Description - On David Malouf: Writers on Writers by Nam Le
A thrilling take on one of Australia's most acclaimed writers, David Malouf, which reveals much about literary craft while examining the complexities of the 'Australianness' of his work.
'Here was a very-much-alive half-Lebanese writer (from provincial Brisbane, no less) producing English-language writing of the very first order ... The poetry was in the prose; it stayed and sprung its rhythms, chorded its ideas, concentrated its images. Every other novel claims to be written in "poetic prose"; the real thing, when you come across it, is actually shocking.'
Nam Le takes the reader on a thrilling intellectual ride in this sharp, bold essay. Encompassing identity politics, metaphysics, the relationship between life and art, and the 'Australianness' of Malouf's work, it is unlike anything else written about one of Australia's most acclaimed writers.
In the Writers on Writers series, leading writers reflect on another Australian writer who has inspired and fascinated them. Provocative and crisp, these books start a fresh conversation between past and present, shed new light on the craft of writing, and introduce some intriguing and talented authors and their work.
Also in the Writers on Writers series
Alice Pung on John Marsden
Erik Jensen on Kate Jennings
Christos Tsiolkas on Patrick White
Ceridwen Dovey on J.M. Coetzee
Michelle de Kretser on Shirley Hazzard (forthcoming)
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(188mm x 121mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Black Inc.
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