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Richard Flanagan (1) (1961–)

Autor(a) de The Narrow Road to the Deep North

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About the Author

Richard Flanagan was born in Longford, Tasmania, in 1961. He received a Master of Letters degree from Oxford University. His first novel, Death of a River Guide, won Australia's National Fiction Award. His works include The Sound of One Hand Clapping, The Unknown Terrorist, and four history books. mostrar mais He has received numerous awards including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Gould's Book of Fish, the 2011 Tasmania Book Prize for Wanting, and the 2014 Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. He directed a feature film version of The Sound of One Hand Clapping. He was also shortlisted for the UK Indie Booksellers Award with The Narrow Road to the Deep North. This same title was won the Margaret Scott Prize for best book by a Tasmanian writer 2015. In 2018, The Narrow Road to the Deep North will be made into an international television series. The University of Melbourne has appointed him as the Boisbouvier Founding Chair in Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne, a new professorship to 'advance the teaching, understanding and public appreciation of Australian literature'. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Associated Works

The Best Australian Essays: A Ten-Year Collection (2011) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
The Best Australian Essays 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Best Australian Essays 2011 (2011) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Hebbes 2 : 15 smaakmakers voor het voorjaar — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Home : drawings by Syrian children (2018) — Prefácio — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



ANZAC Challenge January 2015- Richard Flanagan and Fiona Kidman em 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (Janeiro 2015)
Richard Flanagan's 'Wanting' em Australian LibraryThingers (Dezembro 2009)


Overblown. Delectable. I love it. I will never read it again. Very fun in its concrete literature genre. Exhausting. A very good author. A subpar example of his work. All of the above. (Yep, I'm confused.)
therebelprince | outras 45 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
Outstanding. Literary, insightful, entertaining, profound.
PhilipJHunt | outras 5 resenhas | Apr 19, 2024 |
This book will stay in my mind for a long time. Its ostensible hero is Tasmanian Dorrigo Evans, poor boy made good, impossibly prolific philanderer, surgeon drafted into the Army, POW on the Burma Death Railway.

There are so many others though. Ella, whom he seems destined to marry; Amy, his lover and wife of his uncle; Darky Gardiner, surviving as POW against all the odds; Rooster MacNeice, ditto; Jack Rainbow, who succumbs to horrible gangrene; Fukuhara and Nakamura, Japanese officers charged with getting the necessary daily tally of work from the men, whatever the odds.

The story is highly nuanced. Saints are sinners too. The unremittingly evil turn out to have good in their soul as well. By running the story into the years long after the war is over, the long and potent shadow of those POW years is fully revealed.

The richness of the story is in the detail: poetry is a constant refrain; happy details, whether of langorous love making wihh Amy or some other lover, or the almost undealable with pleasure of a bartered duck egg to a POW slave. Details of beatings, constant, gnawing hunger and sickness are vivid but never gratuitous.

This is a fine book, which I shall revisit. Anyone who feels that you can't understand history from novels should give this a go. I've never come nearer to a real appreciation of those years at the Japanese POW camps than I have in this book.
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