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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Spiel : A Novel and Animating Objects of Desire : Exegetical Reflections
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A contribution to and exploration of a long tradition in mythology and literature which articulates the human desire to manufacture an artefact that approximates and approaches the status of a living being. The novel contextualises this tradition in a narrative emerging from the post-Communist collapse of totalitarian power in Berlin.


  • Submitted to the School of Communication and Creative Arts of the Faculty of Arts, Deakin University. Thesis (Ph.D.)--Deakin University, Victoria, 2003.


* Contents derived from the Geelong, Geelong City - Geelong East area, Geelong area, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria,: 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Spiel : A Novel, David Sornig , single work novel
'Berlin, New Years Eve. A young architect abandons the apocalyptic heat of a Melbourne summer for the streets his grandfather once walked. Barely off the train, a blind woman invites him to play a game. The Spiel has begun. When the pair narrowly escape a bomb blast the woman disappears, leaving only the name that has haunted the architect since childhood - Rosa Stumm. But who is Rosa Stumm?' (UWA Publishing website)
(p. 1-370)
Animating Objects of Desire : Exegetical Reflections, David Sornig , single work criticism (p. 371-435)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      Geelong, Geelong City - Geelong East area, Geelong area, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria,: 2003 .
      Extent: (i) 444 leavesp.
      • Includes  list of references p. 435

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