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The Resource Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather

Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather

Label
Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather
Title
Thea Astley
Title remainder
Inventing Her Own Weather
Statement of responsibility
Karen Lamb
Title variation
Inventing her own weather
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first biography of one of Australia's most beloved novelists, Thea Astley (1925-2004). Over a 50-year writing career, Astley published more than a dozen novels and short story collections, including The Acolyte, Drylands, and The Slow Natives, and was the first person to win multiple Miles Franklin Awards. With many of her works published internationally, Astley was a trailblazer for women writers. In her personal life, she was renowned for her dry wit, eccentricity, and compassion. Karen Lamb has drawn on an unparalleled range of interviews and correspondence to create a detailed
Summary
This is the first biography of one of Australia's most beloved novelists, Thea Astley (1925-2004). Over a 50-year writing career, Astley published more than a dozen novels and short story collections, including "The Acolyte," "Drylands," and "The Slow Natives," and was the first person to win multiple Miles Franklin Awards. With many of her works published internationally, Astley was a trailblazer for women writers. In her personal life, she was renowned for her dry wit, eccentricity, and compassion. Karen Lamb has drawn on an unparalleled range of interviews and correspondence to create a detailed picture of Thea the woman, as well as Astley the writer. She has sought to understand Astley's private world and how that shaped the distinctive body of work that is Thea Astley's literary legacy
Writing style
Award
Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Nonfiction, 2016.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446863
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
823.10923489
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9617.33.W65 .L384 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
inventing her own weather
Label
Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Cover; Author biography; Title page; Imprint page; Dedication; Contents; Prologue; PART 1 -- THE HINTERLAND; 1 The hinterland of childhood; 2 Suspected of reading; 3 Barjai: A meeting place; 4 We've Freud and Nietzsche at our finger-tips; PART 2 -- DREAM COUNTRY; 5 Dream Country; 6 Jack; 7 The Gorgon of Epping North; 8 An armed neutrality; 9 I merely crave an intelligent buddy; 10 Writing as a neuter; PART 3 -- NORTH OF NOSTALGIA; 11 The oldest senior tutor inthe Commonwealth; 12 North of nostalgia; 13 Living is serial; 14 Jane Austen of the rainforest; PART 4 -- PERSONAL WEATHER
  • 15 Pictures from a family album16 Inventing her own weather; 17 Curving; Epilogue; Acknowledgements; Notes; Further reading; Index; Picture Section
Control code
ocn908671103
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (391 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780702255014
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
630436BE-E886-4AFF-A1A0-13C1A79A7064
Label
Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather
Link
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Cover; Author biography; Title page; Imprint page; Dedication; Contents; Prologue; PART 1 -- THE HINTERLAND; 1 The hinterland of childhood; 2 Suspected of reading; 3 Barjai: A meeting place; 4 We've Freud and Nietzsche at our finger-tips; PART 2 -- DREAM COUNTRY; 5 Dream Country; 6 Jack; 7 The Gorgon of Epping North; 8 An armed neutrality; 9 I merely crave an intelligent buddy; 10 Writing as a neuter; PART 3 -- NORTH OF NOSTALGIA; 11 The oldest senior tutor inthe Commonwealth; 12 North of nostalgia; 13 Living is serial; 14 Jane Austen of the rainforest; PART 4 -- PERSONAL WEATHER
  • 15 Pictures from a family album16 Inventing her own weather; 17 Curving; Epilogue; Acknowledgements; Notes; Further reading; Index; Picture Section
Control code
ocn908671103
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (391 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780702255014
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
630436BE-E886-4AFF-A1A0-13C1A79A7064

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