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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Imago : E. L. Grant Watson and Australia
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'In 1910 a young Englishman, Elliot Lovegood Grant Watson, joined anthropologists A. R. Brown and Daisy Bates on a Cambridge University-sponsored expedition to Western Australia to record Indigenous marriage customs.

Profoundly affected by his experiences there - for him the desert was a frontier of rare and remote beauty - he also developed a deep respect for the people he encountered among its Aboriginal communities.

Back in Europe, and encouraged by such luminaries as Joseph Conrad and Gertrude Stein, Grant Watson began writing fiction.

Initially filtered through the analytical lens of his scientific training, his observations of the Australian landscape came to figure as a recurring metaphor for spiritual isolation and notions of the unconscious in his novels.

The Imago is a revealing portrait of this singular and intriguing writer, a pioneer of literary themes explored decades later by Katharine Susannah Prichard, Randolph Stow and Patrick White.' (Publisher's blurb)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2011 .
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      Extent: x, 502p.p.
      Description: illus., maps, ports
      Note/s:
      • Published 15 February 2011
      ISBN: 9781921401558 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Simon Ryan , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , 1 June vol. 37 no. 2 2013; (p. 271-273)

— Review of The Imago : E. L. Grant Watson and Australia Suzanne Falkiner , 2011 single work biography
Untitled David Dunstan , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 6 no. 4 2012;

— Review of The Imago : E. L. Grant Watson and Australia Suzanne Falkiner , 2011 single work biography
Untitled Kathleen Steele , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 5 no. 1 2012;

— Review of The Imago : E. L. Grant Watson and Australia Suzanne Falkiner , 2011 single work biography
Restless Spirit Roslynn D. Haynes , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 8 no. 3 2011; (p. 216-218)

— Review of The Imago : E. L. Grant Watson and Australia Suzanne Falkiner , 2011 single work biography
Restless Scientific Soul Whose Life Was as Strange as His Fiction Beverley Kingston , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 May 2011; (p. 30-31)

— Review of The Imago : E. L. Grant Watson and Australia Suzanne Falkiner , 2011 single work biography
Non-Fiction Steven Carroll , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 19 February 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of The Imago : E. L. Grant Watson and Australia Suzanne Falkiner , 2011 single work biography
A Vast Interrogation Mark James Ley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 March 2011; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Imago : E. L. Grant Watson and Australia Suzanne Falkiner , 2011 single work biography
Restless Scientific Soul Whose Life Was as Strange as His Fiction Beverley Kingston , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 May 2011; (p. 30-31)

— Review of The Imago : E. L. Grant Watson and Australia Suzanne Falkiner , 2011 single work biography
Restless Spirit Roslynn D. Haynes , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 8 no. 3 2011; (p. 216-218)

— Review of The Imago : E. L. Grant Watson and Australia Suzanne Falkiner , 2011 single work biography
Untitled Kathleen Steele , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 5 no. 1 2012;

— Review of The Imago : E. L. Grant Watson and Australia Suzanne Falkiner , 2011 single work biography
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