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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Violin Lessons
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'From the songs of Arab diva Umm Khultum on the banks of the Tigris to the strains of a young boy playing the violin for his mother in Melbourne, to the swing jazz of the nightclubs and cabarets of 1940s Baghdad, a fisherman playing a flute on the banks of the Mekong, and Paganini in the borderlands of eastern Poland...

'Music weaves its way through each of these spellbinding stories. Each tale, each fragment of music, leads to Amal, the woman who saved her life by clinging to a corpse for twenty hours alone in the sea.

'Arnold Zable takes the reader on an intimate journey into the lives of people he met on travels over the last forty years. These are tales aching to be told. Tales of hardship, of yearning and of celebration. Tales that span the globe, and bring us back to Melbourne to the powerful and heartbreaking story of Amal—her flight from Baghdad, her fears boarding the unseaworthy SIEV X, her survival when it went down, and her desire to have her story told.' (From the publisher's website.)

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Notes

  • Dedication: Dedicated to Amal Basry, and the 353.
  • Epigraph: He holds him with his glittering eye/ The Wedding-Gust stood still/ And listens like a three years' child/ The Mariner hath his will. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2011 .
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      Extent: 194p.
      ISBN: 9781921758478 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Pauline Meaney , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 19 no. 4 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of Violin Lessons Arnold Zable , 2011 selected work prose ; The Honey Thief Najaf Mazari , Robert Hillman , 2011 selected work short story
What Crime? Jose Borghino , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 334 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Violin Lessons Arnold Zable , 2011 selected work prose
Fictional Footholds in the Cliffs of Raw Experience Patrick West , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 - 4 August 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Thought Crimes Tim Richards , 2011 selected work short story ; Violin Lessons Arnold Zable , 2011 selected work prose
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 September 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of Violin Lessons Arnold Zable , 2011 selected work prose ; The Honey Thief Najaf Mazari , Robert Hillman , 2011 selected work short story
Travellers' Tales Portia Lindsay (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 91 no. 1 2011; (p. 33)
Review : Non-Fiction Christopher Bantick , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 - 7 August 2011; (p. 25)

— Review of Violin Lessons Arnold Zable , 2011 selected work prose
Glimpses of the Literal Truth Christopher Bantick , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 13 August 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Violin Lessons Arnold Zable , 2011 selected work prose
Untitled Portia Lindsay , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 91 no. 1 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of Violin Lessons Arnold Zable , 2011 selected work prose
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 September 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of Violin Lessons Arnold Zable , 2011 selected work prose ; The Honey Thief Najaf Mazari , Robert Hillman , 2011 selected work short story
Fictional Footholds in the Cliffs of Raw Experience Patrick West , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 - 4 August 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Thought Crimes Tim Richards , 2011 selected work short story ; Violin Lessons Arnold Zable , 2011 selected work prose
Eloquent Episodes Diane Stubbings , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 August 2011; (p. 21)
Travellers' Tales Portia Lindsay (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 91 no. 1 2011; (p. 33)
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