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George Johnston : A Biography - Garry Kinnane

George Johnston

A Biography

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"The life of George Johnston, author of the best-selling My Brother Jack, was in many ways symbolic of Australian post-war cultural life. He was a complex character, dogged by feelings of mediocrity, betrayal and failure that he ultimately transformed though the writing of his brilliant trilogy My Brother Jack, Clean Straw for Nothing and A Cartload of Clay.

In this award-winning biography, Garry Kinnane examines the process by which Johnston selected people, places and events for this creative transformation. In doing so, he reveals the reality that lay behind the glamorous outer facade of the life of Johnston and his wife, the writer Charmian Clift."

ISBN: 9780522847147
ISBN-10: 0522847145
Series: Melbourne University Press Australian Lives S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 343
Published: 30th April 1992
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 14.0  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition