On Beauty

Susan Johnson
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On Beauty

Published

1 May 2009

ISBN

9780522856026

Weight

124g

Size

155mm x 179mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

On Beauty

Susan Johnson
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.'

Susan Johnson writes of where her search for beauty 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 Little Books on Big Themes series pairs Australia's leading thinkers and cultural figures with some of the big themes in life.
'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.'

Susan Johnson writes of where her search for beauty 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 Little Books on Big Themes series pairs Australia's leading thinkers and cultural figures with some of the big themes in life.

About the author

Susan Johnson

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 and My Hundred Lovers, and the memoir A Better Woman.

About Susan Johnson

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