On Lust and Longing

Blanche d'Alpuget
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On Lust and Longing

Published

26 February 2018

ISBN

9780522873092

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

On Lust and Longing

Blanche d'Alpuget
When On Lust was first published in 1993 it caused a media sensation but despite being accused of writing lies that a pillar of society had molested children, d'Alpuget refused to speak in her own defence. The essay ended in a mystery that she can now reveal. It remains a piece of work that continues to fascinate.

On Longing caused a similar sensation, for different reasons. Both studies trace the timeless themes of the power and powerlessness inherent to lust, love, loss and death.
When On Lust was first published in 1993 it caused a media sensation but despite being accused of writing lies that a pillar of society had molested children, d'Alpuget refused to speak in her own defence. The essay ended in a mystery that she can now reveal. It remains a piece of work that continues to fascinate.

On Longing caused a similar sensation, for different reasons. Both studies trace the timeless themes of the power and powerlessness inherent to lust, love, loss and death.

Blanche d'Alpuget

Blanche d'Alpuget

Blanche d’Alpuget has written eleven books, and has won the PEN Golden Jubilee Award, The Age Novel of the Year Award, the South Australian Premier’s Award and the Australasian Prize for Commonwealth Literature for her novels. Mediator: A Biography of Sir Richard Kirby (1977) was published to critical acclaim and Robert J. Hawke: A Biography (1982) was a national bestseller and the winner of several awards. After a long break, Blanche returned to writing with …

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