The Plains by Gerald Murnane
(New Issues Poetry & Prose)

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The narrator calls the plains “a convenient source of metaphors for those who know that men invent their own meanings.” A provocative, delightful, diverting must-reread.
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This haunting novel is a classic of Australian literature.

A nameless young man arrives on the plains and begins to document the strange and rich culture of the plains families. As his story unfolds, the novel becomes, in the words of Murray Bail, 'a mirage of landscape, memory, love and literature itself'.

'A piece of imaginative writing so remarkably sustained that it is a subject for meditation rather than a mere reading...In the depths and surfaces of this extraordinary fable you will see your inner self eerily reflected again and again.' Sydney Morning Herald

 

About Gerald Murnane

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Gerald Murnane was born in Melbourne in 1939. In addition to The Plains he has published six fiction titles (Tamarisk Row, 1974; A Lifetime on Clouds, 1976; Landscape with Landscape, 1985; Inland, 1988; Velvet Waters, 1990 and Emerald Blue, 1995).He also taught fiction-writing at Deakin University.
 
Published December 4, 2011 by Text Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, History, Law & Philosophy. Fiction
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The narrator calls the plains “a convenient source of metaphors for those who know that men invent their own meanings.” A provocative, delightful, diverting must-reread.

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