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The Unknown Industrial Prisoner: Text Classics Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Ireland started out writing poetry and drama but then turned to fiction. His first novel, The "Chantic Bird," was published in 1968. In the next decade he published five further novels, three of which won the Miles Franklin Award: "The Unknown Industrial Prisoner, The Glass Canoe" and "A Woman of the Future."
David Ireland was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1981. In 1985 he received the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal for his novel "Archimedes and the Seagull."
David Ireland lives in New South Wales.
PETER PIERCE is adjunct professor in the School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies at Monash University. He edited "The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia" and "The Cambridge History of Australian Literature," and is the author of "Australian Melodramas: Thomas Keneally's Fiction" and "The Country of Lost Children: An Australian Anxiety." His reviews appear regularly in Australian newspapers. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00CHXD7L2
- Publisher : Text Publishing (26 June 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 1477 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 452 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 419,289 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Set in and around life at the Botany Bay oil refinery, David Ireland takes into a world of facinating individuals who - while extremely different and in some cases hostile - work together in a highly flamible and dangerous environment.
His insight into the way "men" think and behave in such a workplace is remarkable - they all seem to drift through their day like in a dream state .. very surreal and disconnected.
David Ireland deserves the high praise he has received and while this is the only one of his books I have read to date - it rates as one of my favourites.