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y The Bath Fugues selected work   novella  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Bath Fugues
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'The Bath Fugues is a meditation on melancholy and art, in the form of three interwoven novellas, centred respectively on an ageing art forger; a Portuguese poet, opium addict and art collector; and a doctor, who has built an art gallery in tropical Queensland. These characters are tied by more than their art, each dealing with questions of deception and discovery, counterfeiting and rewriting, transmission and identity and each stretching the bonds of trust and friendship.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Epigraph: The Goldberg Variations...are a set of 30 variations for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach. First published in 1741...the work is considered to be one of the most important examples of variation form. It is named after Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who may have been the first performer.

    Wikipedia

    It is, in short, music which observes neither end nor beginning, music with neither real climax nor real resolution, music which like Baudelaire's lovers rests lightly on the wings of the unchecked wind.

    Glenn Gould

Contents

* Contents derived from the Artarmon, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: Giramondo Publishing , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Beckett's Bicycle, Brian Castro , 2009 single work novella
Walter's Brief, Brian Castro , 2009 single work novella
Sarraute's Surgery, Brian Castro , 2009 single work novella

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

y Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility Arianna Dagnino , Lafayette : Purdue University Press , 2015 8887143 2015 single work criticism

'In Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility, Arianna Dagnino analyzes a new type of literature emerging from artists’ increased movement and cultural flows spawned by globalization. This "transcultural" literature is produced by authors who write across cultural and national boundaries and who transcend in their lives and creative production the borders of a single culture. Dagnino's book contains a creative rendition of interviews conducted with five internationally renowned writers—Inez Baranay, Brian Castro, Alberto Manguel, Tim Parks, and Ilija Trojanow—and a critical exegesis reflecting on thematical, critical, and stylistical aspects.

'By studying the selected authors’ corpus of work, life experiences, and cultural orientations, Dagnino explores the implicit, often subconscious, process of cultural and imaginative metamorphosis that leads transcultural writers and their fictionalized characters beyond ethnic, national, racial, or religious loci of identity and identity formation. Drawing on the theoretical framework of comparative cultural studies, she offers insight into transcultural writing related to belonging, hybridity, cultural errancy, the "Other," worldviews, translingualism, deterritorialization, neonomadism, as well as genre, thematic patterns, and narrative techniques. Dagnino also outlines the implications of transcultural writing within the wider context of world literature(s) and identifies some of the main traits that characterize “transcultural novels.”' (Publication summary)

Miles Franklin : Castro on List Deborah Bogle , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 March 2013; (p. 23)
Does Anglophone Chinese Diasporic Avant-Garde Writing Exist? Dorothy Wang , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 2 2012;
The Bath Fugues by Brian Castro Bruce L. Russell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Indigo , Summer no. 6 2011; (p. 146-148)

— Review of The Bath Fugues Brian Castro 2009 selected work novella
Untitled Susan Ballyn , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 4 no. 3 2010;

— Review of The Bath Fugues Brian Castro 2009 selected work novella
Review of the Week Thornton McCamish , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 7 June 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of The Bath Fugues Brian Castro 2009 selected work novella
Enigmas of Castro's Variations A. P. Riemer , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 June 2009; (p. 26) The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 June 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of The Bath Fugues Brian Castro 2009 selected work novella
Well Read Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 June 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of The Bath Fugues Brian Castro 2009 selected work novella
Fiction Books Elli Housden , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 - 14 June 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of The Bath Fugues Brian Castro 2009 selected work novella
Modulations around Identity Peter Pierce , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 June 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of The Bath Fugues Brian Castro 2009 selected work novella
The Fabulator Miriam Cosic , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 June 2009; (p. 10-11)
Point Counterpoint Bernadette Brennan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , May no. 363 2010; (p. 6-7)
Professor Up for Top Award 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 April 2010; (p. 68)
Pick a Franklin Winner William Yeoman , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 June 2010; (p. 6-7)
Does Anglophone Chinese Diasporic Avant-Garde Writing Exist? Dorothy Wang , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 2 2012;
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