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The Cursing of Ivan Veliki single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 The Cursing of Ivan Veliki
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The Murnane File : A Memoir Carmel Bird , 2018 single work biography
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 77 no. 2 2018; (p. 137-147)

'When my daughter was a baby I knitted for her a pair of woollen bootees in red, green and yellow stripes. I liked them so much I kept them safely and sentimentally for 40 years. But in the end I was defeated by moths. The bootees are now just a tragic bundle of bright, broken stitches, a cluster of airy spaces held together by scrappy twists of coloured wool. They are perhaps also a kind of description of memory, a flawed tangle of broken threads, having the power to stimulate vivid images and deep emotions that have lain cradled in mystery for years and years, clouded by the wash of daily events, day after day after day.' (Introduction)

The Murnane File : A Memoir Carmel Bird , 2018 single work biography
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 77 no. 2 2018; (p. 137-147)

'When my daughter was a baby I knitted for her a pair of woollen bootees in red, green and yellow stripes. I liked them so much I kept them safely and sentimentally for 40 years. But in the end I was defeated by moths. The bootees are now just a tragic bundle of bright, broken stitches, a cluster of airy spaces held together by scrappy twists of coloured wool. They are perhaps also a kind of description of memory, a flawed tangle of broken threads, having the power to stimulate vivid images and deep emotions that have lain cradled in mystery for years and years, clouded by the wash of daily events, day after day after day.' (Introduction)

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