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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Mountain
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'In 1968 Papua New Guinea is on the brink of independence, and everything is about to change. Amidst the turmoil filmmaker Leonard arrives from England with his Dutch wife, Rika, to study and film an isolated village high in The Mountains. The villagers' customs and art have been passed down through generations, and Rika is immediately struck by their paintings on a cloth made of bark.

'Rika and Leonard are also confronted with the new university in Moresby, where intellectual ambition and the idealism of youth are creating friction among locals such as Milton - a hot-headed young playwright - and visiting westerners, such as Martha, to whom Rika becomes close. But it is when Rika meets brothers Jacob and Aaron that all their lives are changed for ever.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Sticker: Random House Australia Book Month highly recommended.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage Books , 2012 .
      Extent: 432p.
      Description: map
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      • Publication date: 1 May 2012.
      ISBN: 9781741666502 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Developing a Connective Feminine Discourse : Drusilla Modjeska on Women’s Lives, Love and Art Ulla Rahbek , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 16 2015; (p. 101-111)
'This paper discusses the work of the Australian writer and historian Drusilla Modjeska through a focus on the intersections between women‟s lives, love and art, which constitute the central triptych of Modjeska‟s writing. It argues that Modjeska‟s oeuvre unfolds a connective feminine discourse through a development of what the paper calls hinging tropes, discursive connectors that join life, love and art, such as weaving, folding and talking. That connective feminine discourse is indeed central to Modjeska‟s personal and sometimes idiosyncratic feminism.' (Publication summary)
Review : The Mountain Jilly Lippmann , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , December no. 40 2013; (p. 116-117)

— Review of The Mountain Drusilla Modjeska , 2012 single work novel
List Confirms Writing Vigour William Yeoman , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2 July 2013; (p. 6-7)
Female Shortlist a Fitting Tribute to an Early Feminist Elizabeth Webby , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 June 2013; (p. 35)
Literary Award Takes a Critical Leap Forward Geordie Williamson , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 June 2013; (p. 12)
Untitled Andrew Wilkins , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , February/March vol. 91 no. 7 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of The Mountain Drusilla Modjeska , 2012 single work novel
In Peak Form Diane Stubbings , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 April 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of The Mountain Drusilla Modjeska , 2012 single work novel
Worth the Uncomfortable Climb Eleanor Limprecht , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 6 May 2012; (p. 19) The Sunday Age , 6 May 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of The Mountain Drusilla Modjeska , 2012 single work novel
New Territory Gillian Dooley , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 341 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Mountain Drusilla Modjeska , 2012 single work novel
Noted : The Mountain Robyn Annear , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 78 2012; (p. 63)

— Review of The Mountain Drusilla Modjeska , 2012 single work novel
Her Wildest Imagination Marc McEvoy , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 5 May 2012; (p. 32-33) The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 May 2012; (p. 4-5)
Literary Award Takes a Critical Leap Forward Geordie Williamson , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 June 2013; (p. 12)
Female Shortlist a Fitting Tribute to an Early Feminist Elizabeth Webby , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 June 2013; (p. 35)
List Confirms Writing Vigour William Yeoman , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2 July 2013; (p. 6-7)
Developing a Connective Feminine Discourse : Drusilla Modjeska on Women’s Lives, Love and Art Ulla Rahbek , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 16 2015; (p. 101-111)
'This paper discusses the work of the Australian writer and historian Drusilla Modjeska through a focus on the intersections between women‟s lives, love and art, which constitute the central triptych of Modjeska‟s writing. It argues that Modjeska‟s oeuvre unfolds a connective feminine discourse through a development of what the paper calls hinging tropes, discursive connectors that join life, love and art, such as weaving, folding and talking. That connective feminine discourse is indeed central to Modjeska‟s personal and sometimes idiosyncratic feminism.' (Publication summary)
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