A Haunted Land

A Haunted Land None

  • Title: A Haunted Land
  • Author: Randolph Stow
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  • Page: 178
  • Format: Hardcover
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      Randolph Stow

    About Author

    1. Born in Geraldton, Western Australia, Randolph Stow attended Geraldton Primary and High schools, Guildford Grammar School, the University of Western Australia, and the University of Sydney During his undergraduate years in Western Australia he wrote two novels and a collection of poetry, which were published in London by Macdonald Co He taught English Literature at the University of Adelaide, the University of Western Australia and the University of Leeds He also worked on an Aboriginal mission in the Kimberley, which he used as background for his third novel To the Islands Stow further worked as an assistant to an anthropologist, Charles Julius, and cadet patrol officer in the Trobriand Islands In the Trobriands he suffered a mental and physical breakdown that led to his repatriation to Australia Twenty years later, he used these last experiences in his novel Visitants.Stow s first visit to England took place in 1960, after which he returned several times to Australia Tourmaline, his fourth novel, was completed in Leeds in 1962 In 1964 and 1965 he travelled in North America on a Harkness Fellowship, including a sojourn in Aztec, New Mexico, during which he wrote one of his best known novels, The Merry Go Round in the Sea While living in Perth WA in 1966 he wrote his popular children s book Midnite.From 1969 to 1981 he lived at East Bergholt in Suffolk in England, his ancestral county, and he used traditional tales from that area to inform his novel The Girl Green as Elderflower The last decades of his life he spent in nearby Harwich, the setting for his final novel The Suburbs of Hell He last visited Australia in 1974.His novel To the Islands won the Miles Franklin Award for 1958 1 He was awarded the Patrick White Award in 1979 As well as producing fiction, poetry, and numerous book reviews for The Times Literary Supplement, he also wrote libretti for musical theatre works by Peter Maxwell Davies.A considerable number of Randolph Stow s poems are listed in the State Library of Western Australia online catalogue 2 with indications where they have been anthologised.

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    1. See message 6 of the Netherlands Flanders group Spring Challenge 2014 for a review in Dutch.The story is about a fairly well to do family on a farm near Geraldton WA , Australia, and takes place during the turn of the 19th 20th century After the death of the mother, the father sends his three youngest children, two girls and a boy, off to school in Melbourne, while he keeps the eldest two, two boys of 16 and 18, at home By far the largest part of the story is told by Adelaide, the middle one of [...]


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