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For several years, Nicolas Rothwell has travelled the length and breadth of Northern and Central Australia. This book tells the story of desert journeys and encounters with mystics and artists, explorers and healers, and gathers together Rothwell's ground. breaking pieces on Aboriginal art and society. - Back cover

Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of Arkie Whiteley

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Black Inc. , 2007 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Epilogue, Nicolas Rothwell , single work prose travel

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Also a sound recording.
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2007 .
      Extent: vi, 305p.p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Partial contents indexed. Remainder pending.
      ISBN: 1863953825 (pbk.), 9781863953825 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Ethics of Representation and Self-reflexivity : Nicolas Rothwell’s Narrative Essays Stephane Christophe Cordier , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 20 no. 2 2020;

'While many contemporary Australian writers pitch their narratives on the coastal fringes, where most Australians reside, Nicolas Rothwell returns obsessively to the interior where one senses a sense of unfinished business. The spatial instabilities that resulted from the settler colonial project act as a catalyst for unsettling prior forms of knowledge and belief. Rothwell’s works feature real-and-imagined characters caught between fiction and non-fiction, the lies in the land and the lie of the land. His narratives create a form of generic disorientation that has a political, social and epistemological purpose. Central to Rothwell’s literary project is the reminder that spatial representations influence spatial practices. The author advocates for a break from the novelistic tradition; the country has seen enough literary and legal fictions that had catastrophic consequences for the native population and the environment.

'I argue that Rothwell’s spatial and literary renegotiations culminate in the formation of a new literary genre, the narrative essay. The author decolonises place, space and literary forms to articulate ethical models of non-belonging. Rothwell offers a transformative sublime aesthetics that I analyse as an expression of Bill Ashcroft’s ‘horizonal sublime’ and Christopher Hitt’s ‘ecological sublime’. I compare Rothwell’s ethics of representation, characterised by a self-reflexive prose, narrative instability and narrative regression, to that of Anglo-German author W.G. Sebald, who uses similar techniques in his evocation of a ruined Europe. Rothwell not only presents man’s propensity for a ‘Natural History of Destruction’, he is also intent on identifying the mechanisms at work in building the future.' (Publication abstract)

Homer in the Outback Pico Iyer , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Brick , Summer no. 85 2010; (p. 99-104)
Another Country [Book Review] Anita Angel , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Northern Territory History , no. 19 2008; (p. 90-93)

— Review of Another Country Nicolas Rothwell , 2007 selected work prose
Books : Peter Pierce Peter Pierce , 2007-2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 December - 8 January vol. 125 no. 6600 2007-2008; (p. 145)
Short impressions of books read by the author.
Westerly Non-Fiction Review 2006-2007 Peter Pierce , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 52 no. 2007; (p. 160-171)

— Review of 'Flashing Eyes and Floating Hair' : A Reading of Gwen Harwood's Pseudonymous Poetry Cassandra Atherton , 2006 single work criticism ; The Higher Self in Christopher Brennan's 'Poems' : Esotericism, Romanticism, Symbolism Katherine Barnes , 2006 single work criticism ; Prince of the Church : Patrick Francis Moran, 1830-1911 Philip Ayres , 2007 single work biography ; Homing In : Essays on Australian Literature and Selfhood Bruce Bennett , 2006 selected work criticism essay autobiography ; Mind the Country : Tim Winton's Fiction Salhia Ben-Messahel , 2006 single work criticism ; My Father's Compass : A Memoir Howard Goldenberg , 2007 single work autobiography ; Darby : One Hundred Years of Life in a Changing Culture Liam Campbell , Darby Jampijinpa Ross , 2006 single work life story ; Prisoners of the Japanese : Literary Imagination and the Prisoner-of-War Experience Roger Bourke , 2006 single work criticism ; Translating Lives : Living with Two Languages and Cultures 2007 anthology autobiography ; The Sea Coast of Bohemia : Literary Life in Sydney's Roaring Twenties Peter Kirkpatrick , 1992 single work criticism ; The Forgotten Children : Fairbridge Farm School and Its Betrayal of Australia's Child Migrants David Hill , 2007 single work autobiography ; Well Done, Those Men : Memoirs of a Vietnam Veteran Barry Heard , 2005 single work autobiography ; David Malouf Don Randall , 2007 single work criticism ; A Story To Tell Laurel Nannup , 2006 single work autobiography ; The Best Australian Essays 2006 2006 anthology essay ; Sunrise West Jacob G. Rosenberg , 2007 single work autobiography ; A Revealed Life : Australian Writers and Their Journeys in Memoir 2007 anthology autobiography ; Another Country Nicolas Rothwell , 2007 selected work prose ; The Melancholy Dane : (A Portrait of the Poet as a Young Man) Edwin Wilson , 2006 single work autobiography
Art of Native Insight Geordie Williamson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 February 2007; (p. 11)

— Review of Another Country Nicolas Rothwell , 2007 selected work prose
The Culture at Our Land's Heart Martin Flanagan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 February 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of Another Country Nicolas Rothwell , 2007 selected work prose
Gazing into Shadows Peter Pierce , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 February 2007; (p. 13)

— Review of Another Country Nicolas Rothwell , 2007 selected work prose
A Realist's Walk through an Indigenous Spirit World Stephen Gray , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 February 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of Another Country Nicolas Rothwell , 2007 selected work prose
Books Non-Fiction Alexander McRobbie , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 March 2007; (p. 28)

— Review of Another Country Nicolas Rothwell , 2007 selected work prose
Voices From a Land Apart Tim Lloyd , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 February 2007; (p. 13)
Books : Peter Pierce Peter Pierce , 2007-2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 December - 8 January vol. 125 no. 6600 2007-2008; (p. 145)
Short impressions of books read by the author.
Homer in the Outback Pico Iyer , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Brick , Summer no. 85 2010; (p. 99-104)
Ethics of Representation and Self-reflexivity : Nicolas Rothwell’s Narrative Essays Stephane Christophe Cordier , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 20 no. 2 2020;

'While many contemporary Australian writers pitch their narratives on the coastal fringes, where most Australians reside, Nicolas Rothwell returns obsessively to the interior where one senses a sense of unfinished business. The spatial instabilities that resulted from the settler colonial project act as a catalyst for unsettling prior forms of knowledge and belief. Rothwell’s works feature real-and-imagined characters caught between fiction and non-fiction, the lies in the land and the lie of the land. His narratives create a form of generic disorientation that has a political, social and epistemological purpose. Central to Rothwell’s literary project is the reminder that spatial representations influence spatial practices. The author advocates for a break from the novelistic tradition; the country has seen enough literary and legal fictions that had catastrophic consequences for the native population and the environment.

'I argue that Rothwell’s spatial and literary renegotiations culminate in the formation of a new literary genre, the narrative essay. The author decolonises place, space and literary forms to articulate ethical models of non-belonging. Rothwell offers a transformative sublime aesthetics that I analyse as an expression of Bill Ashcroft’s ‘horizonal sublime’ and Christopher Hitt’s ‘ecological sublime’. I compare Rothwell’s ethics of representation, characterised by a self-reflexive prose, narrative instability and narrative regression, to that of Anglo-German author W.G. Sebald, who uses similar techniques in his evocation of a ruined Europe. Rothwell not only presents man’s propensity for a ‘Natural History of Destruction’, he is also intent on identifying the mechanisms at work in building the future.' (Publication abstract)

Last amended 19 Aug 2010 11:25:20
Subjects:
  • Darwin area, Northern Territory,
  • Northern Territory,
  • North Western Australia, Western Australia,
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