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y separately published work icon The Hunter Julia Leigh , Ringwood : Penguin , 1999 Z129151 1999 single work novel (taught in 23 units) 'An unnamed man, M, arrives at a remote house on the fringe of a vast wilderness and soon disappears into a world of silence and stillness. His one mission: to find the last thylacine, the fabled Tasmanian tiger. She is said to have passed into myth but a sighting has been reported... Uncompromising and compelling, Julia Leigh's stunning first novel does not give up any of its secrets easily. The Hunter is a haunting tale of obsession that builds to an unforgettable conclusion.'
Source: Libraries Australia (Sighted 18/03/2011).
'While on his mission, the hunter lodges with a grief-ridden family of outcasts whose father has mysteriously vanished after sighting the Thylacine. The hunter succumbs more than he'd like to the family's scant charms and when tragedy strikes has to further purge his psyche to focus upon his elusive quarry. There is something tantalizing at large here as well as the mythical beast in this soul-stalking story about a group of doomed creatures whose unfortunate extinction is never really in doubt.' - Reviewed by Chris Packham, naturalist and broadcaster
Source: British Union Catalogue (Sighted 14/10/2011)
y separately published work icon The Tall Man : Death and Life on Palm Island Chloe Hooper , Camberwell : Hamish Hamilton , 2008 Z1483259 2008 single work prose (taught in 11 units) In November 2004, in the small township of Palm Island in the far north of Queensland, Detective Hurley arrested Cameron Doomadgee for swearing at him. Doomadgee was drunk. A few hours later he died in a watch-house cell. According to the inquest, his liver was so badly damaged it was almost severed. (Source: Trove)

Pride & Prejudice, Austen

The Bridget Jones Omnibus: The Singleton Years, Fieldings

Heart of Darkness, Conrad

Mrs Dalloway, Woolf

The Reader, Schlink


This subject provides both a conceptual introduction to, and practical training in, the generic reading skills necessary to the study of literary and other complex texts at tertiary level and instruction on how to organise an essay about such reading. In the first half of the subject students are introduced to such concepts as story and plot, metaphor and symbol, analogy and allegory, first and third person narration, reliable and unreliable narration and modes of irony and to ways of placing texts in cultural contexts, with reference to a selection of short prose pieces and poems. In the second half of the subject these skills are put into practice with reference to a sequence of texts.