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The Best of 2011 Boxset

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  • THREE BOOKS IN ONE BOX SET

    THE BEST AUSTRALIAN ESSAYS 2011

    'Turn the page and hear the voices within . . . ' - RAMONA KOVAL

    The Best Australian Essays 2011 offers up bliss and illumination in equal measure – from the pleasures of the flesh to the events that convulsed the world in a year of change. Paul Kelly meditates on Frank Sinatra, and Robert Manne excavates the past and thoughts of Julian Assange. Inga Clendinnen dreams on cricket, and Anna Krien delves into the saga of the St Kilda schoolgirl. There is Peter Robb on Italian food, Anthony Lane on News of the World. Gail Bell on rats and Richard Flanagan on photography. This is a collection with something for everyone that never wavers in its quality.

    Gillian Mears Youthful Desire · David Malouf Happiness in the Flesh · Nicolas Rothwell Catastrophe in the Kimberley · Robert Manne Julian Assange · Anthony Lane Phone Hacking · M.J. Hyland Trial by Internet · Craig Sherborne Inside Jobs · Anna Krien Sex and Footy · Peter Conrad Chis Lilley · Inga Clendinnen Cricket Memories · Gail Bell In the Rat Room · Helen Elliott Distraction · Morris Lurie On Not Writing · Maria Tumarkin An Historian Gone Wrong · Andrew Sant Self-knowledge · Shakira Hussein Nine-Eleven-itis · Lian Hearn Japan after the Earthquakes · Amanda Lohrey David Walsh and MONA · Paul Kelly Frank Sinatra · Peter Robb Real Italian Food · Clive James On Broadway · Delia Falconer Sweating in Sydney · Richard Flanagan Two Outsider Artists · Andrew O'Hagan Going West

    THE BEST AUSTRALIAN STORIES 2011

    'Great short stories have a power like a depth charge, subtext roiling up to the surface at precisely the right moment.' - CATE KENNEDY

    In The Best Australian Stories 2011, Cate Kennedy presents the most outstanding short fiction of the past year.

    These stories take us deep into our past, into strange and surprising parallel universes, and into unexplored corners of the present. Wonderfully exlectic and brimming with new and familiar voices, this is an ideal companion for summer and a perfect introduction to Australia's finest storytellers.

    · Chris Womersley · Karen Hitchcock · Nicholas Jose · Debra Adelaide · Mark Dapin · Marle Day · Louis Nowra · Rodney Hall · Favel Parrett · Mark O'Flynn · Jennifer Mills · Tim Richards · Gretchen Shirm · Michael Sala · Joanne Riccioni · Julie Chevalier · Russell King · Deborah FitzGerald · Rebecca Giggs · Nick Smith · Sarah Holland-Batt · Penny O'Hara · Stephanie Buckle · Kate Rotherham · Miriam Sved · Karen Manton · Sharon Kent · Leah Swann · Catherine Cole · Liam Davison · Marion Halligan

    THE BEST AUSTRALIAN POEMS 2011

    What a rich, strange and diverse lot these poems turned out to be . . . I suspect that these baroque and potent imaginings can only have come into existence as fragments of dreams or nightmares. - JOHN TRANTER

    In The Best Australian Poems 2011, celebrated poet John Tranter selects the most vigorous, varied and interesting poems of the last year. This sparkling collection shines a light on the phantasmagorial nature of poetry, evoking images, transformations and events that range from the playful to the melancholy by way of exuberance and satire. Featuring award-winning poems alongside brand-new works, as well as a mix of emerging and renowned poets, this is a volume of surreal beauty and emotional resonance.

    POETS INCLUDE:

    · Robert Adamson · Ali Alizadeh · Jude Aquilina · Ken Bolton · Pam Brown · Joanne Burns · Sarah Day · Bruce Dawe · Kate Fagan · Michael Farrell · Angela Gardner · Geoff Goodfellow · Lisa Gorton · Jennifer Harrison · Sarah Holland-Batt · Jill Jones · Cate Kennedy · Andy Kissane · Mike Ladd · Kate Lilley · Jennifer Maiden · David McCooey · Les Murray · Ouyany Yu · Felicity Plunkett · Peter Rose · Gig Ryan · Jaya Savige · Thomas Shapcott · Craig Sherborne · Pete Spence · Peter Steele · Maria Takolander · Andrew Taylor · Tim Thorne · Chris Wallace-Crabbe · Alan Wearne and many more . . .

  • ISBN: 9781863955508
    ISBN-10: 186395550X
    Publisher: Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited
    Format: Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound
    Language: English
    Audience: General