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 "Take your seats for the most unusual tennis tournament in the history of the world. Paris has gone crazy, flags and banners are everywhere. Every hotel is booked out. Queues at the stadium are huge, and the worldwide television audience is tipped to be in the billions." "Each nation is fielding its great names: the American team boasts Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Amelia Earhardt and many others, while British stars include PG Wodehouse, Enid Blyton and James Joyce. 'Supertom' Eliot is on sadly indifferent form, 'Because I did not serve too well. / Because I did not serve'. Groucho Marx confuses Heidegger - 'By the third set Marx was running around his backhand. By the fourth set he was running around his accountant. He was trying to get his accountant to run around his backhand when the match finished.' You've never seen anything like it." (Publication summary)

 

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Text Publishing , 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Michael Heyward , 2017 essay

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2002 .
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      Extent: 280p.
      ISBN: 1877008370
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Robinson Publishing Ltd ,
      2003 .
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      Extent: 280p.
      ISBN: 9781841197814
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2017 .
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      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 30 October 2017

      ISBN: 9781925603187
      Series: y separately published work icon Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)

Works about this Work

Introduction Michael Heyward , 2017 essay
— Appears in: The Tournament 2017;
Classic Clarke Has Last Laugh Peter Craven , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 December 2017; (p. 18)

— Review of A Pleasure to Be Here : The Best of Clarke and Dawe 1989–2017 2017 selected work interview ; Tinkering John Clarke , 2017 selected work poetry prose essay ; The Tournament John Clarke , 2002 single work novel

'What an extraordinary fellow John Clarke was: a comedian who savoured poetry, a political satirist who didn’t do impersonations, a comic genius who was genial. When Clarke died in April, aged 68, while tracking down his beloved birds in the bush, it was apparent he was special to a great swag of people. He was special to people because he was special in himself.' (Introduction)

The Crazy Games of John Clarke Michael Heyward , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , December 2017;

— Review of The Tournament John Clarke , 2002 single work novel

'The Tournament is one of the oddest and funniest books ever published in Australia. It’s like Afferbeck Lauder’s Let’s Stalk Strine, or the poems of Ern Malley: we could never have predicted its existence, but it allows us to see and hear ourselves differently. John’s early drafts made it plain that he was doing much more than imagine the great minds of the century playing each other at tennis. That would have been peculiar enough, but it would also have been merely amusing, a charming gesture.' (Introduction)

Wide World of Clarke Brian Matthews , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 248 2003; (p. 38)

— Review of The Tournament John Clarke , 2002 single work novel
Missing Links Kathy Hunt , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 January vol. 120 no. 6357 2003; (p. 76)

— Review of The Tournament John Clarke , 2002 single work novel
Advantage Yeats Alex Buzo , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 December 2002; (p. 14)

— Review of The Tournament John Clarke , 2002 single work novel
Mind Game Martin Flanagan , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 December 2002; (p. 8)

— Review of The Tournament John Clarke , 2002 single work novel
Straight Aces Until the Semis Barry Oakley , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 December 2002; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Tournament John Clarke , 2002 single work novel
The Short List Andrew Hamilton , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , January-February vol. 13 no. 1 2003; (p. 36)

— Review of The Tournament John Clarke , 2002 single work novel ; Wild Politics : Feminism, Globalisation and Bio-Diversity Susan Hawthorne , 2002 single work criticism
Missing Links Kathy Hunt , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 January vol. 120 no. 6357 2003; (p. 76)

— Review of The Tournament John Clarke , 2002 single work novel
Keep Your Mind on the Ball... Stephanie Bunbury , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 December 2002; (p. 13)
Introduction Michael Heyward , 2017 essay
— Appears in: The Tournament 2017;
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