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Robert Manne Robert Manne i(A1133 works by) (a.k.a. Robert Michael Manne)
Born: Established: 1947 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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1 Misapprehending McAuley Robert Manne , single work review
— Review of The Devil and James McAuley Cassandra Pybus , 1999 single work criticism
1 On Borrowed Time Robert Manne , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , March no. 142 2018; (p. 46-54)

'"When I regained consciousness...I could not speak a word."

In the face of a very painful death, what was previously unthinkable became the only means of escape. Robert Manne reflects on live lived in the shadow of mortality.'

1 3 y separately published work icon On Borrowed Time Robert Manne , Carlton : Black Inc. , 2018 12791084 2018 selected work essay

'A stunning new collection of essays from Australia’s leading public intellectual. In On Borrowed Time, Manne applies his brilliant mind to the topics that have shaped our world over the last five years, including climate change, the media, Australia’s asylum seeker policy, and Wikileaks. This provocative and challenging book features essays on Donald Trump's alleged links to Russia, Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership, the ideas driving Islamic State, and a searing critique of Jonathan Franzen's views on climate change activists.' (Publication summary)

1 Born in Australia Robert Manne , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly Blog , April 2016;

'Thornton McCamish’s ‘Our Man Elsewhere: In search of Alan Moorehead’ is an antidote to forgetfulness.'

1 y separately published work icon The Cypherpunk Revolutionary : On Julian Assange Robert Manne , Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2015 8753590 2015 single work essay

''There are few original ideas in politics. In the creation of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange was responsible for one.'

'This essay reveals the making of Julian Assange – both his ideas and his world-changing actions. Robert Manne explores Assange's unruly childhood and then his involvement with the revolutionary cypherpunk underground, all the way through to the creation of WikiLeaks. Pulling together the threads of his development, Manne shows how Assange became one of the most influential Australians of our time.' (Publication summary)

1 Introduction Robert Manne , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2014 2014; (p. ix-xi)
'This is the second innings of my invitation to edit The Best Australian Essays. By now I have a clearer view of the task...'
1 3 y separately published work icon The Best Australian Essays 2014 Robert Manne (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2014 7989115 2014 anthology criticism essay (taught in 2 units)

'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)

1 A Political Friendship Robert Manne , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Sense for Humanity : The Ethical Thought of Raimond Gaita 2014;
1 The Long and the Shortish Robert Manne , 2014 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 359 2014;
1 To the Women Who Changed My Life : Robert Manne Robert Manne , 2013 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Yours Truly : Cathartic Confessions, Passionate Declarations and Vivid Recollections from Women of Letters 2013; (p. 300-304)
1 Burchett's Roubles Robert Manne , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Monthly , August no. 92 2013; (p. 34-37)
1 5 y separately published work icon The Best Australian Essays 2013 Robert Manne (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2013 6049440 2013 anthology criticism essay (taught in 1 units)

'Robert Manne turns his inquiring mind to collecting superb non-fiction writing for The Best Australian Essays 2013. These essays, whether they provoke arguments, tears or laughter, all give razor-sharp insight into Australian society and, more broadly, the human condition.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 Dark Victories Robert Manne , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2012 2012; (p. 173-191)
1 2 y separately published work icon The Words That Made Australia : How a Nation Came to Know Itself Robert Manne (editor), Chris Feik (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012 Z1890030 2012 anthology criticism essay prose 'This is not a book of documents, snippets or worthy speeches. Instead it presents the original essays and the moments of insight that told us what Australia is and could be. These are the essential statements from historians, reporters, novelists, mavericks and visionaries that take us from federation to the present-day.' [From Trove]
1 The Scribes' Selection Peter Carey , Favel Parrett , Geraldine Brooks , Alex Miller , Steven Amsterdam , John Tranter , Helen Garner , Brenda Walker , Sophie Cunningham , Fiona McGregor , Richard Flanagan , Elliot Perlman , Nikki Gemmell , Thomas Keneally , Peggy Frew , Anson Cameron , Robert Adamson , Charlotte Wood , Robert Manne , Gig Ryan , Nam Le , Shane Maloney , Luke Davies , A. P. Riemer , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 10 December 2011; (p. 28-31) The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 December 2011; (p. 30-33)
Australian writers and reviewers each nominate their best books of 2011. Some of the books listed are by Australian writers.
1 Man of Wood Robert Manne , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Monthly , December 2010 - January 2011 no. 63 2010; (p. 86-90)
1 Why We Weren't Warned Robert Manne , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2009 2009; (p. 148-165)
2 8 y separately published work icon The Dreaming and Other Essays The Dreaming & Other Essays W. E. H. Stanner , Robert Manne , Melbourne : Black Inc. Agenda , 2009 Z1582066 2009 selected work criticism

'W.E.H. Stanner's words changed Australia. Without condescension and without sentimentality, in essays such as 'The Dreaming' Stanner conveyed the richness and uniqueness of Aboriginal culture. In his Boyer Lectures he exposed a 'cult of forgetfulness practised on a national scale,' regarding the fate of the Aborigines, for which he coined the phrase 'the great Australian silence'. And in his essay 'Durmugam' he provided an unforgettable portrait of a warrior's attempt to hold back cultural change. 'He was such a man,' Stanner wrote. 'I thought I would like to make the reading world see and feel him as I did.''

'The pieces collected here span the career of W.E.H. Stanner as well as the history of Australian race relations. They reveal the extraordinary scholarship, humanity and vision of one of Australia's finest essayists. Their revival is a significant event.' (Source: Black Inc Books website)

1 The History Wars Robert Manne , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , November no. 51 2009; (p. 79)
'Paul Keating and John Howard were early players in what Australians have come to call the History Wars, whose main field of battle is the bitter and still unresolved cultural struggle over the nature of the Indigenous dispossession and the place it should assume in Australian self-understanding.'
1 1 Sorry Business : The Road to the Apology Robert Manne , 2008 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , March no. 32 2008; (p. 22-31)
Discusses events in recent Australian history leading up to the apology given to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders delivered by Kevin Rudd on 13 February 2008 at the opening of Parliament in Canberra.
It includes discussion of the Bringing Them Home Report on the Stolen Generations and how this polarised members of the editorial board of Quadrant. In this essay, Robert Manne, who was a supporter of the report, writes about his decision to resign from Quadrant 'It became clear that for half the board, the way the magazine had treated Aboriginal matters raised serious questions about my suitability to edit a conservative cultural magazine.' (p.25).
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