The Best Australian Essays 1998

Craven, Peter (Editor)

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Publisher: Bookman Press
ISBN-13: 9781863950893
Binding: Paperback
Year Published: 1998
This is the first of a series of annuals in which Peter Craven, one of the Country's best known literary critics, chooses what he thinks are the best essays to have been written in the last year or so. Some of these essays are thought-provoking pieces about the main issues of the year and some of them are spellbinding stories that range from exotic travel tales to poignant and funny accounts of everyday life: backyards, the ride home from school, what it means to try and make sense of living in a particular place. Some of the essays are sparked off by something to do with paintings or books or music, some of them are about politics, some about sport, but they all show the signature of the best Australian writing.

  • Helen Garner "In Antarctica".
  • John Birmingham "Back to Ipswich".
  • Robert Manne "The Stolen Generations".
  • Raimond Gaita "Shame and Guilt".
  • Drusilla Modjeska "Reconciliation".
  • Catherine Ford "Backyards".
  • Richard Flanagan "The Cracked Kettle of Writing".
  • Margaret Simons "The Canberra Press Gallery".
  • Jack Waterford "The Political Year".
  • Michael Davie "The Death of Diana".
  • Gerard Windsor "Ferry to Riverview".
  • David Malouf "Victor Hugo".
  • Delia Falconer "The Highways of America".
  • Pierre Ryckmans "Don Quixote".
  • Guy Rundle "Gangland".
  • Fiona Capp "Judith Wright".
  • Stephanie Bunbury "Bernhard Schlink".
  • Gideon Haigh "Don Bradman".
  • Peter Porter "Mahler".
  • Inga Clendinnen "Agamemnon's Kiss".
  • don Watson "Black Armband History".
  • Brian Matthews "Lest We Forget".
  • George Seddon "Sojourn in Portugal".
  • Anne Waldron Neumann "A Town in Germany".
  • Tim Flannery "Tree Kangaroos".
  • Patrick McCaughey "Bernard Smith's Modernism".
  • Bernard Smith "Drysdale".
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