On Beauty

On Beauty

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In On Beauty 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.' She writes of where her search 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'.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Melbourne University Press Digital
  • Australia
  • 0522859275
  • 9780522859270

About Johnson Susan

Susan Johnson is an Australian journalist and novelist, based in London. Her books include the novels Flying Lessons, A Big Life, The Broken Book and Life in Seven Mistakes, and the memoir A Better Woman. Her next novel, My Hundred Lovers, will be published in 2010.show more