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KENELLI Thomas

( Australian novelist and playwright)

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KENELLI, Thomas (Keneally, Thomas) (p. 1935), Australian novelist and playwright. Born Oct. 7, 1935 in Sydney. At age 17, entered the Catholic seminary, but left it up to the adoption of dignity. The experience of these years is reflected in the early novels Kenelli: "Seminary in Wheaton" (A Place at Whitton, 1964) and "Triple cheers in honor of the patron" (Three Cheers for the Paraclete, 1968). The first significant work Kenelli, made people talk about him as a talented representatives of the genre of historical novel, was novel, "Bring Larks and Heroes" (Bring Lurks and Heroes, 1967). Racism and violence - two social problems to which the writer returns in many of his books - have been the object of artistic research in the highly regarded novel, "The Song of Jimmy Bleksmite" (The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, 1972). Kenelli recreates an episode in the history of the Australian state of New South Wales, where the aborigine, driven to frenzy treatment with whites, is a murderer. The Royal Society of Literature honors author of the novel in 1973 prize Heineman.

In the book "Blood Red, Sister Rose: a novel about a virgin of Orleans" (Blood Red, Sister Rose: A Novel of the Maid of Orleans, 1974) noted the criticism is well-thought-out image of Joan of Arc. In subsequent books, the war is presented in different perspectives: the "overheard forest" (Gossip from the Forest, . 1975) is a reflection party talks, . resulted prescription Armistice 1918, . in "Season in Purgatory" (Season in a Purgatory, . 1977) - the activities of physicians in the guerrilla army, . in Confederate (Confederates, . 1979) - Preparing for battle soldiers during the Civil War in the U.S.,
. The novel "Cut-Rate Kingdom" (1980) takes place in 1942 in Canberra.

Most famous novel Kenelli "Schindler's List" (Schindlers List, 1982), released in Britain called "Schindler's Ark" (Schindlers Ark), received the prize in 1993 'Booker'

. Peru Kenelli also belong novels "survivor" (The Survivor, . 1969), . Betrayed daughter "(A Dutiful Daughter, . 1971), . "Victim of Aurora" (A Victim of Aurora, . 1977), . "Passenger" (Passenger, . 1979), . 'Family Madness "(A Family Madness, . 1985), . "To Asmara" (To Asmara, . 1989), . "The heroic flight" (Flying Hero Class, . 1991), . Woman inland sea "(Woman of the Inner Sea, . 1992), . "Jack" (Jacko, . 1993), . "City on the River" (A River Town, . 1995),
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Kenelli - author of plays set in Sydney, "Keel Hollorana" (Xallorans Little Boat, 1966), "Childish" (Childerness, 1968) and "Awful Rose" (An Awful Rose, 1972).

Kenelli created a number of documentary books about Australia, as well as "House boy - Bush: Memoirs" (Homebush Boy: A Memoir, 1995). On his trips Kenelli told in the books "now and in the future: Ireland and the Irish" (Now and in Time to Be: Ireland and Irish, . 1992) and "Place, . which are born of the soul: A Journey to the south-west "(The Place Where Souls Are Born: A Journey into the Southwest, . 1992),
. In 1999 his book "The great shame - and the triumph of the Irish in English-speaking world" (The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English Speaking World), which gives a detailed picture of the life of the Irish Diaspora throughout the 19.

Kenelli awarded numerous prizes and awards, the most prestigious of which is the Order of Australia, he obtained in 1983 'for services to literature'.


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