In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
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ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
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ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
'When I listen to Bach, I seem to turn into a fish'.
"Bach (Pau) in Love."
'We forget because we want to live. We forget because we live in hope for a better life. It's this wretched hope that demands that we forget the unforgettable'.
"The Last Smile of Graf Tolstoy."
These stories explore the nature of love, loss and memory: central to them is the uneasiness the narrators feel about their place in the world. A critical moment in the life of each narrator illuminates these themes in remarkable ways. For instance, in the story âWalter Benjaminâs
Pipeâ the narrator wants to comprehend that critical moment when Walter Benjamin, the famous Jewish-German philosopher and literary critic, decided to end his life. In the story âBach (Pau) in Love,â the famous Catalan cellist Pablo Casals imagines the situation which
would have inspired Bach to compose his six suites for cello. In the story âAnna and Fyodor in Basel,â Anna, Fyodor Dostoevskyâs wife waits for that moment when Holbeinâs famous painting about the dead Christ makes its appearance in the novel The Idiot. In âThe Quartz Hill,â a Cantonese photographer looks at the prints of Paddy Bedfordâs paintings about the Bedford Downs massacre and decides to visit Halls Creek in search for her Gija grandmotherâs roots.
Subhash Jaireth lives in Canberra. Between 1969 and 1978 he spent nine years in Moscow. He has published three books of poetry: Yashodhara: Six Seasons without You (2003), Unfinished Poems for Your Violin (1996) and Before the Bullet Hit Me (1994, in Hindi). His short story collection To Silence was published by Puncher & Wattmann in
2011 and his novel After Love was released in 2012.