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Something for the Pain I Never Met Anyone Whose Interest In Racing Matched My Own Both On And Off The Course, So To Speak, I Ve Enjoyed The Company Of Many A Racing Acquaintance I Ve Read Books, Or Parts Of Books, By Persons Who Might Have Come Close To Being True Racing Friends Of Mine If Ever We Had Met For Most Of My Long Life, However, My Enjoyment Of Racing Has Been A Solitary Thing Something I Could Never Wholly Explain To Anyone Else.As A Boy, Gerald Murnane Became Obsessed With Horse Racing He Had Never Ridden A Horse, Nor Seen A Race Yet He Was Fascinated By Photos Of Horse Races In The Sporting Globe, And By The Incantation Of Horses Names In Radio Broadcasts Of Races Murnane Discovered In These Races Than He Could Find In Religion Or Philosophy They Were The Gateway To A World Of Imagination.Gerald Murnane Is Like No Other Writer, And Something For The Pain Is Like No Other Murnane Book In This Unique And Spellbinding Memoir, He Tells The Story Of His Life Through The Lens Of Horse Racing It Is Candid, Droll And Moving A Treat For Lovers Of Literature And Of The Turf.

[PDF / Epub] ✩ Something for the Pain  ☉ Gerald Murnane – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Something for the Pain
  • Gerald Murnane
  • English
  • 14 February 2017
  • 1925240371

    10 thoughts on “[PDF / Epub] ✩ Something for the Pain ☉ Gerald Murnane – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine read an article in the New York something or other that said Murnane is probably the best writer you ve never heard of and might one day win the Nobel Prize for literature My friend knew that Murnane taught me in my undergraduate degree and that I m very fond of his writing He said that he was going to have to read at least one book by him now to see what all the excitement is about and would I recommend him something The two books I invariably recommend A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine read an article in the New York something or other that said Murnane is probably the best writer you ve never heard of and might one day win th...


  2. says:

    If it ever transpires that Gerald Murnane wins the Nobel Prize for Literature, and there is the usual stampede to read the winner s books, I think that newbies to Murnane s writing might be somewhat disconcerted were they to come across this book first Something for the Pain is interesting to say the least, but it is not a bit like his other writing The new reader of Murnane might well congratulate the Nobel judges on choosing an accessible author, or they might ask so what s all the fuss a If it ever transpires that Gerald Murnane wins the Nobel Prize for Literature, and there is the usual stampede to read the winner s books, I think that newbies to Murnane s writing might be somewhat disconcerted were they to come across this book first Something for the Pain is interesting to say the least, but it is not a bit like his other writing The new reader of Murnane might well congratulate the Nobel judges on choosing an accessible author, or they might ask so what s all the fuss about, why is this author getting a Nobel I ve never really known how to categorise or tag Murnane s fictions, but have used the term conceptual literature because other people do to describe the strange haunting image worlds he creates, but this memoir is grounded in reality Unlike The Plains 1982 Inland 1988 A History of Books 2012 and A Million Windows 2014 and see a Sensational Snippet Something ...


  3. says:

    I thought A Memoir of the Turf was something the publisher had thrown on the cover, since almost all of Murnane work can be considered memoir in some way, even though nobody anywhere ever means his kind of fiction when they say memoir But why not ride the gravy train, eh See if you can suck in a few unwary punters, who think they re getting a book about a guy s life long love affair with the track, but are really getting a late work of a modernist genius Except no, this is a book about I thought A Memoir of the Turf was something the publisher had thrown on the cover, since almost all of Murnane work can be considered memoir in some way, even though nobody anywhere ever means his kind of fiction when they say memoir But why not ride the gravy train, eh See if you can suck in a few unwary punters, who think they re getting a book about a guy s life long love affair with the track, but are really getting a late work of a modernist genius Except no, this is a book about a guy s life long love affair with the track, and involves roughly nothing that would not fit in any standard memoir Since I ve read much of Murnane s other ...


  4. says:

    Murnane s books are strange and wonderful and nearly impossible to describe in a sentence or two His later works are essayistic meditations on his own past, a personal mythology as attuned to the epic ordinariness of lost time as Proust, except with Murnane it s horse races, a boyhood marble collection, Catholic sexual hang ups and life as a househusband in the suburban Melbourne of the 1970s New York TimesMurnane is a careful stylist and a slyly comic writer with large ideas Robyn CresswellMurnane s books are strange and wonderful and nearly impossible to describe in a sentence or two His later works are essayistic meditations on his own past, a personal mythology as attuned to the epic ordinariness of lost time as Proust, except with Murnane it s horse races, a boyhood marble collection, Catholic sexual hang ups and life as a househusband in the suburban Melbourne of the 1970s New York TimesMurnane is a careful stylist and a slyly comic writer with large ideas Robyn Cresswell, Paris ReviewMurnane is quite simply one of the finest writers we have produced Peter CravenUnquestionably one of the most original writers working in Australia today AustralianSomething for the Pain is Gerald Murnane at his best His meticulous exploration of his lifelong obsession with horse racing is by turns hilarious, moving and profound If Australian writing were a horse race, Murnane would be the winner by three and a half lengths Andy GriffithsA marvellous...


  5. says:

    It s Murnane, so it s good He s probably Australia s greatest and most interesting writer But this memoir is quite different from his other work, especially the recent fictions It s quite prosaic and plain in style It doesn t give off that off kilter otherness that his other books do And it s all about his lifelong love of horse racing He tells us very little about the other people...


  6. says:

    Knowing nothing about horse racing and not being interested in betting on the results, I saw this as an opportunity to gain some insight What a surprise awaited me It was not what I expected at all, but it managed to sneak up on me with its honesty, its layout and the author s understanding of the characters who inhabit this environment It totally charmed me so that I was reluctant to lay the book aside after I had read the final word Highly recommended for those who love horse racing and th Knowing nothing about horse racing and not being interested in betting on the results, I saw this as an opportunity to gain some insight What a surprise awaited me It was not what I expected at all, but it managed to sne...


  7. says:

    La tradici n por las carreras de caballos forma parte de la fisonom a de la cultura australiana y Gerald Murnane, uno de sus autores m s prestigiosos, es un devoto aficionado, hasta el punto que l mismo no tiene empacho en hacer de su obsesi n por el deporte una obra biogr fica y, por qu no, un canto al amor por los detalles Con Una vida en las carreras, publicada por la editorial Min scula con traducci n de Carles Andreu, Murnane reconstruye esos retazos de historia personal que dejan una hu La tradici n por la...


  8. says:

    I enjoy all aspects of the horse racing industry sixty years ago my uncle owned a reasonably successful horse called Bengal Bay green and purple squares Murnane seems a singular man but his musings make for a most interesting ...


  9. says:

    Despite having no interest in horseracing, I wanted to read this memoir of Murnane s because he intrigues me And while I certainly have a better understanding of the author now, I am unconvinced that horserac...


  10. says:

    Clever, wry, fascinating memoir from an erudite writer whose obsession is the turf For my full review, please see

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