Published January 2000
by Louis Braille Audio .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
“In Jessica Anderson’s acclaimed novel Tirra Lirra by the River, a single, singular voice brilliantly narrated the story of a woman’s escape from an intolerable life—instant gratification for the reader.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES “There may be a better novel than Tirra Lirra by the River this year, but I 4/5(32). In Jessica Anderson’s award-winning novel, Tirra Lirra by the River (“tirra lirra” being a phrase of song, like la-di-da or tra-la-la), first printed in and reissued this month as the latest buoy in Melville House’s Neversink Library, heroine Nora Porteous has come back to her childhood home in Brisbane, Australia, having left many Author: Gili Malinsky. JESSICA ANDERSON (–) was an accomplished novelist and playwright from Queensland, hisn-alarum.com was a writer in residence at the University of New England, Armidale; a Senior Commonwealth Fellow; and two-time award winner of the Miles Franklin Award for literature (for Tirra Lirra By the River andThe Impersonators).Though she did not have the means to devote herself to . May 24, · Tirra Lirra by the River: A Novel (Neversink) - Kindle edition by Jessica Anderson. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Tirra Lirra by the River: A Novel (Neversink)/5(5).
May 24, · "Tirra Lirra by the River" is the story of a woman, Nora, who grows up in the s with tales of Camelot and knights and such, and she goes off and becomes married, and then as years go by, she realizes it a mistake, and runs away and becomes divorced/5(5). About Tirra Lirra by the River. One of Australia’s most celebrated novels: one woman’s journey from Australia to London Nora Porteous, a witty, ambitious woman from Brisbane, returns to her childhood home at age seventy. Jun 15, · The reasons for the critical success and enduring popularity of Tirra Lirra by the River are not at first apparent. It is a story told by an old woman – in terms of age and gender, the least valued demographic in society – and a childless old woman at that, which pushes her even further down the totem pole of perceived social value/5(3). You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.
‘It is also a book about the inner life: about memory, imagination, and the still, silent workings of one person’s mind’ Tirra Lirra by the River (Penguin edition, ) The thing most often said about Tirra Lirra by the River is that it is the story of one person’s search Author: Kerryn Goldsworthy. JESSICA ANDERSON (–) was an accomplished novelist and playwright from Queensland, Australia. She was a writer in residence at the University of New England, Armidale; a Senior Commonwealth Fellow; and two-time award winner of the Miles Franklin Award for literature (for Tirra Lirra By the River and The Impersonators).Though she did not have the means to devote herself to /5(3). Jan 31, · Character, plot and structure work well and blend together nicely in Tirra Lirra by the River. Jessica Andersen’s poetic, atmospheric story is not adversely affected by her economic use of words. In fact, it works to Nora’s advantage and fits with her misguided view of a small life. A bit deceptive, a tad unreliable. Tirra Lirra by the River begins when Nora Porteous, age seventy, return from London to Brisbane, to her family home which she left forty-five years earlier. Weary from her long trip, Nora succumbs.