Larger Than Life

Xavier Herbert
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A masterly and compelling collection of tales about Australia's North from one of the country's literary legends.

A pilot dueling with an eagle; an old woman refusing to flee from bomb-ravaged Darwin; Kaijak the Songman - these are some of the many people that Xavier Herbert brings to life in his tales of Australia's North, from Cairns to Cape York. Ranging in time from early pioneer days to the present, Larger Than Life is a masterly and compelling collection.

Author bio:

Xavier Herbert was one of Australia's leading writers. In 1938 he published his award-winning first novel Capricornia. Herbert's next major work of fiction, Soldiers' Women, was published in 1962. A collection of short stories, Larger Than Life, and Disturbing Element, an autobiography, were both published in 1963. He is perhaps best remembered for his Miles Franklin-winning book Poor Fellow My Country. Published in 1975, this magnificent epic deals with themes of illegitimacy, Australia's postcolonial beginnings and its relationship to Britain, and the terrible treatment and exploitation of the indigenous population.

Known for his insight into, and articulation of, a particularly Australian experience Herbert's writing encompasses complex psychological, historical, social and racial landscapes. He died in 1984.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781743314968
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A&U House Of Books
Pub Date: November 2012
Page Extent: 264
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Short stories

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