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  • EUCALYPTUS. by Bail, Murray.
    Bail, Murray.
    EUCALYPTUS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third and best known novel by this award winning Australian author, a modern fairy tale. One reviewer commented "There is so much to love about Bail's novel that it's difficult to identify exactly which of its qualities make it such a complete delight. Is it Ellen's "speckled beauty ... Is it the detailed descriptions of the landscape? The way Bail uses them to comment on human nature, on the nature of storytelling and of language itself ('a paragraph is not so different from a paddock--similar shape, similar function')? Or is it the wacky charm of the Scheharezade-like suitor's urban tales?" Michael Ondaatje commented "There is such…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third and best known novel by this award winning Australian author, a modern fairy tale. One reviewer commented "There is so much to love about Bail's novel that it's difficult to identify exactly which of its qualities make it such a complete delight. Is it Ellen's "speckled beauty ... Is it the detailed descriptions of the landscape? The way Bail uses them to comment on human nature, on the nature of storytelling and of language itself ('a paragraph is not so different from a paddock--similar shape, similar function')? Or is it the wacky charm of the Scheharezade-like suitor's urban tales?" Michael Ondaatje commented "There is such delight in Eucalyptus, such a strange and sly and swerving humour--You will never forget what is at the heart of this novel - one of the great and most surprising courtships in literature." Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-374148570.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83441
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