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y Rose Boys single work   autobiography  
  • Author: Peter Rose http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/rose-peter
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)

Notes

  • 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 .
      679273633123114241.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      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
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.
'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)
'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)
Teaching Contemporary Australian Autobiography Richard Freadman , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Teaching Life Writing Texts 2007; (p. 208-213)
Football Is an Enigma J. Neville Turner , 2006 single work essay
— Appears in: Tirra Lirra , vol. 14 no. 4 2006; (p. 8-11)
'Football is an enigma that is deficient in literature. The various football codes' contests are over too soon for rational contemplation and most football literature is ephemeral and often too partisan to justify any claim to a literary canon.'
'Passage' and 'Becoming' in 'Rose Boys', by Peter Rose Christine Nicholls , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Politics and Poetics of Passage in Canadian and Australian Culture and Fiction 2006; (p. 159-174)
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)
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: Upfront , Winter vol. 15 no. 2 2003; (p. 16) The Best Australian Essays 2003 2003; (p. 326-340)
Wounds of the Roses John Harms , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 9 June 2002; (p. 32-33)
This Unsporting Life Brent Crosswell , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2002 2002; (p. 130-137) Meanjin , vol. 61 no. 1 2002; (p. 209-215)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
A Good Sport Richard Watts , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 166 2002; (p. 114-115)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
Rose Boys by Peter Rose Christopher Thompson , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 10 no. 1 2002; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
In David McCooey , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Heat , no. 3 (New Series) 2002; (p. 233-240)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
Books Lucy Sussex , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 17 November 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
A Brother Broken Jason Steger , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 29 September 2001; (p. 7)
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
Close Yet Incongruous Peter Rose , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 235 2001; (p. 23-24)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
Collingwood Brotherhood Michael McGirr , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , December vol. 11 no. 10 2001; (p. 37-38)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
Brothers in Arms Chris Brice , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 December 2001; (p. 17)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
This Unsporting Life Brent Crosswell , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2002 2002; (p. 130-137) Meanjin , vol. 61 no. 1 2002; (p. 209-215)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
A Good Sport Richard Watts , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 166 2002; (p. 114-115)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
Rose Boys by Peter Rose Christopher Thompson , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 10 no. 1 2002; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
In David McCooey , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Heat , no. 3 (New Series) 2002; (p. 233-240)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
Books Lucy Sussex , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 17 November 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of Rose Boys Peter Rose 2001 single work autobiography
[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
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: Upfront , Winter vol. 15 no. 2 2003; (p. 16) The Best Australian Essays 2003 2003; (p. 326-340)
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)
Football Is an Enigma J. Neville Turner , 2006 single work essay
— Appears in: Tirra Lirra , vol. 14 no. 4 2006; (p. 8-11)
'Football is an enigma that is deficient in literature. The various football codes' contests are over too soon for rational contemplation and most football literature is ephemeral and often too partisan to justify any claim to a literary canon.'
'Passage' and 'Becoming' in 'Rose Boys', by Peter Rose Christine Nicholls , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Politics and Poetics of Passage in Canadian and Australian Culture and Fiction 2006; (p. 159-174)
Teaching Contemporary Australian Autobiography Richard Freadman , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Teaching Life Writing Texts 2007; (p. 208-213)
'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 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.
'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 Brother Broken Jason Steger , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 29 September 2001; (p. 7)
Once an Athlete Christopher Bantick , 2001 single work biography
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 9 December 2001; (p. 63)
Wounds of the Roses John Harms , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 9 June 2002; (p. 32-33)
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)

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