The Plains

The Plains

by Gerald Murnane


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On their vast estates, the landowning families of the plains have preserved a rich and distinctive culture. Obsessed with their own habitat and history, they hire artisans, writers and historians to record in minute detail every aspect of their lives, and the nature of their land. A young film-maker arrives on the plains, hoping to make his own contribution to the elaboration of this history. In a private library he begins to take notes for a film, and chooses the daughter of his patron for a leading role. Twenty years later, he begins to tell his haunting story of life on the plains.

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ISBN-13: 9781930974289
Publisher: New Issues Poetry and Prose
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Series: New Issues Poetry and Prose Series
Pages: 111
Sales rank: 627,642
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

GERALD MURNANE was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1939. He spent part of his childhood in country districts in the State of Victoria but returned to Melbourne in 1949 and has never since left. During his working life he was at various times an editor and a teacher, and at his retirement he was senior lecturer in fiction writing at Deakin University. He is the author of seven highly praised books of fiction, and in 1999 he received the prestigious Patrick White Literary Award.

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constructivedisorder More than 1 year ago
A strange, compelling book. Very much worth reading.