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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Bedlam : An Anthology of Sleepless Nights
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Bedlam presents passages on insomnia from world literature past and present. Writers include Isak Dinesen, Marcel Proust, Raymond Carver,Marguerite Duras, Colette, Ovid, Christina Stead, Chekhov, Ernest Hemingway, Oscar Wilde, Dorothy Parker and Elizabeth Jolley. (Publisher blurb)


  • 'In Search of the Big Sleep', the author's account of her search for a cure for insomnia published in The Independent Monthly (September, 1995), inspired the theme of the novel Night by Night. She then realised that the source of the passages on insomnia quoted in the novel could become a book in its own right, and hence Bedlam - An Anthology of Sleepless Nights in Literature was compiled and published.


* Contents derived from the St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Allen and Unwin , 1996 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
For Shannoni"The first time I held you like this,", Barbara Brandt , single work poetry (p. 132)
The Hour of the Wolf, Elizabeth Jolley , extract novel (p. 144-145)
Sleepwalking (from Voss), Patrick White , extract (p. 167-168)
Things That Go Boomp in the Night, Charmian Clift , single work prose (p. 170-173)
The Night Watchi"I am lying like a creature", Gwen Harwood , single work poetry (p. 174-175)
The Nightwatchman, Ian Beck , single work short story (p. 191-201)
The Mint Lawn, Gillian Mears , extract novel (p. 270-273)
I Beg, I Beg... (from For Love Alone), Christina Stead , extract novel (p. 274-276)

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