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David Malouf explores the connections between writing and the imagination and offers wonderful insights into his own experiences of the writer's life.

Australia's much loved author David Malouf presents a dazzling and illuminating personal essay on the power of imagination—and its effects on the life of a writer—in this first instalment of a collectible new series. Beautifully packaged as a pocket-sized keepsake, this treasurable approach salvages a popular writer's inner philosophy from the disposability of journals and magazine columns for the sake of his fans and lovers of esoteric literature the world over.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780522855364

    August 1, 2008

    Melbourne University Press

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9780522859041

    September 21, 2013

    Melbourne University Press Digital

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Also by David Malouf

The One Day: Short Black 7
Being There
The Writing Life
A First Place
Earth Hour
Harland's Half Acre
The Conversations At Curlew Creek
The Happy Life: The Search for Contentment in the Modern World
The Happy Life: The Search of Contentment in the Modern World: QuarterlyEssay 41
Ransom
The Complete Stories
Revolving Days: Selected Poems
Every Move You Make
Typewriter Music
Made in England: Australia's British Inheritance: Quarterly Essay 12
Dream Stuff
Johnno
Jane Eyre
The Great World
12 Edmondstone Street
Antipodes
Fly Away Peter
An Imaginary Life
Child's Play

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Late Essays
Autumn
Being There
On Passion
On Doubt
Home and Away
Bit Rot
Quicksand
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Meanjin Anthology
Kurt Vonnegut: Letters
Stop What You're Doing And Read This!
Bendable Learnings
On Humbug
On Beauty
On Obsession
On Digestion
On Rage
On Ecstasy
On Longing