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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Someone Else : Fictional Essays
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'...Hughes pays homage to twenty-one artists, writers and musicians who have had a formative influence on his imagination. From Chekhov and Borges and Beckett, to proust, Rothko and Cage - each essay brings its subjuect to life in unexpected ways. Kafka writes the parable of Abraham and Isaac, with no one to stay Abraham's knife. Wittgenstein considers the relationship between turtles and time. Bob Dylan stars in a fantasy of travellers and deserts and women with knives and silver earrings. Just around the corner from where Hughes works, Dostoyevsky fries kidneys in the kitchen of his Stanley Street terrace...Someone Else uses the essay as a form of autobiography. Here, however, the essays are fictions. Or are they? Hughes tells the stories of the figures who live in his mind by making them tell his stories - and in doing so engages in an art of literary vantriloquism.' - back cover

Notes

  • Dedication: For Mary Ann
  • Epigraph: When I see such things, I'm no longer sure/ that what's important/ is more important than what's not. - Wislawa Szymborska
  • Epigraph: Je est un autre - Arthur Rimbaud

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Works about this Work

Masks Malcolm Tattersall , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 36 no. 2009; (p. 196-198)

— Review of Someone Else : Fictional Essays John Hughes , 2007 selected work essay
Untitled Robert Lumsden , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 1 no. 2 2009;

— Review of Someone Else : Fictional Essays John Hughes , 2007 selected work essay
The Alchemist Rosemary Sorensen , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 December 2008; (p. 8-9)
Librarian on British Prize List Rosemary Sorensen , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 November 2008; (p. 5)
Modernist Monologues with a Surreal Twist Robert Dessaix , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 December 2007; (p. 24)

— Review of Someone Else : Fictional Essays John Hughes , 2007 selected work essay
Lives Made Up of the Lives of Others Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 August 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of Someone Else : Fictional Essays John Hughes , 2007 selected work essay
Ventriloquial Lips Patrick Allington , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 294 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of Someone Else : Fictional Essays John Hughes , 2007 selected work essay
A Journey into the Lives of Others Peter Pierce , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 December 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of Someone Else : Fictional Essays John Hughes , 2007 selected work essay
Modernist Monologues with a Surreal Twist Robert Dessaix , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 December 2007; (p. 24)

— Review of Someone Else : Fictional Essays John Hughes , 2007 selected work essay
Untitled Robert Lumsden , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 1 no. 2 2009;

— Review of Someone Else : Fictional Essays John Hughes , 2007 selected work essay
How We Read this Year : Australian Fiction Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 December 2007; (p. 11)
Literary highlights in Australian fiction for 2007 . The author gives her impressions of these works.
Librarian on British Prize List Rosemary Sorensen , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 November 2008; (p. 5)
The Alchemist Rosemary Sorensen , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 December 2008; (p. 8-9)
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