A Million Windows

Gerald Murnane

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A kaleidoscopic meditation on the glories and pitfalls of storytelling.
"The house of fiction," wrote Henry James, "has . . . not one window, but a million." Gerald Murnane takes these words as his starting point, and asks: Who, exactly, are that house's residents, and what do they see from their respective rooms? Focusing on the importance of trust and the ever-present risk of betrayal in writing as in life, these nested stories explore the fraught relationships between author and reader, child and parent, boyfriend and girlfriend, husband and wife. Murnane's fiction is woven from images - the reflections of the setting sun on distant windowpanes, seemingly limitless grasslands, a procession of dark-haired women, a clearing in a forest, the colors indigo and silver-grey, and the mysterious death of a young woman - which build to an emotional climax that is all the more powerful for the intricacy of its patterning.

Gerald Murnane has published ten volumes of fiction, including Tamarisk Row, Inland, and A History of Books, and a collection of essays, Invisible Yet Enduring Lilacs. He is a recipient of the Patrick White Literary Award, the Melbourne Prize for Literature, the Adelaide Festival Literature Award for Innovation, and an Emeritus Fellowship from the Literature Board of the Australia Council.


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 200
Erscheinungsdatum 10.05.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-56792-555-5
Verlag David R Godine Publ
Maße (L/B/H) 21.6/13.6/2.2 cm
Gewicht 298 g


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