A History of Books

A History of Books

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This new work by Gerald Murnane is a fictionalised autobiography told in thirty sections, each of which begins with the memory of a book that has left an image on the writer's mind. The titles aren't given but the reader follows the clues, recalling in the process a parade of authors, the great, the popular, and the now - forgotten. The images themselves, with their scenes of marital discord, violence and madness, or their illuminated landscapes that point to the consolations of a world beyond fiction, give new intensity to Murnane's habitual concern with the anxieties and aspirations of the writing life, in the absence of religious belief. A History of Books is accompanied by three shorter pieces of fiction which play on these themes, featuring the writer at different ages, as a young boy, a teacher, and an old recluse.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 196.85 x 254 x 12.95mm | 553.38g
  • ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
  • Richmond, BC, Canada
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • [Large Print]
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1459649184
  • 9781459649187
  • 598,305

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