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David Musgrave

David Musgrave reviews 'Barley Patch' by Gerald Murnane

October 2009, no. 315 01 October 2009
Eighteen years ago, Gerald Murnane gave up writing fiction. At least, that is what the unnamed narrator of Barley Patch says happened to him in this new work of fiction, the first to be published by Murnane in fourteen years. It is tempting to think that this book might offer some kind of insight into what led to this hiatus in Murnane’s career. After all, if Murnane is Australia’s most innova ... (read more)