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T.M. Fitzgerald and George Munster produced the paper each fortnight from 1958 until 1972, when its name and some of its spirit went into the Nation Review. The journal attracted contributors already well known, among them W. MacmahonBall, Manning Clark, Max Harris and Cyril Pearl, and discovered writers such as Sylvia Lawson, Brian Johns and Bob Ellis. Robert Hughes became an art critic in its pages, and Harry Kippax the country's most respected theatre reviewer. Some people who wrote pseudonymously are here unmasked for the first time. This book is for old readers who still miss Nation, and for the young who never knew it. K.S. Inglis, himself a contributor, has chosen the items and written a history of the journal, to make a retrospective exhibition, a chronicle of the time, and a bedside or poolside book for the 1990s.
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  • Melbourne University Press Digital
  • Australia
  • 0522867952
  • 9780522867954

About K. S. Inglis

Ken Inglis is a visiting fellow at the Australian National University. He has been a Professor of History at the ANU and at the University of Papua New Guinea. Craig Wilcox, a former student of Inglis's, was a Fellow at the Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at the University of London when he edited this book, wrote its introduction, and compiled its comprehensive bibliography of Inglis's writing.About the editor: Craig Wilcox is a historian who is currently writing a history of Australia's part in the Boer war. He studied history at the University of New South Wales and at the Australian National University, where he wrote a doctoral thesis partly under the supervision of Ken Inglis. His first book, For hearths and homes: citizen soldiering in Australia 1854-1945 was published in 1998.
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