The Insults of Age single work   essay  
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'The article presents the author's view regarding the impact of aging to the lifestyle, health and social interaction of the Australians. It examines the interests of civic and domestic order among older men and women in the country. It also cites the improtance of medical care for older people wherein they rely on their companions.'

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    y The Monthly no. 111 May 2015 8693340 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 58-60
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    y The Best Australian Essays 2015 Geordie Williamson (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2015 8973575 2015 anthology essay

    'In The Best Australian Essays 2015, Geordie Williamson compiles the year's outstanding short non-fiction. Read Helen Garner on condescension, DBC Pierre on travel, Ceridwen Dovey on autobiography, Tim Winton on injury, Anna Krien on first love, and Nicolas Rothwell on the northern coast. With bracing essays on politics, music, literature, history, art, sport and more, this impressive anthology will entrance, stimulate and entertain.' (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2015
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    y Everywhere I Look Helen Garner , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2016 9174059 2016 selected work essay

    'Every day I work on the edit of my book. I slog away, shifting chunks of material and moving them back, eating my salad in a daze, wondering if the linking passages I’ve written are leading me up a garden path, or are sentimental, or violate some unarticulated moral and technical code I’ve signed up to and feel trapped in or obliged to. The sheer bloody labour of writing. No one but another writer understands it—the heaving about of great boulders into a stable arrangement so that you can bound up them and plant your little flag at the very top.

    'Spanning fifteen years of work, Helen Garner’s Everywhere I Look is a book full of unexpected moments—sudden shafts of light, piercing intuition, flashes of anger and laughter. It takes us from backstage at the ballet to the trial of a woman for the murder of her newborn baby. It moves effortlessly from the significance of moving house to the pleasure of re-reading Pride and Prejudice. 'Everywhere I Look includes Garner’s famous and controversial essay on the insults of age, her deeply moving tribute to her mother and extracts from her diaries, which have been part of her working life for as long as she has been a writer. Everywhere I Look glows with insight. It is filled with the wisdom of life. ' (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2016
    pg. 211-217
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