George Johnston

George Johnston

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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.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Melbourne University Press Digital
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 0522865496
  • 9780522865493

About 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. His book Colin Colahan- A Portrait was published in 1996.show more