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The Words that Made Australia: How a Nation Came to Know Itself

The Words that Made Australia: How a Nation Came to Know Itself

How a Nation Came to Know Itself

by Chris Feik and Robert Manne

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 26/02/2014

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This is not a book of documents, snippets or worthy speeches. Instead it presents the original essays and the moments of insight that told us what Australia is and could be.
These are the essential statements - from historians, reporters, novelists, mavericks and visionaries - that take us from Federation to the present-day, and tell a story of national self-discovery.
There is the Frenchman who saw that Australia was a 'workingman's paradise', and the historian who explained why.
The two reporters who realised the true significance of Gallipoli and conveyed it to the nation.
Russel Ward on the Australian Legend, Robin Boyd on the Australian Ugliness, Donald Horne on the Lucky Country, W.E.H. Stanner on the Great Australian Silence and Anne Summers on Manzone Country.
Real Matildas, Cultural Cringers, Future Eaters and Forgotten People - and much more.
Memorably written and cohesive, this is the essential sourcebook of the words that made Australia.??
Includes essays by Miles Franklin, Albert Metin, Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, Keith Murdoch, Maybanke Anderson, D.H. Lawrence, W.K. Hancock, P.R. Stephensen, Vance Palmer, Robert Menzies, A.A. Phillips, Manning Clark, Russel Ward, Barry Humphries, Robin Boyd, Donald Horne, W.E.H. Stanner, Humphrey McQueen, Hugh Stretton, Anne Summers, Miriam Dixson, Bernard Smith, Paul Kelly, Geoffrey Blainey, Tim Flannery, David Malouf, Inga Clendinnen, Noel Pearson, Judith Brett and Ghassan Hage.
ISBN:
9781863956444
9781863956444
Category:
Social & cultural history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
26-02-2014
Publisher:
Black Inc.
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
196x128x27mm
Weight:
0.28kg
Robert Manne

Robert Manne is emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University. His books include The Petrov Affair, The Culture of Forgetting, Left, Right, Left: Political Essays 1977–2005, Making Trouble and The Mind of the Islamic State. He has written three Quarterly Essays and is a regular contributor to the Monthly and the Guardian.

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