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characters The Pages ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Murray Bail Þ 7 Read & Download Murray Bail’s first novel since Eucalyptus is a beguiling meditation on friendship and love on men and women on landscape and the difficulties of thought itselfWhat are THE PAGESOn a family sheep station in the interior of Australia a I recently saw the film Another Year by Mike Leigh and I was intrigued by the way he blended comedy and tragedy so that I wasn t always certain which was which Murray Bail does something similar in this book which often took me by surprise Sometimes I wondered if I was meant to understand what I was reading or if it wasn t just a bit of an elbow nudge The story is about what happens when two women friends Erica a philosopher and Sophie a psychoanalyst venture from the City into the wilds of outback New South Wales Alternately we read about the life of Wesley Antill whose papers Erica has been asked to assess He is the deceased older brother of Lesley and Roger sister and brother who run the family sheep station who as a self proclaimed philosopher spent many years abroad before returning home to write his life s workIt is a tale of travels including those of the mind and heart and the big uestions of philosophy and the emotions It is a small book but one to savour It will continue to amuse and perplex me for uite some time Highly recommended

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characters The Pages ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Murray Bail Þ 7 Read & Download Ng her is Sophie who needs a distraction from a string of failed relationships Her field is psychoanalysis These two women each with a different view of the world meet a situation they have not experienced before with surprising resul What a mixed bag of a book this was and it could have been so much I ve given the book three stars instead of two mainly because of the way the relationship is portrayed between Erica and the sister and brother on the sheep station Bail has really captured the awkward initial sizing up and working out of another s personality what makes them who they are What I really had trouble with was the chapters on psychology and philosophy and the social commentary on Sydney as a city which I often didn t agree with and I m originally from Sydney I mean who s viewpoint were they supposed to be from Were they from Wesley sort of thinking aloud or were they from the author as narrator as philosopher I found the ambivalence annoying Despite all this and possibly because of it I enjoyed the challenging nature of his work and I m definitely looking forward to reading Eucalyptus

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characters The Pages ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Murray Bail Þ 7 Read & Download Brother and sister work the property while their reclusive brother Wesley Antill spends years toiling away in one of the sheds writing a philosophy Now he has died Erica a philosopher is sent from Sydney to appraise his work Accompanyi At the time of his death Wesley Antill son of a wealthy sheep farmer and self declared philosopher had left his rambling thoughts in big heaps of scattered handwritten notes all over his shed study His siblings Lindsey and Roger having looked after the farm while intellectual Wesley pondered life and philosophy are tasked with publishing his work To assess the value and validity of Wesley s notes as having the makings of a philosophy Erica Hazlehurst herself an established philosopher from Sydney arrives with her psychoanalyst friend Sophie in the remote Australian Outback Two city women in the wilds the challenges start there Ten years after the award winning Eucalyptus A Novel Bail s new novel has been greatly anticipated The least one can say that this slim volume provided much encouragement for reflection on the meaning of thought self philosophy and some lighter humorous fare as life intrudesBail tells the story from two related perspectives alternating throughout the narrative First Erica s exposure to Wesley s writing but poignantly to the Antills and their enormously different life from one that she is familiar with and even important and to the power of the bare and empty countryside These aspects are beautifully evoked by the author Interleaved are Wesley s unstructured accounts and musings of his version of a modern Wilhelm Meister s Apprenticeship first in Sydney then in England and Europe Some pages of writing contain only a few sentences or words pinned on a line across the room are these to be interpreted as element of his philosophy Erica and the reader struggles to piece anything coherent together It will take months to work through the wealth of material Without doubt the author enjoys toying with the reader s creative imagination Intriguing thought elements hint at deeper analysis if Erica could only find those bits of paper leaving uestions than providing answers For example why the Australian landscape and climate are not conducive to philosophical thoughtThe beauty of Australian landscapes in particular the dry and sparse surroundings of the sheep farm are exuisitely conveyed Bail is well known for his talent in this regard and for his ability to create atmospheres that reflect the intense impact the landscape can have on people living in it or suddenly exposed to it The relationships between the four protagonists on the other hand while well set up initially drawing the reader into a range of complexities are not fully realized and leave the reader hoping for exploration Erica with her own reflections on philosophy and changing perspectives make her the interesting character While Bail has been counted among the post modernist authors the novel could have benefited for detail and depth All in all not a fully satisfying reading experience


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    Murray Bail Þ 7 Read & Download Read & Download è eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Murray Bail (The Pages) [PDF/EBOOK] Ã Murray Bail Murray Bail's 1998 book Eucalyptus is one of my most beloved books It resonates so strongly with me that I'm always disappointed when other readers don't like it like I do even though I can understand it especially if they're not Au

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    Read & Download è eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Murray Bail Murray Bail Þ 7 Read & Download Free download The Pages An increasingly prominent Australian writer The problem with this book is a problem it shares with many others it just isn't ambitious enough It's about a psychoanalyst and a philosopher both women who go into the Centre to look at the papers of a self styled philosopher who had lived on a sheep ranch The theme has potential as a dialogue among women friends this is the best developed part as a meditation on

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    (The Pages) [PDF/EBOOK] Ã Murray Bail Free download The Pages I recently saw the film Another Year by Mike Leigh and I was intrigued by the way he blended comedy and tragedy so that I wasn't always certain which was which Murray Bail does something similar in this book which often took me by surprise Sometimes I wondered if I was meant to understand what I was reading or if it wasn

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    (The Pages) [PDF/EBOOK] Ã Murray Bail As I loved Eucalyptus by Murray Bail I expected to do the same with The Pages And there was every reason I should; I grew up on an Australian sheep station and am writing about an eccentric philosopher author of a similar er

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    (The Pages) [PDF/EBOOK] Ã Murray Bail What a mixed bag of a book this was and it could have been so much I’ve given the book three stars instead of two mainly because of the way the relationship is portrayed between Erica and the sister and brother on the sheep station Bail has really captured the awkward initial sizing up and working out of another’s personality what makes t

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    Read & Download è eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Murray Bail Murray Bail Þ 7 Read & Download Free download The Pages I have a beautiful hardcover edition not the same as the one pictured here with roughcut page edges and a eucalyptus bark coloured cover that made the experienceof reading it all the pleasurable Not knowing much about philosophy I found the fine nuances difficult to understand but it didn't really matter Just being taken on a journey through Australian countryside through the slow measured rhythm of Bail's prose was wor

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  • Hardcover
  • 199
  • The Pages
  • Murray Bail
  • English
  • 18 October 2020
  • 9781846552168