A Traveler's Literary Companion
Edited by Robert Ross
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Australia by Robert Ross
Book DescriptionA companion to the literature of Australia, this book takes the reader on a journey through the continent in 25 stories, ranging from the colonial period to contemporary Australia. The stories evoke the mysterious outback, the gum trees, kangaroos and dingoes, and the busy streets of Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, as well as some colourful Australian characters.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781883513054
(185mm x 130mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Whereabouts Press
Publisher: Whereabouts Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Ross
Borders of Race in Colonial South Africa, Paperback (February 2016)
This book provides a detailed narrative of the Kat River Settlement in the Eastern Cape of South Africa during the nineteenth century.
Twenty-First Century Seapower, Paperback (February 2014)
This text offers an assessment of the naval policies of emerging naval powers, and the implications for maritime security relations and the global maritime order. This work explores the underlying sources of maritime ambition through an analysis of various historical cases of naval expansionism.
Marty Feldman: The Biography of a Comedy Legend, Hardback (August 2011)
Mike Myers thinks he was 'a genius', while John Cleese regards him as 'a true cultural icon'. He was an architect of British comedy, paving the way for Monty Python, and then became a major Hollywood star, forever remembered as lgor in Young Frankenstein. His name was Marty Feldman. This title tells his story.
Cambridge History of South Africa, Hardback (August 2011)» View all books by Robert Ross
This book pulls together four decades of scholarship to present a detailed overview of South Africa during the twentieth century.
US Kirkus Review » The latest volume in a generally excellent series gathers 25 stories and novel excerpts from the continent whose influential early writers - such as Katharine Susannah Prichard and Henry Lawson - will be new to most American readers. Their stories, along with written versions of indigenous aboriginal tales and impressive work from contemporaries like Thea Astley and Elizabeth Jolley, are accompanied by several superb fictions from Australia's most well-known writers: Tim Winton's lively "Thomas Awkner Floats," David Malouf's "A Medium" (a compact counterpart of the studies of introverted adolescence common in his novels), and Nobel laureate Patrick White's flinty "The O'Dowds at Home" (from his novel The Tree of Man) are the best things in the book. (Kirkus Reviews)
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