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Issue Details: First known date: 1968 1968
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'Set in a Roman Catholic diocese,...Three Cheers for the Paraclete is about the dilemma of the rebel who knows that established authority is wrong but doesn't know how to put it right because he is himself too much a part of it. It is also about a critical religious issue...the conflict between a new generation which sees religious truth as something that must change with the world, and an establishment which sees it as fixed and immutable.

In the character of young Father Maitland, scholar and humanitarian, many readers will recognize a lost hero of our time. Others, perhaps, will see only an arrogant intellectual, and something of a heretic. But almost everyone will identify with one side or the other of the conflict into which Father Maitland's beliefs and sympathies draw him - a conflict with his superiors which threatens to destroy him both as a priest and as a man.' (Source: dustjacket, 1968 Angus and Robertson edition)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Derek and Alison Whitelock
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Angus and Robertson , 1968 .
      Extent: 240p.
      ISBN: 0207950466 (hbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Viking , 1969 .
      Extent: 240p.
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Penguin , 1969 .
      Extent: 258p.
      Reprinted: 1970 , 1984
      ISBN: 0140030999
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Belmont Books , 1972 .
      Extent: 272p.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Fontana , 1979 .
      Extent: 240p.
      ISBN: 0006153798
Alternative title: Ik Blijf : het relaas van een priester die toch bleef
Language: Dutch
    • De Bilt,
      c
      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Fontein , 1970 .
      Extent: 237p.

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— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 65-71)
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— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 38 no. 4 1994; (p. 66-68)
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— Appears in: Speaking Volumes : Australian Writers and Their Work 1992; (p. 128-142)
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— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , Fall no. 2 1989; (p. 74-85)
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— Appears in: Good Weekend , 8 August 1987; (p. 24-26,29-31)
Three Cheers for the Paraclete, Roman du Radicalisme Religieux Yves Denis , 1972 single work criticism
— Appears in: Etudes Anglaises , vol. 25 no. 1972; (p. 229-231)
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— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 December-2 January vol. 116 no. 6002 1995-1996; (p. 44-46)
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— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 9 no. 1 1979; (p. 3-13)
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— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 29 no. 2 1969; (p. 131-138)
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— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 4 no. 1 1969; (p. 31-48)
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— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 5 no. 4 1972; (p. 374-387)
Examines the concept of freedom in two of Keneally's novels, and the nature of institutions which are presented in a way that his heroes fear them and consequently prefer self-destruction to freedom.
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— Appears in: Australian Folklore , August no. 12 1997; (p. 174-180)
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— Appears in: Australia and Ireland 1788-1988 : Bicentenary Essays 1986; (p. 24-33)
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— Appears in: Book History , vol. 16 no. 2013; (p. 364-386)

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A National (Diasporic?) Living Treasure : Thomas Keneally Paul Sharrad , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , November no. 14 2015; (p. 20-27)
Although Thomas Keneally is firmly located as a national figure, his international literary career and his novels’ inspection of colonial exile, Aboriginal alienation, and movements of people throughout history reflect aspects of diasporic experience, while pushing the term itself into wider meaning of the transnational.
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