On How I Came To Write 'the Lucky Country'

Donald Horne
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Subjects

History

Published

30 December 2005

ISBN

9780522852226

Pages

156

Weight

114g

Size

180mm x 118mm

Subjects

History

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

On How I Came To Write 'the Lucky Country'

Donald Horne
The MUP Masterworks series celebrates distinguished Australian writers and ideas. Other writers in the series include Manning Clark, A.A. Phillips, Janet McCalman, Ray Parkin and Brenda Niall.

Donald Horne (1921-2005) was perhaps the best known Australian intellectual of his era, after Manning Clark. He made his name as editor of The Bulletin magazine, and confirmed his reputation with his book The Lucky Country, an ironic and influential critique of the Australian way of life first published in 1964.

In his memoir Into the Open (2000), Horne recalled experiences, people, books and ideas that shaped his career as a journalist, writer and thinker. The extract published here focuses on the formative years leading up to the writing of The Lucky Country.

Donald Horne (1921-2005) was perhaps the best known Australian intellectual of his era, after Manning Clark. He made his name as editor of The Bulletin magazine, and confirmed his reputation with his book The Lucky Country, an ironic and influential critique of the Australian way of life first published in 1964.

In his memoir Into the Open (2000), Horne recalled experiences, people, books and ideas that shaped his career as a journalist, writer and thinker. The extract published here focuses on the formative years leading up to the writing of The Lucky Country.

Donald Horne

Donald Horne

Professor Donald Horne AO was born in Muswellbrook, New South Wales, and educated at the University of Sydney. After a career in journalism, he joined the academic staff of the political science department at the University of New South Wales, rising to head of department. He was Chair of the Australia Council from 1985 to 1990. His books include The Lucky Country, Death of the Lucky Country, Time of Hope, The Next Australia

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