aSome essays in this collection plunged me into thought. Some caused me to weep. Some brought tears of laughter. Some essays won me over by the power of their imagination. Some by their analytic clarity. Some by their excruciating honesty. Some by the pain of things past or present faced without flinching.a a Robert Manne In The Best Australian Essays 2014, Robert Manne assembles his picks of contemporary non-fiction writing. Tim Winton reflects on the impact of landscape on the Australian character; Helen Garner remembers her mother with a raw and stirring poignancy; Christos Tsiolkas wonders how the Left forgot their origins; Tim Flannery traces the history of the Great Barrier Reef and fears its destruction. With essays traversing madness, liberty under the rule of Tony Abbott, the enslaving of horses and the legacy of Doris Lessing, this sharp collection offers lucid insight, shrewd understanding and heartbreaking empathy. Moreno Giovannoni ac Rozanna Lilley ac Caroline Baum ac Guy Rundle ac Peter Conrad ac Jessie Cole ac Karen Hitchcock ac Antonia Hayes ac Luke Ryan ac Helen Garner ac Sybille Smith ac Christian Ryan ac Dennis Glover ac Don Watson ac Rachel Nolan ac David Marr ac J.M. Coetzee ac Nicolas Rothwell ac David Malouf ac Clive James ac Carrie Tiffany ac Robyn Davidson ac Neil Murray ac Noel Pearson ac Christos Tsiolkas ac Luke Mogelson ac Tim Flannery ac Tim WintonaSome essays in this collection plunged me into thought. Some caused me to weep. Some brought tears of laughter. Some essays won me over by the power of their imagination. Some by their analytic clarity.
|Title||:||The Best Australian Essays 2014|
|Publisher||:||Black Inc. - 2014-11-03|