George Johnston

Garry Kinnane
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Published

30 April 1992

ISBN

9780522847147

Weight

496g

Size

227mm x 140mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

George Johnston

Garry Kinnane
Award-winning biography of Australian author, George Johnston which perceptively reveals the reality that lay behind the glamorous facade of his life.
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.
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.

Garry Kinnane

After many years travelling, working and studying in Europe, Garry Kinnane is now a senior lecturer in the English Department of the University of Melbourne. Kinnane is the author of numerous books, including the acclaimed George Johnston: A Biography , The Age non-fiction book of 1986, and Colin Colahan: A Portrait.

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