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y Rose Boys single work   autobiography  
  • Author: Peter Rose http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/rose-peter
Rose Boys Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001
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At twenty-two Robert Rose faced a rare choice. He could devote his talents to cricket or he could follow the path of his father, Bob Rose, one of the great Australian Rules footballers. Then on St Valentines Day 1974 Robert became a quadriplegic following a tragic car accident. He lived for another twenty-five years, totally dependent on others. Now his brother Peter, a leading literary figure, has written Robert's life story. The result is a family memoir of rare candour touching themes of family, disability, loyalty, masculinity, physical and emotional dependence--above, all mortality. (Source: Trove)

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  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2001 .
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      Cover image courtesy of Allen & Unwin.
      Extent: vii, 289p.p.
      Description: illus., ports.
      Reprinted: 2002
      Note/s:
      • Cover sub-title: : A Memoir of Life with Robert.
      ISBN: 1865086398, 1865088145 (pbk.)
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2013 .
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      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      Series: y Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)

Works about this Work

Country and Lives : Australian Biography and Its History Melanie Nolan , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cercles , no. 35 2015;
'There have been attempts to relate national characteristics “by reference to climate, habitat and soil and investing the collective subject with psychological attributes” for over two millennia. More recently historians of modern nationalism developed elaborate typologies often citing Martin Heidegger’s arguments that “the being of the human finds its essence in the being of place — the belonging together of being and topos” [MALPAS 2012 : 5-6]. And yet the challenge to the ontological connection between self and place, what Jeff Malpas describes as the “topological analysis of self and identity”, has a long philosophical tradition, too. This debate over experience, biography and nation has implications for historians who have raised empirical questions about the development of collective sensibilities over time among recent emigrant peoples, their physical peculiarities, behaviourial quirks and emergent national character. In this paper I consider the role that biography writing played in the construction of an Australian national identity geared to what Pierre Nora famously termed as the “roman national”, or the collective discourse on the history of the nation and its place in the world. I argue that Australian historians played a significant role in the history of biograpy writing and, related to it, the debate over collective Australian identity.' (Introduction)
[Untitled] Nicholas Birns , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 6 no. 1 2013;

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
'Was it Cathartic?' : An Interview with Peter Rose Stephen Mansfield (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Life Writing , March vol. 9 no. 1 2012; (p. 21-33)
A Speaking Subject/A Watching Object : Performing Sonship in Peter Rose's 'Rose Boys' Stephen Mansfield , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , March vol. 9 no. 1 2012; (p. 5-20)
'Peter Rose's 2001 memoir Rose Boys is a meditation on male family relationships. Described by the author as 'an essay in fraternal juxtaposition', the work is not only a tribute to a brother but also an acknowledgement of the centrality of the father in the formation of two very different sons. This article will elaborate on this principal auto/biographical exchange in Rose Boys: the exchange between a speaking or performing subject (in the sons Robert and Peter) and a watching object (in the father Bob Rose). How is the paternal gaze conceived of and represented in this form of auto/biography? Can this work be read as a 'performance' for the father? How is the performance of sonship framed and represented? And how is Peter Rose's auto/biographical act both a 'speaking for himself' and an attempt to speak for his brother? Can a life writer speak for another, or will another to speak through his work, and what are the ethical implications of this attempt? Stephen Mansfield.
'My Father's Knife' : Autobiography as Hermeneutic Phenomenology Jack Bowers , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , December vol. 7 no. 3 2010; (p. 317-323)
A Brother's Love Brian Matthews , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 October 2001; (p. 8)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
Roses Both, in Different Hues A. P. Riemer , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 October 2001; (p. 12)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
Family Central to Lore of the Roses Liam Davison , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 October 2001; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
The Poet, The Athlete, and a Tale of Adversity Martin Flanagan , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 October 2001; (p. 3)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
Game of the Rose Kathy Hunt , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 13 November vol. 119 no. 6301 2001; (p. 90)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
The Consolations of Biography Peter Rose , 2003 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Eureka Street , January-February vol. 13 no. 1 2003; (p. 28-31)
Family Matters Laid Bare for Judges Malcolm Knox , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 February 2003; (p. 5)
Sitting in the Driver's Seat of Biography Jane Sullivan , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 6 April 2003; (p. 10)
Goethe's Two Left Feet Peter Rose , 2003 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2003 2003; (p. 326-340) Upfront , Winter vol. 15 no. 2 2003; (p. 16)
Recognition and Autobiography Richard Freadman , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Partial Answers : Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas , Winter vol. 3 no. 1 2005; (p. 133-161)

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