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A Vicarious Life and Other Stories free pdf Fiction, biography, and fictionalized biography. All three are to be found in this collection of short stories, focussed on the short but turbulent life of Sonia J, born in Reading, England in 1943, died in Sydney, Australia, in 1965. BOOK ONE -1- A Vicarious Life -2- Chauncy's Last Case -3- Visions of Martin James BOOK TWO -4- AUSTRALIA 1979 - A ROUND TRIP -5- ROUND AUSTRALIA TRIP - 92 -6- Passing through Western Australia -7- SWAN HILL -8- SOUTHGATE -9- Passing through Queensland -10- THE WORST BOOK IN THE WORLD But what are the facts, anyway, beyond a certain level of detail? Fiction allows you to go beyond that level, to state the unstateable, in a round about way, 'la definition par defaut de l'etat du vrai' or something like that. You can say something unstateable by saying everything else, all the trivial and extraneous and extravagant details. There will always be some things you can't say however. Every author of fiction has his taboos. (...) I think that most books of fiction turn around that same obsession, which is the part of their author's existence that cannot be stated directly. from 'Chauncy's last Case'"

About Richard Warren Strong

Richard-Warren Strong is an Australian expatriate author (novelist, short story and essay writer) who lives in France and writes in both French and English. Born in Melbourne in 1943, he was educated at Carey Grammar School, and then at Trinity Grammar School where he was a boarder for nearly four years. After completing high school, he went to live in Sydney to study Science at the University of Sydney, but dropped out after several years, worked for a few months as clerk for the Commonwealth Employment Service in Bondi Junction, then went to Europe by ship in May 1966. After travelling for six months (through Greece, Italy, France, England, Belgium and Germany), he found a job as messenger at the Australian Embassy in Paris. He settled in Paris in early 1967 and later in the year began a course in French literature at the Sorbonne. He began writing the novel 'Overlanders' and another autobiographical novel 'The Expatriate's Game', which relates this first year in Europe. On completing his bachelor's degree in 1970, he worked as an English teacher at Orleans University, and later at several different universities in Paris, while pursuing his studies in literature and linguistics (maitrise, doctorat). In 1982, he was appointed head of the English language department at the newly-created MBA school at Tours, where he worked for nearly two years. In 1985, following a post-graduate course in Business Information Systems, he began a new career as computer project manager for an airline freight company based in Tours, then worked as software salesman, translator and technical writer in aeronautics until retirement in 2008. Richard-Warren Strong has made many trips back to Australia since 1966, including a full sabbatical year in 2000. He lives in Paris and has two children. Since 2002, he has published 16 books including novels, short stories, essays and poetry. WORKS BY RICHARD WARREN STRONG Novels: La Cible Oblique, 2002 L'Adieu des Sherpas, 2002 The Expatriate's Game,2003 Overlanders, 2004 Mayday, 2005 The Legacy of Moondyne Joe, 2009 North of Northwest Cape, 2010 The Adventures of Jack Straughan, 2013 A Year in the Shoes of Lepton Kwaark, 2013 Short stories: Contes de fin de millenaire, 2003 The Wake of Joe Blight and other stories, 2013 Travel: The Spirit of Old Jack K, 2003 Passing through Taswegia, 2009 Still Just Passing Through, unpublished Essays: Quinze ans, Cela suffit, 2006 Why we lost the referendum for a republic, 2006"

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Author : Richard Warren Strong
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 07 July 2014
ISBN : 1500175676
EAN : 9781500175672
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 314 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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