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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Death of Bunny Munro
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Bunny Munro sells beauty products and the scent of adventure to the lonely housewives of England's south coast. Set adrift by his wife's death he hits the road one last time - with his young son in tow. As Bunny swaggers from door-to-door hawking his wares and feeding his libido, nine-year-old Bunny Junior waits in the car seeking the comfort of his mother's ghost and watching his father self-destruct. Haunted by his appetites, jealous husbands and a serial killer in a devil suit, Bunny Munro is a desperate man. And he's going to die. (from Text Publishing website)

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  • Dedication: For Susie

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2009 .
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      Extent: 278p.
      ISBN: 9781847673763 (hbk.) 1847673767 (hbk.) 9781847673770
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2010 .
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      Extent: 288p.
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      • Published: 25th October 2010
      ISBN: 9781921656781
    • London,
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      Faber ,
      2010 .
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      Extent: 278p.
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      • Published: 31st August 2010
      ISBN: 9780865479401
    • Edinburgh,
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      Canongate ,
      2014 .
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      Extent: 288p.
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      • Published: 21st August 2014
      ISBN: 9781782115335
Alternative title: Smrt Zajdy Munroa
Language: Czech
    • Prague,
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      Argo ,
      2009 .
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      Extent: 238p.
      ISBN: 9788025701768

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Works about this Work

Nick Cave’s The Death of Bunny Munro : Misogynistic Trash, Scatological Rhetoric, or an Ode to Valerie Solanas’ SCUM Manifesto? Rebecca Johinke , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of the European Association for Studies on Australia , vol. 8 no. 1 2017; (p. 17-30)

'This paper interrogates the links between Nick Cave’s The Death of Bunny Munro and Valerie Solanas’ SCUM Manifesto. It starts by situating Cave’s writing in relation to his status as an auteur, examines discourses of rock music and the murder ballad, before providing a close reading of misogynistic scenes in the novel. It offers several ways to read the novel and questions whether it can be labelled a parody, satire, or as scatological rhetoric. It concludes by drawing the discussion back to aesthetics and the intersection of literature and music in the audio book version of Bunny Munro and Cave’s success as a salesman.' (Publication abstract)

The Total Depravity of Nick Cave’s Literary World Roland Boer , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature and Theology , September vol. 25 no. 3 2011; (p. 312-328)
'The article argues that Nick Cave's literary (as opposed to his musical) world is characterised by the Calvinist doctrine of total depravity. In both outlining this world and seeking the moment of redemption, I simultaneously construct the framework of that world—in terms of the deranged house of incest, substance abuse, the spread of depravity to nature itself and the way the Bible is woven into that world—and fill in its content, with a specific focus on his novels. As that world gains some body, its dialectical relation to redemption begins to emerge, although with a problematic twist (Author's abstract).
The Monarch of Middlebrow Anwyn Crawford , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 197 2009; (p. 17-22)
[Review] The Death of Bunny Munro Joseph Salvatore , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 8 November vol. 114 no. 45 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of The Death of Bunny Munro Nick Cave , 2009 single work novel
[Review] The Death of Bunny Munro Toby Lichtig , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 6 November no. 5562 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of The Death of Bunny Munro Nick Cave , 2009 single work novel
[Review] The Death of Bunny Munro Anna Simpson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: InCite , July vol. 30 no. 7 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of The Death of Bunny Munro Nick Cave , 2009 single work novel
[Review] The Death of Bunny Munro Patrick Allington , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 August 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of The Death of Bunny Munro Nick Cave , 2009 single work novel
Spruiking the Perils of Phallic Power Fails to Stand UP Emily Robertson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 August 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of The Death of Bunny Munro Nick Cave , 2009 single work novel
Review of the Week Simon Castles , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 2 August 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of The Death of Bunny Munro Nick Cave , 2009 single work novel
Cave Hits the Wrong Key Owen Richardson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 August 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of The Death of Bunny Munro Nick Cave , 2009 single work novel
The Return of the Bard Seed as Cave Pens Another Book Bernard Zuel , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 January 2009; (p. 20)
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 June 2009; (p. 30)
A column canvassing current literary news including a report on the book cover for Nick Cave's The Death of Bunny Munro. Wyndham quotes Text publisher Michael Heyward as saying 'the image of a spreadeagled young woman suits Cave's story about a libidinous salesman and his son'.
Paperback Writers Graeme Thomson , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 27 June 2009; The Guardian , 3 April 2009;
Sowing New Seeds Mark Dapin , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 1 August 2009; (p. 12-15, 17, 19)
The Monarch of Middlebrow Anwyn Crawford , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 197 2009; (p. 17-22)
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