A Million Windows by Gerald Murnane

By Gerald Murnane

“The residence of fiction,” wrote Henry James, “has . . . now not one window, yet a million.” during this, his most recent paintings, Gerald Murnane, one among Australia’s so much acclaimed modern authors, takes those phrases as his place to begin, and asks: Who, precisely, are that house’s citizens, and what do they see from their respective rooms? His resolution, one million home windows, is a beautiful (if unsettling) research into the glories and pitfalls of storytelling. targeting the significance of belief and the inevitability of betrayal in writing as in lifestyles, its nested tales discover the fraught relationships among writer and reader, baby and guardian, boyfriend and female friend, husband and spouse. Murnane’s fiction is woven from images-the reflections of the environment solar on far-off windowpanes, probably unlimited grasslands, a procession of dark-haired girls, a clearing in a woodland, the colours indigo and silver-grey, and the mysterious demise of a tender woman-which construct to an emotional crescendo that's all of the extra strong for the intricacy of its patterning.

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