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  • Author:agent Roger McDonald http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/mcdonald-roger
Issue Details: First known date: 1979... 1979 1915 : A Novel
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form y separately published work icon 1915 Soldiers of the King Peter Yeldham , ABC Television (publisher), 1981 (Manuscript version)x402113 Z1684190 1981 series - publisher film/TV Two country boys enlist in the army and ship out to fight in World War I.

Notes

  • Epigraph: Come to the stables all men that are able and give me your poor horses some hay and some corn ...
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Fontana , 1980 .
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      Extent: 426p.
      ISBN: 0006160255
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      George Braziller ,
      1980 .
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      Extent: 426p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 0807609498
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Faber ,
      1982 .
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      Extent: 426p.
      ISBN: 0571119875 (pbk)
    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage , 2001 .
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      Extent: 426p.
      ISBN: 17405112958
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2009 .
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      Extent: 432p.
      Note/s:
      • Published April 1, 2009

      ISBN: 9781741667677
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2018 .
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      Extent: 432p.
      Note/s:
      •  Published March 19, 2018

      ISBN: 9780143790884
Alternative title: 1915
Language: Swedish
    • Forum , 1982 .
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      Extent: 389p.
      ISBN: 9137079565

Works about this Work

‘Shapely Experience’ and the Limits of ‘Late Colonial Transcendentalism’ : The Portrait of the Artist as Soldier in Roger McDonald’s 1915 Christopher Lee , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;
'This essay argues that Roger McDonald's debut novel 1915 represents a form of literary modernism which rejects the easy aesthetic comforts of 'late colonial transcendentalism' (17). McDonald presents an intricate -- we might even say ritualised -- pattern of subversive counterpoint to 'reveal and dramatise the failure of the subject to escape its own limits, and hence its own history' (McCann 155). The result is a highly self-conscious literary novel that seeks to reconcile the art of high modernism with a postcolonial practice interested in the consequences of public memory.' (Author's abstract)
A Transnational Gallipoli? Roger Hillman , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , November no. 51 2011;
'Roger Hillman's essay adds a transnational dimension to representations of an historical event that has become the preeminent site of national memorialisation. In A Transnational Gallipoli?, Hillman contrasts the masculinist heroics and celebratory nationalism of Peter Weir's iconic film, Gallipoli, and Roger McDonald's 1915, with more recent novels and films produced outside Australia's borders that provide alternative forms of cultural memory. Louis de Bernières' Birds Without Wings and Tolga Örnek's documentary film Gallipoli: The Front Line Experience are significant as texts that 'situate the Gallipoli legend in a transnational rather than a national framework, while providing a fuller understanding of how cultural memory works in relation to the national imaginary'.' (Source: Editor's introduction)
'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)
Anzac and Why I Write Roger McDonald , 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: Kunapipi , [Double Issue] vol. 18 no. 2-3 1996; (p. 334)
The Containment of Violence : Aspects of the Roles of War in the Work of David Malouf and Les Murray Laurie Hergenhan , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , [Double Issue] vol. 18 no. 2-3 1996; (p. 239-248)
The Year of Writing Skilfully Laurie Clancy , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , July no. 80 1980; (p. 51-54)

— Review of An Imaginary Life : A Novel David Malouf , 1978 single work novel ; Passenger Thomas Keneally , 1979 single work novel ; The Year of Living Dangerously Christopher Koch , 1978 single work novel ; A Cry in the Jungle Bar Robert Drewe , 1979 single work novel ; 1915 : A Novel Roger McDonald , 1979 single work novel
A Reading of Roger McDonald Katharine England , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Winter vol. 4 no. 2 1994; (p. 111-117)

— Review of Shearers' Motel Roger McDonald , 1992 single work prose autobiography ; Rough Wallaby Roger McDonald , 1989 single work novel ; Water Man Roger McDonald , 1993 single work novel ; 1915 : A Novel Roger McDonald , 1979 single work novel ; Slipstream Roger McDonald , 1982 single work novel
Bang's and Whimpers George Sprod , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , August vol. 23 no. 8 1979; (p. 77-78)

— Review of 1915 : A Novel Roger McDonald , 1979 single work novel
Reviews Veronica Brady , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 24 no. 4 1979; (p. 79-82)

— Review of 1915 : A Novel Roger McDonald , 1979 single work novel
Untitled Maurice Dunlevy , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 April 1979; (p. 16)

— Review of 1915 : A Novel Roger McDonald , 1979 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)
Images of Fear in 1915 Roger McDonald , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Shock of Battle 1989; (p. 61-71)
A Transnational Gallipoli? Roger Hillman , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , November no. 51 2011;
'Roger Hillman's essay adds a transnational dimension to representations of an historical event that has become the preeminent site of national memorialisation. In A Transnational Gallipoli?, Hillman contrasts the masculinist heroics and celebratory nationalism of Peter Weir's iconic film, Gallipoli, and Roger McDonald's 1915, with more recent novels and films produced outside Australia's borders that provide alternative forms of cultural memory. Louis de Bernières' Birds Without Wings and Tolga Örnek's documentary film Gallipoli: The Front Line Experience are significant as texts that 'situate the Gallipoli legend in a transnational rather than a national framework, while providing a fuller understanding of how cultural memory works in relation to the national imaginary'.' (Source: Editor's introduction)
‘Shapely Experience’ and the Limits of ‘Late Colonial Transcendentalism’ : The Portrait of the Artist as Soldier in Roger McDonald’s 1915 Christopher Lee , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;
'This essay argues that Roger McDonald's debut novel 1915 represents a form of literary modernism which rejects the easy aesthetic comforts of 'late colonial transcendentalism' (17). McDonald presents an intricate -- we might even say ritualised -- pattern of subversive counterpoint to 'reveal and dramatise the failure of the subject to escape its own limits, and hence its own history' (McCann 155). The result is a highly self-conscious literary novel that seeks to reconcile the art of high modernism with a postcolonial practice interested in the consequences of public memory.' (Author's abstract)
Roger McDonald's ... Biggles for Grown-Ups Alison Broinowski , 1982 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The National Times , 16-22 May 1982; (p. 30)
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