Land of the Golden Clouds

Forsideomslag
Allen & Unwin, 1999 - 378 sider
An unlikely band of travellers from different tribes and civilisations traverse a vast, irradiated continent eventually joining forces in a final attempt to defeat a common enemy. To successfully do this though they must first learn to conquer their own prejudices. Set in Australia 3000 years into the future.

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Side 223 - THE beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen! Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon : lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
Side 254 - To cold oblivion ; though it is in the code Of modern morals, and the beaten road Which those poor slaves with weary footsteps tread Who travel to their home among the dead By the broad highway of the world, and so With one chained friend, perhaps a jealous foe, The dreariest and the longest journey go.
Side 248 - Once out of nature I shall never take My bodily form from any natural thing, But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make Of hammered gold and gold enamelling To keep a drowsy Emperor awake: Or set upon a golden bough to sing To lords and ladies of Byzantium Of what is past, or passing, or to come.
Side 254 - I never was attached to that great sect Whose doctrine is that each one should select Out of the crowd a mistress or a friend, And all the rest, though fair and wise, commend To cold oblivion...
Side 248 - SONG Go and catch a falling star, Get with child a mandrake root, Tell me where all past years are, Or who cleft the Devil's foot; Teach me to hear mermaids singing, Or to keep off envy's stinging, And find What wind Serves to advance an honest mind.
Side 172 - Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots ? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
Side 262 - O WILD West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being,. Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing. Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red, Pestilence-stricken multitudes: O thou, Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed The winged seeds, where they lie cold and low, Each like a corpse within its grave, until Thine azure sister of the Spring shall blow Her clarion o'er the dreaming earth, and fill...
Side 222 - Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night. And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than six score thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle...

Om forfatteren (1999)

Archie Weller was born in 1957 and was brought up on a farm in the southwest of Western Australia. His first novel, The Day of The Dog, was written and submitted to the 1980 Australian/Vogel Literary Award within a period of six weeks in a spirit of anger after his release from Broome jail for what he regarded as a wrongful conviction. The book was shortlisted by the Vogel Award judges and won the fiction award in the literature section of the prestigious Western Australia Week Literary Awards. In 1991 The Day of The Dog was made into the film Blackfellas, which won two AFI awards. Archie has also published Going Home, a critically acclaimed collection of short stories, plays and poems, and he is a regular contributor of short stories to various publications.

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