The Great World

Malouf David

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Chatto And Windus
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 1990
Edition: First Edition

Description: 330 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: The Great World is a remarkable novel of self-knowledge and of fall from innocence, of survival and witness. Absorbed by the twentieth-century history of Australian life, the novel focuses on the unlikely friendship of two men who meet as POWs of the Japanese during WWII: Digger Keen, and Vic Curran. For both men, war was supposed to be a testing ground of masculine and nationalist virtue. Instead, it becomes an ordeal that lays bare the painful reality which lies behind a nations myth of itself. The rare serious novel that doesnt condescend to its characters, this book has a limpidity and an elliptical sense of time that save it from becoming a blockbuster-style epicdespite having some of that forms easy pleasuresand render it poetic.�The New Yorker

ISBN: 9780701134150

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