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Issue Details: First known date: 1937... 1937 Sun Across the Sky
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    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Collins ,
      1937 .
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Macmillan ,
      1937 .
Alternative title: Il sole nel cielo
Language: Italian

Works about this Work

‘This Long and Shining Finger of the Sea Itself’ : Sydney Harbour and Regional Cosmopolitanism in Eleanor Dark’s Waterway Melinda J. Cooper , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 17 no. 1 2017;

'In Eleanor Dark’s novel Waterway (1938), Professor Channon is prompted by the ominous international headline ‘Failure of Peace Talks’ to imagine the world from a global perspective (120). Channon feels himself metaphorically ‘lifted away from the earth … seeing it from an incredible distance, and with an incredible, an all-embracing comprehension’ (119-20). This move outward from a located perspective to ‘a more detached overview of a wider global space’ signifies a cosmopolitan viewpoint, ‘in which the viewing subject rises above the placebound attachments of the nation-state to take the measure of the world as a wider totality’ (Hegglund 8-9). Yet even this global view is mediated by Channon’s position from within ‘a great island continent alone in its south sea’ (121). Gazing from a ‘vast distance,’ he views Europe as ‘the patches where parasitic man had lived longest and most densely,’ and from which humankind ‘went out to infect fresh lands’ (120). This description of old world Europe as ‘parasitic’ provides a glimpse of resistant nationalism, reflecting Channon’s location within one of the ‘fresh lands’ affected by colonisation. Channon is ultimately unable to sustain a ‘Godlike’ perspective in this scene, desiring ‘nothing but to return’ to local place (121). Although his view initially ‘vaults beyond the bounds of national affiliation’ (Alexander and Moran 4), this move outward does not ‘nullify an affective attachment to the more grounded locations of human attachment’ (Hegglund 20). Channon’s return to the ‘shabby home … of his own humanity’ brings a renewed sense of connection to ‘the sun-warmed rail of the gate’ and ‘the faint breeze [which] ruffled the hair back from his forehead’ (122).' (Introduction)

The Poet in Her Past : Eleanor Dark and Christopher Brennan Helen O'Reilly , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 75 no. 2 2016; (p. 217-223)
Helen O'Reilly'identifies the role of Dark's father's great friend, Christopher Brennan, in her 1937 novel Sun Across the Sky.' (Editorial, 7)
y separately published work icon Time and Memory in the Novels of Eleanor Dark Helen O'Reilly , Kensington : 2009 Z1596660 2009 single work thesis

'In this thesis I will demonstrate that Eleanor Dark's over-riding themes are time and memory. Time informs the structure of her novels, she juxtaposes past and present. Memory in all its aspects, personal, cultural, racial dominates both her contemporary novels and The Timeless Land trilogy. The thesis considers Dark's fiction in sequence to chart her treatment oftime and memory.

'Simultaneously Dark was reaching into her own reservoir of memory and transfiguring her own experience in the characters, events and locations of her novels. In this oblique way, and through this unique form of modelling, Dark reveals little known areas of her life. Biographically Dark remains elusive; the surface events of her life are well documented but do not account for the drama of her character portrayals, the immediacy of her perceptions of the natural world, her deep intellectual responses to art, literature and politics, as well as her preoccupation with time.

'It is my contention that Dark's creative thrust was inwards; she developed the inner processes of memory and imagination. Time and memory cohere in her novels; under scrutiny they bring new interpretations to her work, and new insights into her life.' (Author's abstract)

Linda's Linoleum : Visual Imaging in Eleanor Dark's 'Prelude to Christopher'. Helen O'Reilly , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 68 no. 1 2008; (p. 95-103)
y separately published work icon Eleanor Dark : A Writer's Life Barbara Brooks , Judith Clark , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1998 Z307927 1998 single work biography
Recent Books : Digest of the Month's Reading G. F. , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian Book News and Library Journal , December vol. 1 no. 6 1946; (p. 261)

— Review of Six Times Six : Poems Yvonne Webb , 1940-1949 selected work poetry ; Sun Across the Sky Eleanor Dark , 1937 single work novel ; Waterway Eleanor Dark , 1938 single work novel ; Return to Coolami Eleanor Dark , 1936 single work novel
1937 in English Literature: Good Novels by Women 1938 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 11 February vol. 10 no. 2 1938; (p. 22)

— Review of Sun Across the Sky Eleanor Dark , 1937 single work novel
Reprint of review attributed to Doreen Wallace in the Sunday Times.
'What do I know...?' 1937 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 September 1937; (p. 7)

— Review of Sun Across the Sky Eleanor Dark , 1937 single work novel
Sun Across the Sky L. Pruette , 1937 single work review
— Appears in: Herald Tribune , 31 October 1937;

— Review of Sun Across the Sky Eleanor Dark , 1937 single work novel
Eleanor Dark's New Novel 1937 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 September vol. 58 no. 3006 1937; (p. 8)

— Review of Sun Across the Sky Eleanor Dark , 1937 single work novel
The Progress of Eleanor Dark G. A. Wilkes , 1951 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 12 no. 3 1951; (p. 139-148)
Linda's Linoleum : Visual Imaging in Eleanor Dark's 'Prelude to Christopher'. Helen O'Reilly , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 68 no. 1 2008; (p. 95-103)
Outstanding New Publications and Best Sellers 1937 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 October vol. 9 no. 10 1937; (p. 156)
y separately published work icon Time and Memory in the Novels of Eleanor Dark Helen O'Reilly , Kensington : 2009 Z1596660 2009 single work thesis

'In this thesis I will demonstrate that Eleanor Dark's over-riding themes are time and memory. Time informs the structure of her novels, she juxtaposes past and present. Memory in all its aspects, personal, cultural, racial dominates both her contemporary novels and The Timeless Land trilogy. The thesis considers Dark's fiction in sequence to chart her treatment oftime and memory.

'Simultaneously Dark was reaching into her own reservoir of memory and transfiguring her own experience in the characters, events and locations of her novels. In this oblique way, and through this unique form of modelling, Dark reveals little known areas of her life. Biographically Dark remains elusive; the surface events of her life are well documented but do not account for the drama of her character portrayals, the immediacy of her perceptions of the natural world, her deep intellectual responses to art, literature and politics, as well as her preoccupation with time.

'It is my contention that Dark's creative thrust was inwards; she developed the inner processes of memory and imagination. Time and memory cohere in her novels; under scrutiny they bring new interpretations to her work, and new insights into her life.' (Author's abstract)

Australian Writers : 4 : Eleanor Dark M. Barnard Eldershaw , 1937 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 November vol. 58 no. 3014 1937; (p. 50)
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