A History of Books (Large Print 16pt) (large print)
- Format: Largeprint - Paperback
- Released: 22 October 2012
- Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
- ISBN: 9781459649187-POD
- Category: Large Print Books Fiction Historical fiction
- Availability: A print-on-demand title (usually dispatched within 14 days)
- Our Price: £19.99
- Format(inches): 10x7
- Format(mm): 254x178
- Number Of Pages: 256
- Product Weight: 451gm
- Publisher Statement: large type edition
This new work by Gerald Murnane is a fictionalised autobiography told in thirty sections, each of which begins with the memory of a book that has left an image on the writer's mind. The titles aren't given but the reader follows the clues, recalling in the process a parade of authors, the great, the popular, and the now - forgotten. The images themselves, with their scenes of marital discord, violence and madness, or their illuminated landscapes that point to the consolations of a world beyond fiction, give new intensity to Murnane's habitual concern with the anxieties and aspirations of the writing life, in the absence of religious belief. A History of Books is accompanied by three shorter pieces of fiction which play on these themes, featuring the writer at different ages, as a young boy, a teacher, and an old recluse.
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