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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Between Stations
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Between Stations is a collection of personal essays exploring notions of home and belonging, and where they may lie for a migrant writer, shuttling between the stations of the old and adopted country, the past and present, the memory and the imagination.

'The essays attempt to recover a vanished Singapore and reconcile with the lost landscapes of a childhood and the ghost of a distant father, as they follow the narrator through a year of international wandering, en route to relocation in the new world of Australia.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my family, Wah Fong, Yen and Patrick
  • A selection of interrelated stories.

Affiliation Notes

  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work contains Singaporean characters.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Artarmon, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Giramondo Publishing , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Place of Many Winds, Kim Cheng Boey , 2009 single work essay

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Heriot's Ithaka : Soul, Country and the Possibility of Home in To The Islands Bernadette Brennan , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;
'The final line of Randolph Stow's To the Islands - " 'My soul', he whispered, over the sea-surge, 'my should is a strange country'" - has perplexed and fascinated readers and critics for five decades. In 1975 Leonie Kramer found Stow's final sentence to be misplaced: ‘It belongs – if indeed it belongs at all – not at the end of a novel of this kind, but near the beginning'. At a time when interest in Stow and his work is again on the ascendency, this paper investigates what Heriot might have appreciated his soul to be, before arguing that he could not have spoken those resonant words until the very moment when he is blinded by illumination atop the coastal cliff. Heriot walks into homelessness in a quest for home. Like Cavafy's ideal voyager his journey is long and hard, and only once he discovers his soul can he appreciate he has no home. Only then can he understand the true meaning of the islands.' (Publication abstract)
Kim Cheng Boey's 'Between Stations': "The Architecture of Memory" Bernadette Brennan , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Life Writing , vol. 11 no. 1 2014; (p. 39-54)
The Latest Word Dominique Wilson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , March no. 18 2010; (p. 5354)

— Review of Between Stations Kim Cheng Boey , 2009 selected work autobiography essay
Untitled Jatinder Mann , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 4 no. 5 2010;

— Review of Between Stations Kim Cheng Boey , 2009 selected work autobiography essay
Nick Terrell Reviews Kim Cheng Boey Nick Terrell , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , April no. 32 2010;

— Review of Between Stations Kim Cheng Boey , 2009 selected work autobiography essay
Miscellany Miriam Cosic , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5-6 September 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Between Stations Kim Cheng Boey , 2009 selected work autobiography essay ; Griffith Review no. 25 Spring 2009 periodical issue
[Review] Between Stations Michael Kitson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 89 no. 2 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of Between Stations Kim Cheng Boey , 2009 selected work autobiography essay
Arched Station Alison Broinowski , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 316 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of Between Stations Kim Cheng Boey , 2009 selected work autobiography essay
Cyril Wong Reviews Between Stations by Boey Kim Cheng Cyril Wong , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , November no. 6 2009;

— Review of Between Stations Kim Cheng Boey , 2009 selected work autobiography essay
Past Restored in Sensuous Glory Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 January 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Between Stations Kim Cheng Boey , 2009 selected work autobiography essay
The 'Swaying Sense of Things' : Boey Kim Cheng and the Poetics of Imagined Transnational Space, Travel, and Movement Angelia Poon , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Text , vol. 5 no. 4 2009;
Author's Abstract: This article discusses the ways in which Singapore-born poet Boey Kim Cheng wrestles with the idea of travel as an inevitable part of poetic being, negotiating with the multiple meanings of place as geographical location, private memory, personal association, and past fragment. While the act of journeying provides Boey with an occasion for poetry, I argue that it is, more crucially, an ambulatory mode of signification that allows him to figure as well as to figure out the complexities of the craft of poetry-writing itself.
Kim Cheng Boey's 'Between Stations': "The Architecture of Memory" Bernadette Brennan , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Life Writing , vol. 11 no. 1 2014; (p. 39-54)
Heriot's Ithaka : Soul, Country and the Possibility of Home in To The Islands Bernadette Brennan , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;
'The final line of Randolph Stow's To the Islands - " 'My soul', he whispered, over the sea-surge, 'my should is a strange country'" - has perplexed and fascinated readers and critics for five decades. In 1975 Leonie Kramer found Stow's final sentence to be misplaced: ‘It belongs – if indeed it belongs at all – not at the end of a novel of this kind, but near the beginning'. At a time when interest in Stow and his work is again on the ascendency, this paper investigates what Heriot might have appreciated his soul to be, before arguing that he could not have spoken those resonant words until the very moment when he is blinded by illumination atop the coastal cliff. Heriot walks into homelessness in a quest for home. Like Cavafy's ideal voyager his journey is long and hard, and only once he discovers his soul can he appreciate he has no home. Only then can he understand the true meaning of the islands.' (Publication abstract)
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