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To The Islands : Text Classics - Randolph Stow

To The Islands

Text Classics

Paperback Published: 26th August 2015
ISBN: 9781925240290
Number Of Pages: 256

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Exhausted and losing faith, Anglican minister Stephen Heriot abandons his mission in Australia's northwest. Wracked with guilt for his past transgressions, Heriot flees to the vast emptiness of the outback, searching for the islands of the Aboriginal dead. In the soul country of the desert he begins to reflect- was his life's work worthwhile? Are history's crimes also our own? Can any connection to be found in the unrelenting isolation of the land? A Lear-like tale of madness and destruction, To the Islands was heralded for its poetic mastery upon its publication, when Stow was only twenty-two. It went on to win the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the ALS Gold Medal. Stow substantially revised the novel for its republication in 1982. 'To the Islands is a deeply moving and compassionate novel whose message and wisdom is still important today, which is why it deserves to be recognised as an important work of Australian literature.' theconversation.com 'To the Islands is a masterpiece.' ANZ LitLovers

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`To the Islands is a deeply moving and compassionate novel whose message and wisdom is still important today, which is why it deserves to be recognised as an important work of Australian literature.' * theconversation.com *
`To the Islands is a masterpiece.' * ANZ LitLovers *
`Powerful and convincing...An Australian classic.' -- Anthony J. Hassall
`It is a rare pleasure for those of us who are already fans to have these works at our disposal...[Stow was] the most talented and celebrated Australian author of the post-White generation.' * Monthly *
`It should be taken as no commentary on contemporary Oz Lit that I choose Text's fistful of Randolph Stow reissues for my local favourite(s) during 2015. Their appearance reminds us that a gentle, wise, wounded, and immensely talented poet in prose once lived among us.' * Geordie Williamson, Australian Book Review, Books of the Year 2015 *

ISBN: 9781925240290
ISBN-10: 1925240290
Series: Text Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 26th August 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.18

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