The Burning Library : Our Great Novelists Lost and Found

The Burning Library Our Great Novelists Lost and Found This book is inspired by anger and hope The anger comes from watching as Australian literature is dismantled by the people charged with preserving the best of our writing for future generations And th

  • Title: The Burning Library : Our Great Novelists Lost and Found
  • Author: Geordie Williamson
  • ISBN: 9781921922985
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book is inspired by anger and hope The anger comes from watching as Australian literature is dismantled by the people charged with preserving the best of our writing for future generations And the hope It grows out of a sense that neither academics nor publishers will rescue our collective literary achievement it falls to ordinary readers to do what we cannotE BThis book is inspired by anger and hope The anger comes from watching as Australian literature is dismantled by the people charged with preserving the best of our writing for future generations And the hope It grows out of a sense that neither academics nor publishers will rescue our collective literary achievement it falls to ordinary readers to do what we cannotE BURNING LIBRARY explores the lives and work of Australian novelists, many of whom have unjustly disappeared from the public imagination Alarmed by the increasingly marginal status of Australian literature in the academy, Williamson has set out to reintroduce us to twenty women and men whose works we may have forgotten or missed altogether His focus is on fiction that gives pleasure, and he is ardent in defence of books that for whatever reason sit uneasily in the present moment.Among the writers Williamson discusses are Dymphna Cusack, Elizabeth Harrower, David Ireland, Olga Masters and Gerald MurnaneE BURNING LIBRARY is a dynamic act of reclamation inspired by Miles Franklin s claim that a nation that fails to acknowledge its literary treasures is neither preserved nor developed, but only defaced.

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    1. Geordie Williamson Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Burning Library : Our Great Novelists Lost and Found book, this is one of the most wanted Geordie Williamson author readers around the world.

    2. this book lit a fire in mewe are very fortunate to have an incredible, young literary history. the market has determined that there is no economic value in preserving it, and it is being neglected and forgotten. this neoliberal attitude to our art, with it's tremendous social value, has become pervasive. not just in the market, our the aisles of bookshops, but in an academic system with overwhelming pressure by market forces and ideologues with an active contempt for the humanities it falls to u [...]

    3. This was originally posted at my blog ifnotread.wordpress/To Mr Williamson,I'm confused. You state your case on the very first page - even before your story begins"This book is inspired by anger and hope. The anger comes from watching as Australian literature is dismantled by the people charged with preserving the best of our writing for future generations. And the hope? It grows out of a sense that neither academics nor publishers will rescue our collective literary achievement - it falls to or [...]

    4. Since 2008 Geordie Williamson has been the Chief Literary Critic for The Australian, although his essays and reviews have been appearing in major papers and journals for much longer. In 2011, he was awarded the Pascall Prize for criticism, the only major prize for critical writing and review in Australia, further cementing his reputation. Now he has published a book of his own, The Burning Library, a collection of essays that celebrates some of Australian literature’s best writers and mourns t [...]

    5. A book to digest and enjoy slowly while reflecting on the depth and breadth of Australian fiction. Some of the authors are still with us, many are not, so the book gives insights into the social fabric of Australia over the decades of the twentieth century. Although written in a rich and imaginative style – to be appreciated for itself – the book will also make an excellent starting-point research into the authors featured.

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