , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diaspora : The Australasian Experience 2005; (p. 249-254)
Pillai argues that only creole music provides a sanctuary against the 'cycle of violence and protest and struggle for human rights' in the novel examined.
Ambiguity and Indigeneity in Hasluck's The Country Without Music Srilata Ravi , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diaspora : The Australasian Experience 2005; (p. 205-212)
Farrago for Australia: Law, Power and Textuality in Three Novels by Nicholas Hasluck Kieran Dolin , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 32 no. 2 1997; (p. 113-123)
Untitled Hal Colebatch , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , December and vol. 6 no. 1 January vol. 5 no. 12 1991; (p. 12)

— Review of The Country Without Music Nicholas Hasluck 1990 single work novel
[Review] A Body of Water [et al] Gay Raines , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , November no. 6 1992; (p. 145-151)

— Review of A Body of Water : A Year's Notebook Beverley Farmer 1990 selected work autobiography short story poetry diary ; The Country Without Music Nicholas Hasluck 1990 single work novel ; Longhand : A Writer's Notebook Murray Bail 1989 single work autobiography novel ; Master of the Ghost Dreaming Mudrooroo 1991 single work novel ; Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel ; Lateshows Frank Moorhouse 1990 selected work prose ; Velvet Waters Gerald Murnane 1990 selected work short story ; The Harbour Breathes Anna Couani 1989 selected work prose poetry
Books Noticed Bill Tully , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Blast , Spring no. 13/14 1990; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Schemetime Sara Dowse 1990 single work novel ; The Bluebird Cafe Carmel Bird 1990 single work novel ; The Country Without Music Nicholas Hasluck 1990 single work novel ; Salt Gabrielle Lord 1990 single work novel ; The Story of the Year of 1912 in the Village of Elza Darzins : A Novel Thea Welsh 1990 single work novel ; Poppy Drusilla Modjeska 1990 single work novel
History Repeats - and Repeats Reba Gostand , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , April vol. 10 no. 1 1991; (p. 69)

— Review of Cabin Fever Elizabeth Jolley 1990 single work novel ; The Country Without Music Nicholas Hasluck 1990 single work novel ; Holocaust Island Graeme Dixon 1990 selected work poetry
Fantasy, Fornication... and Finesse Marion Halligan , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 September 1990; (p. rev 6)

— Review of The Multitude of Tigers : The Saga of Foulmouthed Freda (Blowfly Drover Supreme) and Her Trusty Lieutenant, The Brave Blowfly Benjamin John Hepworth 1990 single work novel ; A Lease of Summer Jean Bedford 1990 single work novel ; The Country Without Music Nicholas Hasluck 1990 single work novel
Australian Literature and the Making of History Paul Sharrad , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lemuria , Winter vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 55-74)
Sharrad in this essay discusses a wide range of Australian fiction with attention to its negotiations with history. Sharrad says that the struggle of the writers he examines 'has been both to recover and reject history' (72-73). Through fiction, history is brought to life but 'lest we become trapped by the tyranny of the past, the writer has also to perform literary exorcisms that will free the future from the hauntings which currently still visit the Australian national present' (73).
Ambiguity and Indigeneity in Hasluck's The Country Without Music Srilata Ravi , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diaspora : The Australasian Experience 2005; (p. 205-212)
The Visionary Symphony in Hasluck's The Country Without Music K. Reghunadhan Pillai , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diaspora : The Australasian Experience 2005; (p. 249-254)
Pillai argues that only creole music provides a sanctuary against the 'cycle of violence and protest and struggle for human rights' in the novel examined.
Being Somewhere Else: Diaspora as a Form of Alibi Nicholas Hasluck , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Diaspora : The Australasian Experience 2005; (p. 403-409)
In this essay Hasluck comments on 'diaspora' and describes some of the ruminations that led to the creation of his novel, The Country Without Music. He ties the Borgesian preoccupation with illusion and reality to the notion (in law) of the alibi and then links both to the concept of diaspora. Hasluck discusses how fictive alternatives (what if the French had colonised Australia?) and alternative communities form some of the themes that animate his novel.
The Making of "The Country Without Music" : The Antipodean Panoptique Nicholas Hasluck , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 36 no. 4 1992; (p. 46-51) Offcuts : From a Legal Literary Life 1993; (p. 48-60)

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