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y The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies single work   novel   satire  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'A witty, irreverent and intelligent satire of Australian politics.

'A soon-to-be-elected Australian prime minister invokes the spirit of Sir Robert Menzies and astonishingly, the Great Man rises from the grave. But in Canberra, amongst the nation′s leaders, the revived Menzies is rarely listened to and hardly visible. Increasingly discontented with his role as mere nostalgic symbol, Menzies escapes from Canberra. He runs westward, becoming larger and more powerful as he runs.

'This, perhaps the most significant untold story in Australian political history, lands in the lap of the Antibiographer, whose contracted book on Menzies is years behind schedule. Could this be the break the Antibiographer needs to redeem his career? Will he be able to track down the Menziean colossus and save his book and reputation? And can the out-of-control Menzies ever be contained?

'The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies is playful, lyrical, surprisingly poignant and very funny.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    For my father

    For my darling JoJo, in memory

  • Other formats: Available as an ebook

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2013 .
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      Extent: 256p.
      Note/s:
      • Available 1 October 2013
      ISBN: 1460701046, 9781460701041

Works about this Work

Recent Australian Fiction Ed Wright , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 February 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of Harry Curry : Rats and Mice Stuart Littlemore 2013 single work novel ; The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen 2013 single work novel ; Partners : Love is a Law Unto Itself Harrison Young 2013 selected work short story ; Zero at the Bone David Whish-Wilson 2013 single work novel
Above the Story Line Kathryn Koromilas , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 358 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen 2013 single work novel
Bernard Cohan : The Antibiography of Robert F Menzies Michael Richardson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , May 2014;

— Review of The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen 2013 single work novel
Ghost Returns to the Coalition Machine Owen Richardson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 October 2013; (p. 13)

— Review of The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen 2013 single work novel
Antibiography Owen Richardson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 27 October 2013; (p. 14)

— Review of The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen 2013 single work novel
A Political Transformer Two Sides to Every Story Don Anderson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 December 2013; (p. 28) The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 33)

— Review of A Smile for My Parents Heather Henderson 2013 single work biography ; The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen 2013 single work novel
Ghost Returns to the Coalition Machine Owen Richardson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 October 2013; (p. 13)

— Review of The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen 2013 single work novel
Antibiography Owen Richardson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 27 October 2013; (p. 14)

— Review of The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen 2013 single work novel
A Political Transformer Two Sides to Every Story Don Anderson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 December 2013; (p. 28) The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 33)

— Review of A Smile for My Parents Heather Henderson 2013 single work biography ; The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen 2013 single work novel
Recent Australian Fiction Ed Wright , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 February 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of Harry Curry : Rats and Mice Stuart Littlemore 2013 single work novel ; The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen 2013 single work novel ; Partners : Love is a Law Unto Itself Harrison Young 2013 selected work short story ; Zero at the Bone David Whish-Wilson 2013 single work novel
Above the Story Line Kathryn Koromilas , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 358 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen 2013 single work novel
Bernard Cohan : The Antibiography of Robert F Menzies Michael Richardson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , May 2014;

— Review of The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies Bernard Cohen 2013 single work novel
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