Posts made in June, 2012

Beyond is Anything

Posted by on Jun 24, 2012 in Malley | Comments Off on Beyond is Anything

Beyond is Anything

The book Beyond is Anything by David Malley purports to tell the story of a “real” Ern Malley – although Malley was not his real surname – who had a “real” sister Ethel, and who with his “real” wife Lois had a son David who perhaps wrote the book.  The story goes that Ern grew up with Jim McAuley and that the poems published in Angry Penguins were actually written by Ern, who left them with Lois during the war asking her to give them to McAuley to get...

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“Autumn Laing” – an appreciation

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Heide, Nolan | 0 comments

“Autumn Laing” – an appreciation

  Seldom, I suspect, has an Australian novel met with the rapturous critical acclaim showered on Autumn Laing, Alex Miller’s latest and seemingly greatest offering.  When it appeared late last year there were accolades aplenty: ‘a novel of bravura intensity and insight,’ …. ‘inhabited by characters whose reality challenges our own.’ …. ‘a novel in which facts are forever being bent to the service of ideas,’ …. ‘a...

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