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My country : stories, essays & speeches / David Marr
Bib ID 7796981
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Marr, David, 1947- author
 
Description Carlton, VIC : Black Inc, an imprint of Schwartz Publishing Pty Ltd, 2018 
©2018 
xii, 561 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781760640804 (hardback)
Invalid ISBN 9781743820674 (epub)
Summary

My Country includes early works, such as his review of the first Rocky Horror Picture Show and his reporting on the 1978 Mardi Gras police bashings, all the way to the most piercing accounts of Kevin Rudd’s ratf—king and Tony Abbott’s punch. Along the way there is Patrick White, Garfield Barwick, asylum seekers, the Henson case, Pauline Hanson, Cardinal Pell and more. My Country anthologises Marr’s powerful reflections on religion, sex, censorship and the law; striking accounts of leaders, moralists and scandalmongers; elegant ruminations on the arts and the lives of artists. And there are some memorable new pieces, including the remarkable story of David Marr’s wedding day.

Full contents
  • PERSONAL DETAILS
  • Shame and forgiveness
  • Holes in the road
  • Send down the rain
  • The image of man
  • Hanging onto facts
  • My marriage was a house of cards
  • Life and death
  • WHITLAM
  • 1975 dismissal diary
 
Notes

"Reprinted in 2019"--Verso of title page.

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Subjects Speeches, addresses, etc., Australian.  |  Journalism -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 21st century.  |  Australia -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.  |  Australia -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.  |  Australian

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