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    DescriptionRobert Hughes, one of the most illuminating minds ever to have taken on the subjects of art and culture, uses his same critical abilities to give us a brutally intimate account of his early life, up until the time he quit Australia for the United States. Part memoir, part history lesson, part philosophical tract, Hughes uses his own experiences to examine the nature of art, war, sex, religion, writing and life itself. Piercing, razor-sharp, and above all, fearless, this is by far Hughes's most personal writing to date.


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    Title
    Things I Didn't Know
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Hughes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099501435
    ISBN 10: 0099501430
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    BIC subject category V2: ABA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25820
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC22: 701.18092
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ
    Thema V1.0: DNB, ABA
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    27 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Hughes, art critic of Time magazine and twice winner of the American College Art Association's F.J. Mather Award for distinguished criticism, is the author of The Shock of the New and Heaven and Hell in Western Art. He is also the author of the acclaimed Nothing if Not Critical -- which William Boyd described as 'criticism at its most intelligent and impressive, trenchant, lucid, elegantly written' -- Barcelona and Culture of Complaint, essays on the fraying of America, described in the Observer as 'the most bracing of critical broadsides against new anti-intellectual tyrannies'. Robert Hughes died in August 2012.
    Review quote
    "Entertaining" -- Geoff Dyer Mail on Sunday "This is, as you'd expect, a hugely entertaining book" -- Martin Gayford Sunday Telegraph "Edgy and engrossing memoir" -- Waldemar Januszczak Sunday Times "Hughes...deftly intertwines personal and cultural history in this fiercely erudite memoir...it offers a fascinating examination of artistic patrimony and the formation of a critic" New Yorker "Bracingly candid... There isn't a phrase that doesn't reward immediate rereading" New Statesman