Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow

Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow

by Suzanne Falkiner

NOOK Book(eBook)

$13.49 $22.99 Save 41% Current price is $13.49, Original price is $22.99. You Save 41%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow by Suzanne Falkiner

Randolph Stow was one of the great Australian writers of his generation. His novel To the Islands – written in his early twenties after living on a remote Aboriginal mission – won the Miles Franklin Award for 1958. In later life, after publishing seven remarkable novels and several collections of poetry, Stow’s literary output slowed. This biography examines the productive period as well as his long periods of publishing silence. In Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow, Suzanne Falkiner unravels the reasons behind Randolph Stow’s quiet retreat from Australia and the wider literary world. Meticulously researched, insightful and at times deeply moving, Falkiner’s biography pieces together an intriguing story from Stow’s personal letters, diaries, and interviews with the people who knew him best. And many of her tales – from Stow’s beginnings in idyllic rural Australia, to his critical turning point in Papua New Guinea, and his final years in Essex, England – provide us with keys to unlock the meaning of Stow’s rich and introspective works.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781742588339
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 890
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

"Suzanne Falkiner grew up on a sheep station in central New South Wales and now lives in Sydney, where she divides her time between writing, reviewing, editing and occasional travel journalism. Extensively travelled, Suzanne has lived in Paris, Italy, and New York, where she completed postgraduate short courses in Fiction, Non Fiction and Editing at Columbia University in 1985. Suzanne was a finalist in the Australian Vogel Literary Awards in 1980 and 1981, and was among the founding members of Redress Press in the early 1980s."

Table of Contents

1 The 'Monstruous Regiment of Women' 1

2 The Old Stories 17

3 Gerald ton Schooldays 1943-1949 30

4 'Christianity and stale bread': Guildford Grammar School 1950-1952 48

5 St George's College 1953 72

6 St George's College 1954-1955 86

7 St George's College 1956 111

8 Forrest River Mission 1957 143

9 Adelaide University, August 1957 174

10 St Paul's College, University of Sydney, 1958 193

11 'My mare turns back her ears', Geraldton 1958-1959 214

12 Pore Moresby, March 1959 231

13 At Omarakana, May 1959 255

14 Troppo Troppo 277

15 Perth to Hadleigh, 1960-1961 314

16 Perth 1961 334

17 Leeds 1962 346

18 'Western Wind': Scourie, Scotland 1962-1963 368

19 'Simplicities of Summer': Malta, March 1963 381

20 Perth 1963-1964 394

21 New York to New Mexico, August 1964 to May 1965 411

22 Maine to Alaska 1965 436

23 Perth 1966 457

24 12 Bryanston Street, London, and Leeds 1966-1969 470

35 Fishpond Cottage; Canada, May 1969-1971 506

26 Fishpond Cottage; Lédenon, Languedoc, 1972-1973 535

27 Adelaide and Sydney, 1974 550

28 Dairy Farm Cottage, 1975-1979 575

29 Dairy Farm Cottage, March 1979-1980 599

30 Old. Harwich, March 1981-1984 621

31 Harwich 1985-1989 647

32 Harwich 1990-2010 668

33 Wrabness, 9 June 2010 707

A Note 718

Notes 729

Bibliography: Works by Randolph Stow 833

Published Poems by Randolph Stow: First Known Publication 840

Selected Bibliography: Books, Alphabetical 845

Selected Bibliography, Chronological: Interviews, Reviews and Critical Articles 848

Bibliography: Libraries and Archives Consulted 855

Acknowledgments 859

Index 863

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews