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On Beauty : Little Books on Big Themes - Susan Johnson

On Beauty

Little Books on Big Themes

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In On Beauty Susan Johnson explores the role of beauty in our lives, and in her life in particular: Sometimes I think my whole life has been one long search for beauty. I am Australian and as such I should be embarrassed to write a line like that, in a land where one must speak of beauty in whispers. She writes of where her search has taken her, how beauty enters the body like desire, and how beauty is nothing less than life's call to order, life's bid to save it from itself.

MUP's new series Little Books on Big Themes pairs leading Australian thinkers and cultural figures with some of the big themes in life. Each author's 10,000-word take on a chosen theme is presented as an eminently collectable hardback.

About the Author

Susan Johnson is an Australian journalist and novelist, based in London. Her books include the novels Flying Lessons, A Big Life, The Broken Book, Life in Seven Mistakes, the memoir A Better Woman and My Hundred Lovers.

"[Beauty] is a very promising subject and [Susan Johnson] tackles it with wit and honesty." --"Age"

Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson grew up in Sydney and Brisbane, and is currently based in London. The author of six novels and a memoir, she has been published in Australia, the UK, USA and Europe, and recently celebrated twenty years as a full-time writer.

Her books include Messages From Chaos, Flying Lessons, A Big Life, Hungry Ghosts, and A Better Woman; she also edited the anthologies Latitudes - New Writing from the North, and Women Love Sex.

The Broken Book, based loosely on the life of the Australian writer Charmian Clift, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.

Visit Susan Johnson's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9780522856026
ISBN-10: 0522856020
Series: Little Books on Big Themes
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 91
Published: 1st May 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 15.2 x 11.7  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.124
Edition Number: 1