That Eye The Sky

Author: Tim Winton
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330528017
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A tale about a boy’s vision of the world beyond, and the blurry distinctions between the natural and supernatural. At twelve years old, Morton – Ort for short – is not quite a child, but not yet an adult; his isolated outback world is an intriguing combination of boyish innocence, adolescent confusion and burgeoning awareness. When his father is seriously injured in a car crash, however, that world is suddenly thrown into complete disarray and the whole family have to adjust. As Ort, his sister, mother and grandmother are struggling to come to terms with what has happened, a stranger appears in their midst. Preaching God’s word, Henry Warburton’s unexpected arrival seems eerily prescient, at a time when the family most need a helping hand, and Henry quickly makes himself indispensable. In fact, for Ort in particular, it is Henry’s presence, perhaps more even than his father’s accident, that brings the greatest change to his world. ‘Towards the end of the novel Ort prays for a miracle: “Funny when you talk to God. He’s like the sky . . . Never says anything. But you know he listens.” Though God hasn’t answered Ort yet, Mr. Winton convinces us he might’ New York Times ‘The great strength of the novel is in the way the grotesque contrasts and parallels in human life are spread out, examined and accepted’ Los Angeles Times

The Fiction Of Tim Winton

Author: Lyn McCredden
Editor: Sydney University Press
ISBN: 1743325037
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In The Fiction of Tim Winton, Lyn McCredden explores the work of a major Australian author who bridges the literary–popular divide. Tim Winton has won the Miles Franklin Literary Award a record four times and has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His novels and short stories are widely studied in schools and universities, and have been lauded by critics both in Australia and internationally. Unusually for an Australian literary author, he is also one of the country’s most enduringly popular writers: Cloudstreet was voted “Australia’s favourite book” in a poll conducted by the ABC, his books regularly appear on bestseller lists, and his stories have been adapted for the stage, television, cinema and opera. In this wide-ranging study of Winton’s work and career, McCredden considers how Winton has sustained a strong mainstream following while exploring complex themes and moving between genres. Attending to both secular and sacred frames of reference, she considers his treatment of class, gender, place, landscape and belonging, and shows how a compassion for human falling and redemption permeates his work. She demonstrates how his engagement with these recurring ideas has deepened and changed over time, and how he has moved between – and challenged – the categories of the “popular” and the “literary”.

Australian Voices

Author: Ray Willbanks
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292785585
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Contemporary Australian fiction is attracting a world audience, particularly in the United States, where a growing readership eagerly awaits new works. In Australian Voices, Ray Willbanks goes beyond the books to their authors, using sixteen interviews to reveal the state of fiction writing in Australia—what nags from the past, what engages the imagination for the future. Willbanks engages the writers in lively discussions of their own work, as well as topics of collective interest such as the past, including convict times; the nature of the land; the treatment of Aborigines; national identity and national flaws; Australian-British antipathy; sexuality and feminism; drama and film; writing, publishing, and criticism in Australia; and the continuous and pervasive influence of the United States on Australia. The interviews in Australian Voices are gossipy, often funny, and always informative, as Willbanks builds a structured conversation that reveals biography, personality, and significant insight into the works of each writer. They will be important for both scholars and the reading public.

Art And Visual Perception

Author: Rudolf Arnheim
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520243835
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Gestalt theory and the psychology of visual perception form the basis for an analysis of art and its basic elements

Cloudstreet

Author: Tim Winton
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447275314
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Cloudstreet is Tim Winton's Miles Franklin award-winning masterpiece. With an introduction by Philip Hensher. Will you look at us by the river! The whole restless mob of us on spread blankets in the dreamy briny sunshine skylarking and chiacking about for one day, one clear, clean, sweet day in a good world in the midst of our living. No. 1 Cloudstreet: a broken-down house on the wrong side of the tracks, a place teeming with memories, with shudders and shadows and spirits. From separate catastrophes, two families – the Pickles and Lambs – flee to the city and find themselves thrown together, forced to start their lives afresh. As they roister and rankle, the place that began as a roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts. Winner of Australia's prestigious Miles Franklin Award, Cloudstreet is Tim Winton's great family drama, a twenty-year story of life and love, full of boisterous energy, joy and heartbreak. His visceral evocation of the Australian landscape is nowhere more extraordinary than in this classic.

Scission

Author: Tim Winton
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330527347
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‘Tim Winton is the real thing: a writer who can photograph a thought and pluck out the beat of a soul on a washing line’ Scotland on Sunday In this, Tim Winton’s first collection of short stories, the world he paints is often harsh and disturbing, inhabited by isolated, unforgiving characters. It is a world at once familiar, filled with the trappings of home and family, and yet also strangely twisted; a world where casual brutality and unexpected death are never far from the surface. Evident in a young girl’s violent temper once the eggs she has so jealously guarded finally hatch, or in the careless indifference of the woman stepping over a soldier’s spreadeagled body, Tim Winton’s world is a place where dysfunction and disorder constantly threaten the equilibrium. But there is compassion and beauty there too – whether it’s in the brush of a father’s hand against his young son’s cheek, or the neighbours who wait patiently to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. ‘Winton is boisterous and lyrical by turns; his sense of sentiment is unerringly accurate, his characters unforgettable. The emotional control exercised over his anarchic world puts Winton in the top drawer of Australian fiction’ Daily Telegraph ‘Winton’s compassionate and humorous writing is nothing short of magnificent. If you can imagine Neighbours taken over by the writing team of John Steinbeck and Gabriel García Márquez, you’re close’ Time Out

In The Winter Dark

Author: Tim Winton
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330527193
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When a man dreams things from the past, you’d think he’d be able to rearrange them in new sequences to please himself. But no. In my dreams, it all happens as it happened, and I see it and be it again and again and the confusion never wears off. People drift to the valley called the Sink out of loneliness, hardship or an affinity with the land. It is an isolated place, with a swamp and an old white bridge and the forest encroaching from all sides. The solitude is tangible. But when a mysterious creature is suddenly on the loose, killing livestock and preying on everyone’s deepest fears, four inhabitants find themselves unexpectedly in one another’s company – with chilling results. ‘Tim Winton’s raw and vibrant language makes the senses jump . . . concentrated, passionate, invigorating writing’ Independent on Sunday ‘A major work by anyone’s standards . . . mysterious, painful and beautiful’ Washington Post

An Open Swimmer

Author: Tim Winton
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330526715
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‘Winton’s writing is a heady blend of muscular description, deep sentiment and metaphysics’ Sunday Telegraph A fishing trip marks the end of Jerra and Sean’s friendship, although once, when they were younger and more innocent, it would have seemed unbelievable that the bond between them – first forged by their fathers, and later sealed with their blood – could ever be broken. But growing up has meant growing apart, the differences between them widening, sharpening their teasing words into something crueller and less easy to forgive. At once a haunting and a powerful exploration of the horrors and joys of adulthood, An Open Swimmer is also a meditation on past and present, a story of madness and murder, and of the punishing yet redemptive qualities of both fire and water. ‘His elegiac novels are uplifting and cathartic dissections of fractured men and women’ Independent ‘Winton has a fine ear for both intimate and monumental scales of drama’ Evening Standard

Dirt Music

Author: Tim Winton
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330528009
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 'Compelling' Independent 'Beautiful' Sunday Telegraph Georgie Jutland is a mess. At forty, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded with a man she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. She spends her days in isolated tedium and her nights in a blur of vodka and self-recrimination. Until, early one morning, she sees a shadow drifting up the beach below her house. It is Luther Fox, an outcast, a man on the run from his own past. And now here he is stepping into Georgie’s life. He brings hope, maybe even love, but also danger . . . Dirt Music by Tim Winton is a novel about the power of love.

Breath

Author: Tim Winton
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330508415
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‘Exhilarating’ Sunday Times ‘Rapturous’ Sunday Telegraph ‘A remarkable tale of grace and danger’ Financial Times When paramedic Bruce Pike is called out to deal with another teenage adventure gone wrong, he knows better than anyone what happened and how. Thirty years before, that dead boy could have been him. Bruce remembers what it was like to be a risk-taking kid, to feel that thrill and that fear . . . Breath by Tim Winton is the story of Bruce and his best friend Loonie, and the obsession that changed both of their lives. It is about the exhilaration of the sea and the waves, the treacherous addiction to risk, and the intoxicating power of forbidden love.