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yThomas Keneally : A CelebrationPeter Pierce
Canberra:Friends of the National Library of AustraliaNational Library of Australia,2006Z13216142006anthology biography extract "Thomas Keneally's reputation as a storyteller, established in the 1960s, has been cemented by a series of publications - fiction, memoir and social comment - that has brought him international fame and national esteem. Remarkable for the power of his narrative, Keneally is irrepressible in the diversity of his interests and the intensity of his commitment to bringing the truth to his readers. As a generous and enthusiastic contributor to books and book culture, this collection of three essays: biographical, critical and celebratory - and an account of the Library's acquisition of Keneally's papers - is a fitting tribute to one of Australia's most engaging writers." - Back coverCanberra:Friends of the National Library of AustraliaNational Library of Australia,2006
'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)