The Secret Life Of Books
28:46

The Secret Life Of Books: Confessions Of An English Opium Eater

Season 2 Episode 4 Foxtel Arts July 11, 2016

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Performance poet John Cooper Clarke explores Thomas de Quincey's autobiographical classic Confessions of an English Opium Eater, and discovers how his fellow Mancunian's ...

Performance poet John Cooper Clarke explores Thomas de Quincey's autobiographical classic Confessions of an English Opium Eater, and discovers how his fellow Mancunian's addiction memoir avoids the cliches of modern 'misery-lit' in favour of something much more unsentimental and psychologically complex.

The Book Club
28:40

The Book Club: April 2014

ABC April 1, 2014

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English

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Zan Rowe and David Marr join Jennifer, Marieke and Jason on The Book Club. They'll be discussing the latest from Dave Eggers, The Circle, as well as David's choice of classic ...

Zan Rowe and David Marr join Jennifer, Marieke and Jason on The Book Club. They'll be discussing the latest from Dave Eggers, The Circle, as well as David's choice of classic -The Quiet American by Graeme Greene.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
28:11

Jennifer Byrne Presents: Erotica

ABC June 19, 2012

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According to the dictionary 'erotica' is art or literature dealing with the arousal and/or satisfaction of sexual desire. Given that one person's perversion is another's minor ...

According to the dictionary 'erotica' is art or literature dealing with the arousal and/or satisfaction of sexual desire. Given that one person's perversion is another's minor titillation leaves a very wide field, from the shocking to the saucy to the sublime. Joining Jennifer Byrne to discuss the erotic and our endless fascination with it are Krissy Kneen, author of Triptych and Swallow The Sound - a writer pushing the boundaries of acceptable sexual norms; David Malouf, one of Australia's most treasured writers and a deep thinker; writer, curator and performer Eddie Sharp, the mind behind the successful and often outrageous Erotic Fan Fiction Readings; and Linda Jaivin, writer, translator, and author of eight books including the very steamy Eat Me and more recently, A Most Immoral Woman.

Cloudstreet: Adapting An Australian Classic
25:15

Cloudstreet: Adapting An Australian Classic

Showcase May 3, 2011

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Take a look behind the scenes at the mini series production of Tim Winton's award-winning masterpiece Cloudstreet; a celebration of post-war working-class Australia.

Take a look behind the scenes at the mini series production of Tim Winton's award-winning masterpiece Cloudstreet; a celebration of post-war working-class Australia.

The Beautiful Lie
14:55

The Beautiful Lie

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC November 8, 2015

Media arts

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The realities of living with Skeet sink in for Anna, Dolly coaches Xander into saving his marriage while Kitty and Peter navigate their way through their first lovers' tiff.

The realities of living with Skeet sink in for Anna, Dolly coaches Xander into saving his marriage while Kitty and Peter navigate their way through their first lovers' tiff.

Tim Winton's The Turning
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Tim Winton's The Turning: Small Mercies

ABC October 13, 2018

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After the death of his wife, Peter Dyson moves back to his hometown of Angelus with his son, Ricky. Trying to settle into his new life proves difficult when his ex-girlfriend ...

After the death of his wife, Peter Dyson moves back to his hometown of Angelus with his son, Ricky. Trying to settle into his new life proves difficult when his ex-girlfriend reaches out to him.

Tim Winton's The Turning
9:10

Tim Winton's The Turning: Family

ABC November 3, 2018

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When footy legend Frank returns to his hometown of White Point, he finds his brother Max out in the surf. Out on the waves together, the brothers finally address the weight ...

When footy legend Frank returns to his hometown of White Point, he finds his brother Max out in the surf. Out on the waves together, the brothers finally address the weight they have been carrying around their whole lives.

Tim Winton's The Turning
7:25

Tim Winton's The Turning: Damaged Goods

ABC October 20, 2018

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11-12
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Gail Lang tries to understand her husband's lingering adolescent obsession with Strawberry Alison, a girl with a large red birthmark. Gail wonders whether she too was just ...

Gail Lang tries to understand her husband's lingering adolescent obsession with Strawberry Alison, a girl with a large red birthmark. Gail wonders whether she too was just 'damaged goods' that her husband wanted to rescue.