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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Not Dark Yet : A Personal History
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'Spurred on by his encroaching blindness, prominent historian David Walker's Not Dark Yet is a frank, witty and innovative memoir that connects the small, seemingly inconsequential events of daily life to larger historical themes of family, war, patriotism, racial identity, religious belief, knowledge of the world and death. Not Dark Yet captures the elusive voice of middle-class Australia and explores the moral values and lifestyles of people who kept few written records.

'In taking a fresh look at historical writing, Not Dark Yet offers new ways of imagining the past and making the everyday world of homes, families, childhood and memory central to the national story.

'This beautifully written and generously illustrated book is both a new departure for the author and a strikingly original contribution to our literary heritage.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To those two little charmers, Zamina and Iris

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Blindness.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person (autobiographical).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Artarmon, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Giramondo Publishing , 2011 .
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      Image courtesy of Giramondo Publishing
      Extent: 322p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9781920882655 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

From Carpentaria to Not Dark Yet : On Translation of Australian Literature Works Li Yao , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Oceanic Literary Studies , December no. 1 2014; (p. 122-133)
Tantalising Puzzles Beverley Kingston , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , April vol. 10 no. 1 2013; (p. 223-225)

— Review of Not Dark Yet : A Personal History David Robert Walker , 2011 single work autobiography
Untitled Ruth Balint , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , September vol. 36 no. 3 2012; (p. 395-397)

— Review of Not Dark Yet : A Personal History David Robert Walker , 2011 single work autobiography
Untitled Ipsita Sengupta , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , October no. 10 2011;

— Review of Not Dark Yet : A Personal History David Robert Walker , 2011 single work autobiography
Insight Penelope Debelle , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 August 2011; (p. 28-30)
Untitled Bruce Macky , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2010-2011 vol. 90 no. 5 2010; (p. 37)

— Review of Not Dark Yet : A Personal History David Robert Walker , 2011 single work autobiography
Glowing with Warmth Michael McKernan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 February 2011; (p. 25)

— Review of Not Dark Yet : A Personal History David Robert Walker , 2011 single work autobiography
An Exploration of Light and Shade in Family and History Jim Davidson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 19 March 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Not Dark Yet : A Personal History David Robert Walker , 2011 single work autobiography
Visible Darkness Jennifer Levasseur , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 March 2011; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Not Dark Yet : A Personal History David Robert Walker , 2011 single work autobiography
'A More Personal Voice' John Rickard , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 330 2011; (p. 31-32)

— Review of Not Dark Yet : A Personal History David Robert Walker , 2011 single work autobiography
A Past Illuminated Bruce Macky (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2010-2011 vol. 90 no. 5 2010; (p. 45)
Setting Sights on a New History Larry Schwartz , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 May 2011; (p. 13)
Insight Penelope Debelle , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 August 2011; (p. 28-30)
From Carpentaria to Not Dark Yet : On Translation of Australian Literature Works Li Yao , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Oceanic Literary Studies , December no. 1 2014; (p. 122-133)
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