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Border districts / Gerald Murnane.

Border districts / Gerald Murnane.
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ISBN 9781925336542 (paperback)
Author Murnane, Gerald, 1939- author.
Title Border districts / Gerald Murnane.
Publisher/Date Artarmon, NSW : Giramondo Publishing Company, 2017.
Pagination etc. 164 pages ; 20 cm.
Summary Note Border Districts was written after the author moved from Melbourne to a small town on the western edge of the Wimmera plains, near the border with South Australia. The narrator of this fiction has made a similar move, from a capital city to a remote town in the border country, where he intends to spend the last years of his life. It is a time for exploring the enduring elements of his experience, as these exist in his mind, images whose persistence is assured, but whose significance needs to be rediscovered. Readers of Murnane's earlier work will recognise some of these images: the dark-haired young woman at a window; the ancestral house set in grasslands; coloured glass, marbles, goldfish, the outfits of jockeys. Murnane's images often draw their power from the light that falls upon them from a distant or mysterious source. But he also considers the possibility that the mind casts its own light, imbuing the images in the observer's mind with the colours of his soul. As Murnane's narrator declares, `the mind is a place best viewed from borderlands'. In this work, Border Districts also refers to the border country between life and death; and there is another meaning, in the narrator's discovery of others who might share his world, even though they enter it from a different direction, across the border districts which separate, or unite, two human beings.
Subject Country life -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Shelf Location F MURN
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