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12 Edmonstone Street

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"Malouf's perceptions are deep and his use of language quite wonderful" -- Ian Buruma --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

David Malouf is an internationally acclaimed author. His books include the novels The Great World (winner of the Commonwealth Writers' prize and the Prix Femina Etranger), Remembering Babylon (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), An Imaginary Life, Conversations at Curlow Creek, and his latest, Ransom (winner of the Criticos Prize), the short story collections Dream Stuff ('These stories are pearls' Spectator), and Every Move You Make ('Rare and luminous talent' Guardian), and his autobiographical classic 12 Edmondstone Street. His Collected Stories won the 2008 Australia-Asia Literary Award. In 2008 Malouf was the Scottish Arts' Council Muriel Spark International Fellow. Born in 1934 in Brisbane, he now lives in Sydney. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Unknown Binding: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (1986)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0007C1XIO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,581,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Malouf takes the reader on an in-depth journey testing his memory of his first home, family and friends. An enjoyable experience in which he not only recalls facts relating to what he had imagined to have taken in as a child (memory can play tricks on the individual) but he recalls facets of social change and challenges as well as amusing details of friends features and habits. This ability to understand culture is taken further when he describes his experience In Italy. Further life experiences are described in great detail and humour. A delightful expose of certain periods of the author's life fascinates the reader to the end.
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Evocation of a different Australia. Childhood memories of a home lovingly written.

Then onto Tuscany and a different life.

Why then India? Too brief - or was it necessary?

Although personal reminiscences of places, I longed to hear more of David.
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Brilliant, as always!
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Oh gosh I was disappointed in this book! I had to track it down because I was really inspired to read it by my interest in all things Australian recently. But..... this is not an autobiography in any sense of the word; it consists of bits and pieces of information about places where Malouf has lived over the years, and the writing seems almost flight of fancy.... I guess it's based on truth? I was very disappointed because of ALL the fabulous autobiographical writing to come out of Australia. This doesn't measure up by a long shot. Sorry. I hate to give poor reviews, but I also hate being disappointed in books....
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