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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Remnants
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'The Remnants is an intricate and deeply philosophical novel about translation between languages, cultures and, ultimately, the translation of the father into the son.

'A manuscript written by an Australian art historian is discovered by his son. Claiming to have found a series of lost paintings by Piero della Francesca in Arezzo, the father's manuscript moves between Renaissance Italy and post-Revolutionary Russia.

'At its core is the relationship the father has with an ageing Russian émigrée who, haunted by the ghost of her murdered son, claims to have nursed the poet Osip Mandelstam in his final days. The remnants of the father's manuscripts, notebooks and diaries are brought together through the son's commentary.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my parents
  • Epigraph:

    es sind

    noch Lieder zu singen jenseits

    der Menschen

    There are still songs to be sung on the other side

    of mankind

    –Paul Celan

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2012 .
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      Extent: 304p.
      ISBN: 9781742583327

Works about this Work

'Dostoyevsky Understood Newcastle!' : Reading John Hughes's Citational Autobiographies Stephen Mansfield , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scenes of Reading : Is Australian Literature a World Literature? 2013; (p. 168-177)
[Untitled] Lauren Dougherty , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 5 no. 2 2013;

— Review of The Remnants John Hughes , 2012 single work novel
Best in Print 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 December 2012; (p. 30)
Fiction Gillian Bramley-Moore , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 - 12 August 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of The Remnants John Hughes , 2012 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 July 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of A History of Books Gerald Murnane , 2012 selected work short story ; The Remnants John Hughes , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Max Oliver , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 91 no. 8 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of The Remnants John Hughes , 2012 single work novel
Mining Rich Layers of Ideas Diane Stubbings , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 June 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of The Remnants John Hughes , 2012 single work novel
All that Remains Is the Truth Jennifer Levasseur , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 June - 1 July 2012; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Remnants John Hughes , 2012 single work novel
Risks in Erudition A. P. Riemer , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 30 June 2012; (p. 27) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 June-1 July 2012; (p. 34)

— Review of The Remnants John Hughes , 2012 single work novel
Lucidities Ed Wright , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 343 2012; (p. 42-43)

— Review of The Remnants John Hughes , 2012 single work novel
Best in Print 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 December 2012; (p. 30)
'Dostoyevsky Understood Newcastle!' : Reading John Hughes's Citational Autobiographies Stephen Mansfield , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scenes of Reading : Is Australian Literature a World Literature? 2013; (p. 168-177)
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