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First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 15.5cm, 330pp. Signed by David Malouf to a bookplate on the title page. Every city, town and village has its memorial to war. Nowhere are these more eloquent than in Australia, generations of whose young men have enlisted to fight other people's battles - from Gallipoli and the Somme to Malaya and Vietnam. In The Great World David Malouf gives a voice to that experience. Ranging over seventy years of Australian life, from Sydney's teeming King's Cross to the tranquil backwaters of the Hawkesbury River, it is a remarkable novel of self-knowledge and lost innocence, of survival and witness. Condition: This copy is in very good condition. There is some tanning to the pages but they are clean and the binding is firm. The dustwrapper has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve. N° de ref. de la librería 005872
Sinopsis: The Great World is a remarkable novel of self-knowledge and of fall from innocence, of survival and witness. Absorbed by the twentieth-century history of Australian life, the novel focuses on the unlikely friendship of two men who meet as POWs of the Japanese during WWII: Digger Keen, and Vic Curran. For both men, war was supposed to be a testing ground of masculine and nationalist virtue. Instead, it becomes an ordeal that lays bare the painful reality which lies behind a nation's myth of itself.
“The rare serious novel that doesn't condescend to its characters, this book has a limpidity and an elliptical sense of time that save it from becoming a blockbuster-style epic—despite having some of that form's easy pleasures—and render it poetic.”—The New Yorker
From the Back Cover: By the author of 'Remembering Babylon', 'The Great World' is a remarkable novel of self-knowledge and of fall from innocence, of survival and witness.
Título: The Great World (Signed copy)
Editorial: Chatto & Windus
Año de publicación: 1990
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by The Author
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Chatto & Windus, London, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 2nd Impression.. 332 pages, Sighned" David Malouf" on title page. Plastic wrapper. Size: 4 To- Over6"x9". By Author. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 000689
Descripción London, UK: Chatto & Windus, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. F/NF. Light toning to pages. DJ has light edge wear and light scoring. First UK Edition. First Printing. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years . Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto," among other books. SIGNED by Malouf & INSCRIBED to Gatenby, and dated "14.10.90". A unique Association Copy. Inscribed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 026374