y Comedy of Life : An Autobiography single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1967 1967
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1967 .
      Extent: xviii, 272 p., [25] p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by Peter Lindsay.
      • Published posthumously.

Works about this Work

Australian National Identity and Self-Identity : Four Post-Colonial Autobiographies Joy W. Hooton , 1994 single work essay
— Appears in: Identifying Australia in Postmodern Times 1994; (p. 70-85)
This essay attacks Russel Ward's construction of male Australian identity in that locus classicus of debate, the turn of the century. Joy Hooton spotlights three authors of biographies, self-confessed Australian products of the 1890's who reproduce themselves through the medium of the text - My Life Story, Arthur Lynch (London, 1924); Comedy of Life, Lionel Lindsay (Sydney, 1961) and Naught to Thirty-Three, Randolph Bedford (Sydney 1944). Hooton explores the myth in this highly specific context, uncovering male anxieties and the suppression of issues of land, gender and race. Hooton adds George McIvers', A Drover's Odyssey, which is an exception to the myth, so further complicating an already problematised field. -- Livio Dobrez - introduction (edited)
Short Views G. A. W. , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 28 no. 3 1968; (p. 229)

— Review of Comedy of Life : An Autobiography Lionel Lindsay 1967 single work autobiography
Untitled Scrutarius , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 34 no. 2 1968; (p. 42-46)

— Review of Comedy of Life : An Autobiography Lionel Lindsay 1967 single work autobiography
Untitled Douglas Stewart , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September vol. 6 no. 11 1967; (p. 179)

— Review of Comedy of Life : An Autobiography Lionel Lindsay 1967 single work autobiography
Lindsays from Life Geoffrey Scott , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 October vol. 89 no. 4570 1967; (p. 81-82)

— Review of Comedy of Life : An Autobiography Lionel Lindsay 1967 single work autobiography
Untitled Douglas Stewart , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September vol. 6 no. 11 1967; (p. 179)

— Review of Comedy of Life : An Autobiography Lionel Lindsay 1967 single work autobiography
Lindsays from Life Geoffrey Scott , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 October vol. 89 no. 4570 1967; (p. 81-82)

— Review of Comedy of Life : An Autobiography Lionel Lindsay 1967 single work autobiography
Short Views G. A. W. , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 28 no. 3 1968; (p. 229)

— Review of Comedy of Life : An Autobiography Lionel Lindsay 1967 single work autobiography
Untitled Scrutarius , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 34 no. 2 1968; (p. 42-46)

— Review of Comedy of Life : An Autobiography Lionel Lindsay 1967 single work autobiography
Australian National Identity and Self-Identity : Four Post-Colonial Autobiographies Joy W. Hooton , 1994 single work essay
— Appears in: Identifying Australia in Postmodern Times 1994; (p. 70-85)
This essay attacks Russel Ward's construction of male Australian identity in that locus classicus of debate, the turn of the century. Joy Hooton spotlights three authors of biographies, self-confessed Australian products of the 1890's who reproduce themselves through the medium of the text - My Life Story, Arthur Lynch (London, 1924); Comedy of Life, Lionel Lindsay (Sydney, 1961) and Naught to Thirty-Three, Randolph Bedford (Sydney 1944). Hooton explores the myth in this highly specific context, uncovering male anxieties and the suppression of issues of land, gender and race. Hooton adds George McIvers', A Drover's Odyssey, which is an exception to the myth, so further complicating an already problematised field. -- Livio Dobrez - introduction (edited)
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