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'In The Best Australian Essays 2014, Robert Manne assembles his picks of contemporary non-fiction writing. Tim Winton reflects on the impact of landscape on the Australian character; Helen Garner remembers her mother with a raw and stirring poignancy; Christos Tsiolkas wonders how the Left forgot their origins; Tim Flannery traces the history of the Great Barrier Reef and fears its destruction. With essays traversing madness, liberty under the rule of Tony Abbott, the enslaving of horses and the legacy of Doris Lessing, this sharp collection offers lucid insight, shrewd understanding and heartbreaking empathy.' (Publication summary)

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Contents

* Contents derived from the Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,:Black Inc. , 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Robert Manne , single work essay
'This is the second innings of my invitation to edit The Best Australian Essays. By now I have a clearer view of the task...'
(p. ix-xi)
The Percheron, Moreno Giovannoni , single work short story (p. 1-6)
The Little Prince, and Other Vehicles, Rozanna Lilley , single work essay
'My first car was an apple-green Ford Escort. At Least, that's what I like to say...'
(p. 7-17)
Waltzing the Jaguar, Caroline Baum , single work biography (p. 18-32)
A Rolf in Sheep's Clothing, Peter Conrad , single work essay (p. 33-46)
The Breaking Point, Jessie Cole , single work autobiography (p. 47-56)
The Medicine, Karen Hitchcock , single work essay
'It's months before the world will hold its collective breath because a handful of congressmen don't want the United States to provide health insurance...'
(p. 57-66)
Wolf Like Me, Antonia Hayes , single work autobiography (p. 67-73)
Sex and Cancer : a History in Three Parts, Luke Ryan , single work essay (p. 74-81)
Dreams of Her Real Self, Helen Garner , single work autobiography (p. 82-94)
The Old Australia? Oratava Avenue, 1940, Sybille Smith , single work essay (p. 95-108)
The Unremembered Six, Christian Ryan , single work essay (p. 109-117)
Doveton, Dennis Glover , single work essay (p. 118-123)
My Fellow Australians, Don Watson , single work criticism (p. 124-127)
Men of a Certain Age, Rachel Nolan , single work essay (p. 128-139)
Freedom Abbott, David Marr , single work essay (p. 140-154)
The Last Instructions of Patrick White, J. M. Coetzee , single work essay (p. 155-165)
The Agony and the Ecstasy, Nicolas Rothwell , single work criticism (p. 166-174)
Oh Walt, You're a Leaky Vessel, David Malouf , single work criticism (p. 174-189)
Poems of a Lifetime, Clive James , single work essay
'Clive James on Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop and lessons in the “shutting up” of poetry'
(p. 190-197)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2014 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 210p.
      ISBN: 9781863956956, 9781922231871 (eBook)
      Series: y separately published work icon The Best Australian Essays Black Inc. (publisher), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2000-2018 Z1731488 2000 series - publisher essay extract prose review

      The first of the three 'Best of' collections, Best Australian Essays was initiated in 1998 (then published by Bookman Press) under the guidance of executive chair Morry Schwartz and edited by Peter Craven. In March 2018, Black Inc, announced the cancellation of all three, replaced by the series Best Summer Stories.

      Number in series: 15

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Helen Garner's 'Best Essays' Triumph Barry Gittins , Jen Vuk , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 2 February vol. 25 no. 2 2015;

— Review of The Best Australian Essays 2014 2014 anthology criticism essay
Prejudices Raise Hard Questions A. P. Riemer , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 January 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of The Best Australian Poems 2014 2014 anthology poetry ; The Best Australian Essays 2014 2014 anthology criticism essay
Black Inc Earns a Gold Star Gregory Day , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 December 2014; (p. 17)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2014 2014 anthology short story ; The Best Australian Essays 2014 2014 anthology criticism essay ; The Best Australian Poems 2014 2014 anthology poetry
Black Inc Earns a Gold Star Gregory Day , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 December 2014; (p. 17)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2014 2014 anthology short story ; The Best Australian Essays 2014 2014 anthology criticism essay ; The Best Australian Poems 2014 2014 anthology poetry
Prejudices Raise Hard Questions A. P. Riemer , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 January 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of The Best Australian Poems 2014 2014 anthology poetry ; The Best Australian Essays 2014 2014 anthology criticism essay
Helen Garner's 'Best Essays' Triumph Barry Gittins , Jen Vuk , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 2 February vol. 25 no. 2 2015;

— Review of The Best Australian Essays 2014 2014 anthology criticism essay
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