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Melbourne Subjective: An anthology of contemporary Melbourne writing Kindle Edition

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Length: 243 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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A critique, homage, future vision and intimate portrait of mundane, marvellous Melbourne. A city of silence and shadows. Performance artist Leigh Bowery bursts out of Sunshine. Past and present pains arrive in trams.

Ghost signs. Football. A young woman opens an all-girl garage in the 20s. A policeman’s suitcase. Bats. A walking clock. A hundred years of screams. A convivial House of Bricks. Poetry. Stories past, true and new.

◊ Cassandra Atherton
◊ Peter Bakowski
◊ Kevin Brophy
◊ Gaylene Carbis
◊ Anne Connor
◊ Geoffrey Dobbs
◊ Helen Elliott
◊ Peter Ellyard
◊ Nick Gadd
◊ Antoni Jach
◊ R.J. King
◊ Carol Middleton
◊ Patricia Poppenbeek
◊ Jane Price
◊ Chris Ringrose
◊ Sue Robertson
◊ Phillip Siggins
◊ Heather Slutzkin
◊ Kaushal Srivastava
◊ Loretta Smith
◊ Jane Sullivan
◊ Alan Wearne
◊ Lea Weaver
◊ Chris Wheat

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6405 KB
  • Print Length: 243 pages
  • Publisher: The Cartridge Family Press (8 August 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MM71N8W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #480,103 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a nicely put together collection of short pieces on contemporary Melbourne. Those familiar with Melbourne will find much that is familiar, comforting and even a little confronting. The contributors are diverse, as are their stories. Kevin Brophy's recreation of the inner North of the sixties has the ring of truth: recollections well remembered and convincingly portrayed. Lea Weaver's vignette of the gangland wars of the first years of this century is well told, and witnesses the humanity she saw in a man known as a killer. Chris Ringrose paints a vivid picture of an artists hangout in Collingwood, seen through the eyes of an English migrant. What he sees there gives him an insight into the character of Australians, different in some significant ways from the English he had left behind.
This is a collection of short stories and can be picked up and put down, consumed piece buy piece. Each story has it's own rewards, but when they have all been read, the picture that remains is of the vibrancy and diversity of the Melbourne many of us know. A worthy addition to anyone's library.
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It has contributions from the authors who are an integral part of life in Melbourne and who have experienced its natural, cultural, artistic and social diversities over decades. It is a mirror of the contemporary history of this great city made of immigrants from across the globe - a historical perspective emerging from the poems and writings of the literary people rather than professional historians. I recommend this book to all readers.
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