In Tim Winton: Critical Essays, the editors have brought together an international lineup of scholars—new voices and established—to consider the work of Australia’s most celebrated and loved contemporary novelist.
From Shallows to Eyrie, this book extends beyond Winton’s singular novels and short stories, into thematics identified across his body of work, thinking through his place and reception in Australian and world literature.
Exploring themes in Winton’s fictional works such as childhood, masculinity, fatherhood, beauty, love, death, water and landscape, the contributors explore, question and debate their contexts in order to understand more fully what is appealing, or unconsciously submerged, or worthy of celebration or interrogation.
Tim Winton is both a popular and literary success, and this volume has been conceived for a critical audience of professionals and students, as well as for the readers who have made Tim Winton a household name.
Praise for Tim Winton: Critical Essays:
It is...the thematic richness of Winton's fiction that emerges most strongly from this handsomely produced volume. The editors are to be congratulated for having assembled such a diverse and knowledgeable range of contributors. Together, their views make a welcome contribution to our appreciation of a novelist whose place in the pantheon of Australian writers is unassailable.JAMES LEY, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
[A] pleasure to read, with essays that not only address topics and issues familiar to readers of Winton’s work, but explore them in often surprising ways, both extending and deepening appreciation of that work while at the same time opening it up to truly critical examination...[a] very fine volume."DELYS BIRD, AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW