Hitch-hiking young tourists assailed by a ‘truly woeful Eagles tape’ and trapped in an ancient Merc carrying an impressive haul of hash and coke across the border of France and Spain, does not sound like the stuff of a literary adventure undertaken to meet a highly-regarded poet and man of letters. 688 more words
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#Take 2: A Brief Take on the Australian Novel, by Jean-Francois Vernay, translated by Marie Ramsland
The Last Days of Ava Langdon is an affectionate homage to the Australian author Eve Langley, (1904-1974), but it’s also an homage to eccentricity.
In this generous and respectful fictionalisation of Langley’s life, there’s a boy who lives near Ava who taunts her each time he sees her. 1,077 more words
Yes, you read that title correctly: a book about Australian literature that’s been translated into English. And it’s called A Brief Take because it uses cinematic techniques within the pages of the book. 1,413 more words