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by Delia Falconer

Free eBook Sydney (The City Series) download ISBN: 1921410922
Author: Delia Falconer
Publisher: University of New South Wales Press (December 1, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 304
Category: Biography and Memoir
Subcategory: Ethnic and National
Size MP3: 1292 mb
Size FLAC: 1126 mb
Rating: 4.6
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Delia Falconer is the author of The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers and The Service of Clouds.

Delia Falconer is the author of The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers and The Service of Clouds. Her short stories and essays have been featured in various anthologies, including The Best Australian Essays, The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, and The Penguin Century of Australian Stories. She lives in Sydney, Australia. Series: The City Series (Book 3).

In this book, the third in a series in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns, novelist Delia Falconer conjures up its sandstone, humidity, and jacarandas.

Sydney has always been the sexiest and most gaudy of our cities  . In this book, the third in a series in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns, novelist Delia Falconer conjures up its sandstone, humidity, and jacarandas. But she goes beyond these to find a far more complex city: beautiful, violent, half-wild, and at times deeply spiritual. It is a sli Sydney has always been the sexiest and most gaudy of our cities. It is a slightly unreal place, haunted by a past that it has never quite grasped, or come to terms with. Here, in her first non-fiction book, she proves herself an adept memoirist

Sydney (The City Series). Book in the The New South Cities Series Series)

Sydney (The City Series). Book in the The New South Cities Series Series).

Sydney (City series) by Delia Falconer. item 7 Sydney: Haunted City (Cities - Hardcover NEW Delia Falconer 2010-11-30 -Sydney: Haunted City (Cities - Hardcover NEW Delia Falconer 2010-11-30. This book twines the stories of the people that have made Sydney the twenty-first century city: mad clergymen, amateur astronomers, Indigenous weather experts, crims and victims, photographers and artists.

Here, novelist Delia Falconer conjures up its sandstone, humidity, and jacarandas. Sydney has always been the sexiest and most gaudy of our cities. Falconer is one of Austraila's leading young writers. See all 4 brand new listings. In this book, the third in a series in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns, velist Delia Falconer conjures up its sandstone, humidity, and jacarandas.

Delia Falconer (born 1966) is an Australian novelist. She is the author of a novel, The Service of Clouds and a novella, The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers

Delia Falconer (born 1966) is an Australian novelist. She is the author of a novel, The Service of Clouds and a novella, The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers. She has been described by Australian critic Peter Craven, in The Best Australian Stories 1999, as "the young Australian writer who has arguably done most to put her signature on the literature of this country". Falconer lives in Sydney.

Sydney has always been the sexiest and most gaudy of our cities

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Sydney may look golden, but this is the sunniness of Mozart, whose bright notes, especially at their most joyous, seem to cast themselves out across a great abyss. Here, novelist Delia Falconer conjures up its sandstone, humidity, and jacarandas.

Part memoir, part guide to Sydney, Australia, this melancholic, moving, and funny exploration intertwines novelist Delia Falconer’s own stories with the city’s historical and literary past, showing how the city has evolved from the 1970s through today. From mad clergymen and amateur astronomers to Indigenous weather experts and local artists, this personal and unique record depicts the inhabitants of a beautiful, violent, and deeply spiritual city.
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Beazezius
There's really no other way to describe this except as a biography of Sydney. Despite Sydney being a place not a person, "biography" is the only apt word. Falconer has evocatively captured its individuality and character while covering its history, its highs and lows, and its determined struggles to be a world player.

Having grown up more or less in the same area of Sydney and in roughly the same years as Falconer, albeit with very much more suburban parents, so much of what she writes is like coming back home. Home to the places, home to the events, but most of all home to the mindset of the era.

Perhaps my one criticism is that the storyline meanders a little too much, although that, too, is evocative of Sydney's unplanned streets and diverse elements. Besides, who am I to find fault with a far better writer than I could ever be?
Gralmeena
How anybody who has lived in Sydney for any length of time, and who has history in the city, could find anything negative to say about it is quite beyond me. It's beautifully written, very moving and I love it unconditionally. I came across is quite by accident a few years ago, and I re read it from time to time, just to transport myself back to the city I spent nearly forty years living in - and every time I weep. If I could thank Ms Falconer personally I would. I love this book