A First Place

A First Place

By David Malouf

A collection of personal essays and writing from David Malouf to celebrate his 80th birthday.

A collection of personal essays and writing from David Malouf to celebrate his 80th birthday.

Topography, geography, history. Multiculturalism, referendums, the constitution and national occasions. Parental and grandparental romances, the sensual and bountiful beauty of Brisbane, the mysterious offerings of Queenslander houses, and leaving home. The idea of a nation and the heart of its people. Being Australian and Australia's relationship to the world. Putting ourselves on the map.

All these subjects, and more, are explored from the generous, questioning and original perspective of David Malouf.

At the heart of these pieces is the idea of home, where and what it is. What they illustrate is the formation of a man, an Australian and one of the best writers this country has produced.

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Paperback

9780857984043

March 2, 2015

Vintage Australia

RRP $19.99

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Hardback

9780857984050

March 3, 2014

Knopf Australia

RRP $29.99

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EBook

9780857984067

March 3, 2014

RHA eBooks Adult

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