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Invisible Yet Enduring Lilacs Free download ¾ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ck White Literary AwardDelicately argued and finely written they describe his dislocated youth in the suburbs of Melbourne and rural Victoria in the 1950s his debt to writers as unlike as Adam Lindsay Gordon Marcel Prous. Pending a ReviewMICROFICTIONAssembled from the Archives of Gerald MurnaneThe Three Archives of Gerald MurnanehttpwwwmusicandliteratureorgfeaPeter Craven Thinks I Could Win the Nobel Prize Helen Garner Doesn tHelen Garner phoned me and said The Plains was male chauvinist word porn but that like all porn it created an appetite for woman that it couldn t satiate Paradoxically she complained that the film maker didn t even kiss the seventh land owner s wife How gutless of me I hate novelists who moonlight as literary critics reviewing other writers work Is this woman crazy I rebuffed Helen Garner with much force I told her that she s unreadable Then I told her to fuck off She hung up on me I immediately phoned Imre Salusinzski and we got together over a few bottles of Egri Bikaver Much obscene humour from Imre Salusinzski Egeshegedre When I Dream I Dream About YouI dream a prophetic dream I take a great risk I court another man s wife Now two women bother me My wife nearly stops me from writing EMERALD BLUE My students write comments about me I fall out with an arrogant student of mine Should I tell Literature to get fucked I give up writing fiction again I resume when I win the Patrick White thing The Truth About MeA day in the life of GM 3 4000 words about naked females I distract myself with the burning issues of contemporary Australian culture Bill Henson artist or pornographer Gerald Murnane erratic or erotic craftsman EitherOr As if you can t be both I write so that you might imagine Female masturbation for example how I spend the last hour of every day Wimoweh Now the lion can sleep tonight GM is a character in a novel I m a very strange fellow But the implied author is stranger He imagines me having any woman I wantRead Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Gerald Murnane
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Invisible Yet Enduring Lilacs Free download ¾ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free This collection of essays leads the reader into the curious and eccentric imagination of Gerald Murnane one of the masters of contemporary Australian writing author of the classic novel The Plains and winner of the Patri. This was my first experience of Gerald Murnane I found myself having a kind of internal discussion at about a uarter of the way through Much of the book is about writing there are essays about other authors and essays about Murnane s own writing and I was having an internal debate about whether it would have been better to first experience Murnane s books that he is writing about before reading his thoughts about writing them The deed is done now of course so there is no way to know my first experience of Murnane is of his thoughts about writing rather than of his writingThere s a reason I was having this internal discussion with myself After finding the first couple of essays enjoyable to read because Murnane s style is very different to things I have read before by about the fourth or fifth essay I was beginning to find that style somewhat annoyingThis is a collection of essays that take us into Murnane s mind which is an unusual place He sees things in a different way and has particular way of translating his thoughts into words on a page We open with some thoughts about Adam Lindsay Gordon and then Jack Kerouac Murnane s writing has little in common with Kerouac s but he finds a bond between them in the world of horse racing Horse racing is a recurring theme leading to the uote that the publisher s website has extracted to blurb the book Someone has written that all art aspires to the condition of music My experience is that all art including all music aspires to the condition of horse racingI think there s probably no middle ground with Murnane he has a very unusual writing style that readers will either love or hate I have little knowledge of him as I ve already admitted but I had heard before reading this that he was known for his sentences which are invariably grammatically correct and which as he explains in an early essay here he works on individually not moving on to the next sentence until he has made the one he is working on sound right when he reads it aloud This did make me wonder when I read it It made me think about my own approach to reading and what I enjoy I am known for a degree of pedantry when it comes to grammar but one thing I began to realise as I read this was that even I can have too much of a good thing I began to long for a sentence when he would just relax for a moment and let it flow Also I realised I don t place so much value on individual sentences I am happy to read less than perfect sentences if they combine with those around them to create a good impression overallSo overall this was a bit of a disappointment for me I thought I was going to enjoy the book a lot than I did but I did find food for thought about my own reading preferencesThis link takes you to a page that discusses the book and also includes notes on each essay
- Invisible Yet Enduring Lilacs
- Gerald Murnane
- 08 September 2019