Sydney: Knopf, 2014.
First Edition. Signed by Author
22cm x 15cm. x, 350 pages. Grey cloth, black lettering, lettered jacket.
A collection of personal essays and writing from David Malouf to celebrate his 80th birthday. Topography, geography, history. Multiculturalism, referendums, the constitution and national occasions. Parental and grandparental romances, the sensual and bountiful beauty of Brisbane, the mysterious offerings of Queenslander houses, and leaving home. All these subjects, and more, are explored from the generous, questioning and original perspective of David Malouf in this signed first edition copy. At the heart of these pieces is the idea of home, where and what it is. What they illustrate is the formation of a man, an Australian and one of the best writers this country has produced.
Very light soiling/marks/foxing to outside edges, endpapers, occasionally throughout. Near Fine Condition. $50 AUD.