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ON THOMAS KENEALLY

A thoughtful, nuanced look at Thomas Keneally's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by award-winning journalist Stan Grant, which considers race, representation and Australian history.

Stan Grant is drawn to Thomas Keneally 'for many reasons- we share an Irish heritage and a complicated relationship with religion. I am especially interested in The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, which was a formative novel for me. My family shares a connection with the real Jimmy Governor as well. The book raises questions about non-Indigenous writers tackling Indigenous issues and characters.'

In this eloquent, clear-eyed essay, Grant sheds light on one of Australia's most controversial yet enduringly relevant novels.

LITERARY LION TAMERS

With his unique and entertaining blend of memoir, biography, and literary detective work, Craig Munro recreates the lives and careers of a group of renowned Australian editors and their authors in a narrative spanning from the 1890s to the 1990s.

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Burning the Books

RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK: A History...

Richard Ovenden

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What Noise Against the Cane

Desiree C. Bailey

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The Life of the Author

William Shakespeare

Anna Beer

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Writers' Letters

Jane Austen to Chinua Achebe

Michael Bird

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The Life of the Author

John Milton

Richard Bradford

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Rebel Writers

The Accidental Feminists

Celia Brayfield

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Atlas of Imagined Places

from Lilliput to Gotham City

Matt Brown

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The Bookshop Book

Jen Campbell

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Collected Prose Poems

Gary Catalano

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Big Book of Crosswords 8

300 Quick Crossword Puzzles

Collins Puzzles

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Big Book of Su Doku 8

300 Su Doku Puzzles

Collins Puzzles

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Shakespeare

His Life and Works

Leslie Dunton-Downer

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano...

With a foreword by David Olusoga...

Olaudah Equiano

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In a Word Jigsaw Puzzle

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Gibbs Smith

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A Companion to Ayn Rand

Allan Gotthelf

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Guinness World Records 2022

Guinness World Records

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Murakami Haruki and Our Years of Pilgrimage

Gitte Marianne Hansen

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The Joy of Writing Things Down

The Everyday Zen of Putting Pen...

Megan Hayes

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Starry Night, Blurry Dreams

Visual poetry from the iconic Sally...

Henn Kim

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New York City Jigsaw

500-Piece Puzzle

Anisa Makhoul

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Steve Mann

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Jazz Money

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The Little Book of Jane Austen

A Witty Collection of Universally...

Orange Hippo!

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The Fall at Home

New and Collected Aphorisms

Don Paterson

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The Book of Dog Poems

Ana Sampson

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The Book of Cat Poems

Sarah Maycock

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Humble Pie and Cold Turkey

English Expressions and Their Origins...

Caroline Taggart

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Patrick White's Theatre

Australian Modernism on Stage, 1960-2018...

Denise Varney

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The Life of the Author

Maya Angelou

Linda Wagner-Martin

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Books Promiscuously Read

Reading as a Way of Life

Heather Cass White

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E. O. Wilson

Biophilia, The Diversity Of Life,...

Edward O. Wilson

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The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway

Merve Emre

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A Life in Words

Collected writings from Gallipoli...

Les Carlyon

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How artificial intelligence will...

Jeanette Winterson

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Whisper Songs

Tony Birch

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Homo Irrealis

Andre Aciman

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Dancing on Ropes

Translators and the Balance of History...

Anna Aslanyan

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The Celestial Hunter

Roberto Calasso

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Coffee Break Su Doku Book 4

200 Challenging Su Doku Puzzles...

Collins Puzzles

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Attacking with the Isolated Queen's Pawn

John Emms

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Martial

The World of the Epigram

William Fitzgerald

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Beneath the Tree Line

Jane Gibian

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West-Eastern Divan - Complete, annotated new translation...

bilingual edition

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Au Revoir, Tristesse

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Viv Groskop

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Sweet River

Jack Hibberd

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Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov

Part 2: 1985-1993

Garry Kasparov

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Kalevala

The Epic of the Finnish People

Elias Loennrot

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Writing in the Dark

Bloomsbury, the Blitz and Horizon...

Will Loxley

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Chess

The Art of Logical Thinking: From...

Neil McDonald

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Nine Nasty Words

English in the Gutter - Then, Now,...

John McWhorter

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How to Write a Mystery

A Handbook from Mystery Writers...

Mystery Writers of America

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The House on the Hill

Cesare Pavese

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How Do You Fight a Horse-Sized Duck?

And Other Perplexing Puzzles from...

William Poundstone

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Greek Poems to the Gods

Hymns from Homer to Proclus

Barry B. Powell

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House of Fiction

From Pemberley to Brideshead, Great...

Phyllis Richardson

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The Suitcase

Six Attempts to Cross a Border

Frances Stonor Saunders

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Michele Seminara

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As You Like It

William Shakespeare

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The Tempest

William Shakespeare

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The Chessmaster Checklist

Andrew Soltis

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War of the Beasts and the Animals

Maria Stepanova

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Kidnapped

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Walking the Invisible

Following in the Brontes' Footsteps...

Michael Stewart

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Off Limits

Louise Wakeling

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How the Just So Stories Were Made

The Brilliance and Tragedy Behind...

John Batchelor

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Dancing By The Light of The Moon

Over 250 poems to read, relish and...

Gyles Brandreth

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Of Human Kindness

What Shakespeare Teaches Us About...

Paula Marantz Cohen

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Wicked Enchantment

Selected Poems

Wanda Coleman

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Hoarders

Kate Durbin

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Song of Ourselves

Walt Whitman and the Fight for Democracy...

Mark Edmundson

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Things Are Against Us

Lucy Ellmann

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Sydney Spleen

Toby Fitch

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Dostoyevsky Reads Hegel in Siberia and Bursts into Tears...

Laszlo F. Foldenyi

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Jettatura

Theophile Gautier

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Guarded by Dragons

Encounters with Rare Books and Rare...

Rick Gekoski

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The Guardian All-New Sudoku 1

A collection of more than 200 fiendish...

The Guardian

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The Guardian Quick Crosswords 1

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The Guardian

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The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood

Coral Ann Howells

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Funny Weather

Art in an Emergency

Olivia Laing

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Everybody

A Book About Freedom

Olivia Laing

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The French Defence

Move by Move

Damian Lemos

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The Prince

Brolga Classics

Niccolo Machiavelli

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Prelude & Other Stories

Katherine Mansfield

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Shakespeare and Lost Plays

Reimagining Drama in Early Modern...

David McInnis

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Intimate, low-voiced, delicate things

Esther Ottaway

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Hernando Colon's New World of Books

Toward a Cartography of Knowledge...

Jose Maria Perez Fernandez

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The Handbook for a Happy Cat

Liesbeth Puts

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Big Book of Ultimate Killer Su Doku Book 2

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Richardson Puzzles and Games

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Big Book of Killer Su Doku Book 2

a bumper killer sudoku book for...

Richardson Puzzles and Games

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Writers' & Artists' Guide to How to Write

How to plan, structure and write...

William Ryan

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Gilgamesh

The Life of a Poem

Michael Schmidt

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Letters from a Stoic

The Ancient Classic

Seneca

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Trigger Warning

Maria Takolander

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On Nineteen Eighty-Four

A Biography of George Orwell's Masterpiece...

D. J. Taylor

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The Aeneid

Vergil

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Wings

Catherine Vidler

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A Room of One's Own

The Feminist Classic

Virginia Woolf

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Languages of Truth

Essays 2003-2020

Salman Rushdie

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

In Which Four Russians Give a Master...

George Saunders

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Fifteeners

Jordie Albiston

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Aristotle's Art of Rhetoric

Robert C Aristotle

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$27.95 

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Magnetic Field

The Marsden Poems

Simon Armitage

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Meditations

The Annotated Edition

Marcus Aurelius

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$39.99 

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Shakespearean Rhetoric

A Practical Guide for Actors, Directors,...

Benet Brandreth

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How to Tell a Joke

An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor...

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Late Essays

2006-2017

J. M. Coetzee

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$19.99 

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Post-Digital Book Cultures

Australian Perspectives

Alexandra Dane

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Taking A Long Look

Essays on Culture, Literature and...

Vivian Gornick

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The Hidden History of Coined Words

Ralph Keyes

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The Communist Manifesto

The Political Classic

Karl Marx

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Utopia

The Influential Classic

Sir Thomas More

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Poems that Do Not Sleep

Hassan al Nawwab

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Virginia Woolf

Nigel Nicolson

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Writ on Cold Slate

Sylvia Pankhurst

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Lolita in the Afterlife

On Beauty, Risk, and Reckoning with...

Jenny Minton

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Duino Elegies

A New and Complete Translation

Rainer Maria Rilke

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Letters to a Young Poet

Rainer Maria Rilke

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The Selected Works of Edward Said

1966-2006

Edward Said

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How to Keep an Open Mind

An Ancient Guide to Thinking Like...

Sextus Empiricus

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Jane Austen

Carol Shields

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Charles Dickens

Jane Smiley

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Vociferate

Emily Sun

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Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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