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'Clem Christesen, my husband, founder of Meanjin, was the great love of my life, but there were other loves, secret and unrequited. My first love was Eugene when I was twelve. I loved his intensity, his aching heart, his mellifluous words that made my mind spin. He was a man of dreams and I was a yearning girl. My second love was Andrei, when I was sixteen, a handsome intellectual, a sardonic war hero of royal descent, who was already married. A man with bold gestures, he swept me off my feet. I spent many hours with him but he preferred someone else. I pined but remained steadfast and true.' (Introduction)

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  • Epigraph:

    If you want to be happy, be.

    —Leo Tolstoy

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 78 no. 4 Summer 2019 18447504 2019 periodical issue

    'In the December issue of Meanjin Paul Daley takes a long look at the complex legacy of James Cook. In a timely essay ahead of the Cook sestercentennial in 2020, Daley digs deep into the many and conflicting strands of this Australian colonial foundation story. Was Cook a blameless master navigator? Or should he be connected intimately to the dispossession of First Nations peoples that followed his voyage of 1770?' (Introduction)

    2019
    pg. 184-193
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