Murray Bail's Eucalyptus - BOMB Magazine.
Murray Bail’s Fiction Marie Herbillon Abstract:. In “The Prodigal Son,” his 1958 programmatic essay, Patrick White was the first to castigate what he notoriously named “the Great Australian Emptiness” (157), along with the seemingly related intellectual mediocrity characterising post-War Australia. In the footsteps of his. The Journal of the European Association for Studies of.
The Pages, Murray Bail's latest novel and his first in a decade, is an intermittently engaging satire on the conceits of philosophy and the extremes to which some people will go to gain clarity. At the heart of this convoluted tale is Wesley Antill, an improbable philosophical genius who lived on a sheep farm in New South Wales, silently cogitating in a rusting woolshed while his brother and.
Spatial Linearity and Post-Colonial Parody in Murray Bail. In this essay, I will dwell on the European origins of the trope of linearity and on the role it plays in connection with the geographical dichotomy mentioned above, focusing all along on Bail’s parody of the straight line and on the ontological implications thereof. 1. The Western origins of spatial linearity The straight line.
This essay focuses on my reading of the Australian writer Murray Bail's archived correspondence dating from 1978 to 2001, held in the National Library of Australia. The correspondence is in a set of four mostly mixed boxes, with the exception of one box almost entirely devoted to correspondence about Bail's third novel, Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is about the seductiveness of storytelling, and it.
An Essay towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Language - John Wilkins; Essays in the Public Philosophy - Walter Lippmann; Essential Monet - Vanessa Potts; Est Playing the Game - Carl Frederick; Esther Waters - George Moore; The Eternal Moment - E. M. Forster; Eucalyptus - Murray Bail; Euclid's Elements - Euclid.
What about David Malouf (The Conversations at Curlow Creek), Richard Flanagan (Death of a River Guide), Tim Winton (Dirt Music), Rodney Hall (The Island in the Mind trilogy), Murray Bail (Eucalyptus)? Apparently, Greer has not noticed that a distinctive Australian settler voice that speaks of a deepening attachment to place and locality as the core of identity has emerged in Australian.
Murray Bail is one of the most boldly innovative and intellectually challenging of contemporary writers. He is widely appreciated in his homeland, Australia. Although a casual reading of Bail's work affords shocks, laughter and stimulation aplenty, it usually raises of a host of questions that nag and tantalize readers for years to come. This is a legacy of his unambiguous declaration in.