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The Plains (Text Classics) by [Gerald Murnane, Ben Lerner]

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Editorial Reviews

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"Murnane's Australianness comes through most clearly in The Plains -- considered his masterpiece by many -- which follows an artist seeking patronage from wealthy landowners in a mysterious frontier town, hoping to film the unfilmable secrets of the titular landscape."--Debra Adelaide "New York Times"

"The Plains are a vast place inhabited by wealthy landowners whose prime obsession seems to be preserving history by 'shaping from uneventful days in a flat landscape the substance of myth.' A film-maker arrives to record aspects of their heritage, discovering symbols, stories and parables that transcend spiritual, political or cultural purposes; even the rugged patriarchy of their world is somehow illusory. Deeply mysterious yet grounded in familiar, everyday detail, this novel is an alchemical miracle, converting vision into pure narrative. A stunning achievement . . ."--Debra Adelaide "Sydney Morning Herald" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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"Reading Murnane, one cares less about what is happening in the story and more about what one is thinking about as one reads. The effect of his writing is to induce images in the reader’s own mind, and to hold the reader inside a world in which the reader is at every turn encouraged to turn his or her attention to those fast flocking images."―New York Times --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01MT15LHL
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Text Publishing; 2nd edition (April 3, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 3, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1461 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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3.0 out of 5 stars This book questioned me
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