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The Gifts of John Forbes : A Valued Friendship single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 The Gifts of John Forbes : A Valued Friendship
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  • Epigraph:

    romantic poem

    —for K

    bite through the soft limbs of money

    the doughy arms dragging you down

    & escape with

    the help of a hand

    that’s held out to you from the dark heart

    of the dollar—that’s you

    trailing incandescent orange spots behind!!!

    —John Forbes

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Meanjin Telling Someone Else's Story vol. 75 no. 4 Summer 2016 10855789 2016 periodical issue

    'Stories can have a determining power, the authority of the assumed and accepted narrative.

    'We all have our own of course, and perhaps the capacity to imagine the stories of hypothetical others. In everyday life that might pass for empathy; in literature it can carry an edge of privilege and controversy. And in fact? In non-fiction?

    'In this edition, a timely exploration framed by that great Australian woman of letters Alexis Wright, a long musing on the often vexed intersections between our first peoples and the narrative that explains and explores the Indigenous position in modern Australia. Whose stories are these to tell? Who owns this continuing tale?' (Editorial introduction)

    pg. 166-174
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