Ray Parkin on a POW's Survival
By (author) Ray Parkin
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Ray Parkin on a POW's Survival by Ray Parkin
Book DescriptionAt risk of death, prisoner of war Ray Parkin secretly kept a journal of the months in 1943-44 he spent working on the Thai-Burma Railway. His account, first published as ""Into the Smother"", received international acclaim for its restrained but realistic depiction of POWs living, working and dying in a Japanese camp deep in the Thai jungle. It was hailed by the legendary literary critic Max Harris as 'probably the finest POW writing in English'. ""The MUP Masterworks"" series celebrates distinguished Australian writers and ideas. Each volume contains an extract from a literary work of enduring influence and popular appeal.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780522851960
(183mm x 112mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Ray Parkin
H.M 'Bark Endeavour', Paperback (November 2006)
Features Ray Parkin's acclaimed and multi-award winning study of Captain James Cook's bark Endeavour. This book presents an account of a great journey of discovery - Endeavour's voyage up the east coast of New Holland (Australia) in the year 1770 - and aims to re-create the experience of being on board ship.
Ray Parkin's Wartime Trilogy, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by Ray Parkin
A classic wartime trilogy originally published in the 1960s, this book is the author's account of his service on HMAS Perth, his account of life as a POW in Burma and coal mining in Nagasaki before the atom bomb freed them.
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