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We're in the Arts West forum at the University of Melbourne on a freezing July evening and David Malouf is telling his audience that he has just re-read Johnno for the first time in more than 40 years: The parts of the book I like best are not about either of the central characters, but all the stuff about Brisbane. It really is a history of Brisbane [in the 1940s and 1950s] which had never been written, and it's an attempt to produce for readers all the detail of what it was like to live in that atmosphere, with that weather, and with that particular social structure. There is a huge amount of detail in the book and I treat that detail as if it were in a poem, so that there is something sensuously felt and emblematic of something larger. I think that's probably the most successful aspect of the book.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 76 no. 4 December 2017 12338039 2017 periodical issue

    'We live in a moment giddy with change. Change is constant, change is fast. Change can be its own rationale, an unquestioned, irresistible propulsion to a quickly unfolding and possibly unimaginable future. Has it ever been thus? Well, yes and no. Change is both a part of what it is to be human—a desire in many cultures for progress and growth—and one of things that makes us—in many cultures—fearful and anxious.' (Editorial)

    2017
    pg. 4-6
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