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Joan Lindsay
Joan à Beckett Lindsay (16 November 189623 December 1984), also known as Lady Lindsay, was an Australian novelist, playwright, essayist, and visual artist. Trained in her youth as a painter, Lindsay published her first literary work in 1936 at age forty under a pseudonym, a satirical novel titled ''Through Darkest Pondelayo''. Her second novel, ''Time Without Clocks'', was published nearly thirty years later, and was a semi-autobiographical account of the early years of her marriage to artist Daryl Lindsay. In 1967, Lindsay published her most celebrated work, ''Picnic at Hanging Rock (novel), Picnic at Hanging Rock'', a historical fiction, historical Gothic fiction, Gothic novel detailing the vanishing of three schoolgirls and their teacher at the site of a monolith during one summer. The novel sparked critical and public interest for its ambivalent presentation as a Non-fiction, true story as well as its vague conclusion, and is widely considered to be one of the most importan ...
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Semi-autobiographical
An autobiographical novel is a form of novel A novel is a relatively long work of narrative A narrative, story or tale is any account of a series of related events or experiences, whether nonfiction Nonfiction (also spelled non-fiction) is any document A document is a written ... using autofiction In literary criticism Literary criticism (or literary studies) is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. Modern literary criticism is often influenced by literary theory, which is the philosophical analysis, philosophical ... techniques, or the merging of autobiographical An autobiography (from the Greek language, Greek, αὐτός-''autos'' self + βίος-''bios'' life + γράφειν-''graphein'' to write; also informally called an autobio) is a self-written account of one's life. The word "autobiography" ... and fictive elements. The literary technique A narrative technique (known for literary fictional narratives as a literary t ...
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Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne ( ) is the List of Australian capital cities, capital and List of cities in Australia by population, most-populous city of the States and territories of Australia, Australian state of Victoria (Australia), Victoria, and the second-most populous city in both Australia and Oceania. Its name generally refers to a metropolitan area known as Greater Melbourne, comprising an urban agglomeration of Local Government Areas of Victoria#Municipalities of Greater Melbourne, 31 local municipalities, although the name is also used specifically for the local municipality of City of Melbourne based around Melbourne City Centre, its central business area. The city occupies much of the northern and eastern coastlines of Port Phillip Bay and spreads into the Mornington Peninsula and the hinterlands towards the Yarra Valley, the Dandenong Ranges, Dandenong and Macedon Ranges. It has a population over 5 million (19% of the Demography of Australia, population of Australia, as per 20 ...
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Victoria (Australia)
Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a in southeastern . It is the second-smallest state with a of and the most densely populated state in Australia (28 per km2). Victoria is bordered with to the north and to the west, and is bounded by the to the south (with the exception of a small land border with located along ), the portion of the to the southwest, and the (a of the ) to the southeast. The state encompasses a range of climates and geographical features from its coastal and central regions to the in the north-east and the north-west. Victoria has a population of over 6.6 million, the majority of which is concentrated in the central south area surrounding , and in particular in the of , Victoria's and and also , where over three quarters of the Victorian population live. The state is home to : Melbourne, , and . The population is , with 35.1% of inhabitants being . Victoria is home to numerous groups, including the , the , the , the , the , the , th ...
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Joan Lindsay 1914
Joan may refer to: People and fictional characters *Joan (given name), including a list of women, men and fictional characters *:Joan of Arc, a French military heroine *Joan (surname) Weather events *Tropical Storm Joan (other), multiple tropical cyclones are named Joan Music *Joan (album), ''Joan'' (album), a 1967 album by Joan Baez *"Joan", a song by The Art Bears from their 1978 album ''Hopes and Fears (Art Bears album), Hopes and Fears'' *"Joan", a song by Lene Lovich from her 1980 album ''Flex (album), Flex'' *"Joan", a song by Erasure from their 1991 album ''Chorus (Erasure album), Chorus'' *"Joan", a song by The Innocence Mission from their 1991 album ''Umbrella (The Innocence Mission album), Umbrella'' *"Joan", a song by God Is My Co-Pilot (band), God Is My Co-Pilot from their 1992 album ''I Am Not This Body'' Other uses *Jōan (era), a Japanese era name *Joan (play), ''Joan'' (play), 2015 one-woman play written by Lucy J. Skillbeck *Joan Township, Ontario, a geo ...
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Stomach Cancer
Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is a cancer Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. These contrast with benign tumor A benign tumor is a mass of cells Cell most often refers to: * Cell (biolo ... that develops from the lining of the stomach. Most cases of stomach cancers are gastric carcinomas Carcinoma is a malignancy that develops from epithelial cells. Specifically, a carcinoma is a cancer Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or Metastasis, spread to other parts of the bo ..., which can be divided into a number of subtypes, including gastric adenocarcinomas. Lymphomas Lymphoma is a group of blood malignancies that develop from lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). The name often refers to just the cancerous versions rather than all such tumours. Signs and symptoms may include enlarged lymph ...
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Children's Fiction
Children's literature or juvenile literature includes stories, books, magazines, and poems that are created for children. Modern children's literature is classified in two different ways: genre or the intended age of the reader. Children's literature can be traced to traditional stories like fairy tales, that have only been identified as children’s literature in the eighteenth century, and songs, part of a wider oral tradition, that adults shared with children before publishing existed. The development of early children's literature, before printing was invented, is difficult to trace. Even after printing became widespread, many classic "children's" tales were originally created for adults and later adapted for a younger audience. Since the fifteenth century much literature has been aimed specifically at children, often with a moral or religious message. Children's literature has been shaped by religious sources, like Puritan traditions, or by more philosophical and scienti ...
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Syd Sixpence
''Syd Sixpence'' is a 1982 Children's literature, children's book by Australian author Joan Lindsay, featuring illustrations by Rick Amor. Its plot follows an anthropomorphic Sixpence (Australian), sixpence coin who is thrown into the ocean, and his subsequent adventures on the ocean floor. It was Lindsay's last published work before her death in 1984, and her only work of children's literature. Plot The narrative follows Syd, an anthropomorphic Sixpence (Australian), Australian sixpence, who finds himself on the ocean floor. The book details his search for his friend, Tramline. While in the ocean, Syd meets a family of Littorinidae, winkles who subsist on seaweed, encounters a fish who is a magician (illusionist), magician, and a performing octopus who kidnaps Syd and forces him into a performing circus, from which Syd must plot an escape. Release The book was published in Australia by Kestrel in 1982, and was published again in November 1985 by Penguin Books, Penguin's Puffin ...
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Play (theater)
A play is a work of drama Drama is the specific Mode (literature), mode of fiction Mimesis, represented in performance: a Play (theatre), play, opera, mime, ballet, etc., performed in a theatre, or on Radio drama, radio or television.Elam (1980, 98). Considered as a ..., usually consisting mostly of dialogue Dialogue (sometimes spelled dialog in American English American English (AmE, AE, AmEng, USEng, en-US), sometimes called United States English or U.S. English, is the set of varieties of the English language native to the United States. ... between characters Character(s) may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * Character (novel), ''Character'' (novel), a 1936 Dutch novel by Ferdinand Bordewijk * Characters (Theophrastus), ''Characters'' (Theophrastus), a classical Greek set of char ... and intended for theatrical Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of performing art that uses live performers, usually actor, actors or act ...
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Picnic At Hanging Rock (film)
''Picnic at Hanging Rock'' is a 1975 Australian mystery film produced by Hal and Jim McElroy, directed by Peter Weir, and starring Rachel Roberts (actress), Rachel Roberts, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse, Vivean Gray and Jacki Weaver. It was adapted by Cliff Green from the 1967 Picnic at Hanging Rock (novel), novel of the same name by Joan Lindsay. The plot involves the disappearance of several schoolgirls and their teacher during a picnic at Hanging Rock, Victoria, Hanging Rock, Victoria on Valentine's Day in 1900, and the subsequent effect on the local community. ''Picnic at Hanging Rock'' was a commercial and critical success, and helped draw international attention to the then-emerging Australian New Wave of cinema. Plot At Appleyard College, a girls' private school near the town of Woodend, Victoria, Woodend in Victoria, Australia, students are getting ready on the morning of Valentine's Day, 1900. One student, an orphan named Sara, has a deep connection with her elder roomma ...
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Australian Literature
Australian literature is the written or literary work produced in the area or by the people of the Commonwealth of Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign Sovereign is a title which can be applied to the highest leader in various categories. The word is borrowed from Old French ''souverain'', which is ultimately derived from ... and its preceding colonies. During its early Western Western may refer to: Places *Western, Nebraska, a village in the US *Western, New York, a town in the US *Western Creek, Tasmania, a locality in Australia *Western Junction, Tasmania, a locality in Australia *Western world, countries that ide ... history, Australia was a collection of British colonies, therefore, its recognised literary tradition begins with and is linked to the broader tradition of English literature Literature written in the English language English is a West Germanic language of the Indo-European language family ...
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Non-fiction
Nonfiction (also spelled non-fiction) is any document or content (media), media content that intends, in good faith, to present only truth and accuracy regarding information, events, or people. Nonfictional content may be presented either Objectivity (philosophy), objectively or Subjectivity, subjectively. Sometimes taking the form of a narrative, story, nonfiction is one of the fundamental divisions of narrative writing (specifically, prose)— in contrast to fiction, which offers information, events, or characters expected to be partly or largely imaginary, or else leaves open if and how the work refers to reality. Nonfiction's specific factual assertions and descriptions may or may not be accurate, and can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question. However, authors of such accounts genuinely believe or claim them to be truthful at the time of their composition or, at least, pose them to a convinced audience as historically or empirically factual. Reportin ...
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