On Beauty

On Beauty

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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.' Susan Johnson writes of where her search for beauty 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'. MUP's Little Books on Big Themes series pairs Australia's leading thinkers and cultural figures with some of the big themes in life.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 112 x 152 x 14mm | 117.93g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 0522856020
  • 9780522856026
  • 1,198,320

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"[Beauty] is a very promising subject and [Susan Johnson] tackles it with wit and honesty." --"Age"show more

About Susan Johnson

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

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