y Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1986 1986
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The cultural and social memoirs of an Australian journalist, broadcaster, novelist and poet. The author writes of the personal tensions arising from living in Australia while magnetised by Europe and its history. For many years an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) editor, MacCallum reflects on the conservatism and Anglophilia typical of much Australian culture during the fifties.

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  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

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Works about this Work

John Thompson, the Poet as Broadcaster Peter Kirkpatrick , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;
'John Thompson (1907-1968) was once an influential figure in Australian literature, not only as a poet but also as a broadcaster and editor, but is now generally overlooked if not forgotten. This essay re-evaluates Thompson's career along with his poetry through his experience as a radio producer, examining his changing sense of the radiophonic possibilities of verse. It pays particular attention to the ABC's flagship poetry programme, Quality Street, which Thompson created and which lasted a remarkable twenty-seven years (1946-1973). Given that there have been conflicts from the ABC's inception between its twin roles as public educator and publicly-funded entertainer, the longevity of Quality Street suggests that Thompson managed to strike a workable balance within the broad spectrum of the 'middlebrow', which is a key term throughout. The essay concludes by considering the wider implications of this.' (Author's abstract)
Grub Street and Beyond Elizabeth Riddell , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , June no. 107 1987; (p. 76-77)

— Review of George Johnston : A Biography Garry Kinnane 1986 single work biography ; Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
A Life of Mixed Blessings Tracy Ryan , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 March 1987;

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Evolving Self Manning Clark , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , July 1987; (p. 3-4)

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Grandma's Brooding Presence...in a Splendid Autobiography Stuart Sayers , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 90 1987; (p. 7-8)

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Private Glimpses and Public Vision: the MacCallums' Story John Graham , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 February 1987;

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Cracking the Ice with Mungo the Third Patricia Rolfe , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 November vol. 108 no. 5543 1986; (p. 103)

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Mungo Matters Nancy Keesing , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 November 1986; (p. 49)

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Mungo and the Long Trip Home Geoffrey Dutton , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 November 1986; (p. 15)

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
The Hard Road to Creative Fulfilment David Bowman , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 December 1986; (p. 16)

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Tossed Around in the Sea of Life David Harris , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , November no. 32 1986;

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Grub Street and Beyond Elizabeth Riddell , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , June no. 107 1987; (p. 76-77)

— Review of George Johnston : A Biography Garry Kinnane 1986 single work biography ; Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Cracking the Ice with Mungo the Third Patricia Rolfe , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 November vol. 108 no. 5543 1986; (p. 103)

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Mungo Matters Nancy Keesing , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 November 1986; (p. 49)

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Mungo and the Long Trip Home Geoffrey Dutton , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 November 1986; (p. 15)

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
The Hard Road to Creative Fulfilment David Bowman , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 December 1986; (p. 16)

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Tossed Around in the Sea of Life David Harris , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , November no. 32 1986;

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
A Life of Mixed Blessings Tracy Ryan , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 March 1987;

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Evolving Self Manning Clark , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , July 1987; (p. 3-4)

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Grandma's Brooding Presence...in a Splendid Autobiography Stuart Sayers , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 90 1987; (p. 7-8)

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
Private Glimpses and Public Vision: the MacCallums' Story John Graham , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 February 1987;

— Review of Plankton's Luck : A Life in Retrospect Mungo MacCallum 1986 single work autobiography
John Thompson, the Poet as Broadcaster Peter Kirkpatrick , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;
'John Thompson (1907-1968) was once an influential figure in Australian literature, not only as a poet but also as a broadcaster and editor, but is now generally overlooked if not forgotten. This essay re-evaluates Thompson's career along with his poetry through his experience as a radio producer, examining his changing sense of the radiophonic possibilities of verse. It pays particular attention to the ABC's flagship poetry programme, Quality Street, which Thompson created and which lasted a remarkable twenty-seven years (1946-1973). Given that there have been conflicts from the ABC's inception between its twin roles as public educator and publicly-funded entertainer, the longevity of Quality Street suggests that Thompson managed to strike a workable balance within the broad spectrum of the 'middlebrow', which is a key term throughout. The essay concludes by considering the wider implications of this.' (Author's abstract)
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