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Peter Conrad Peter Conrad i(A143081 works by) (a.k.a. Peter John Conrad)
Born: Established: 1948 Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania, ;
Gender: Male
Expatriate assertion
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1 An Eye for Tyrants Peter Conrad , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 116 2015; (p. 62-66)

'The article focuses on n Australian film director and screenwriter Justin Kurzel. Topics include charismatic nature of the heroes and villains of Kurzel's films including John Bunting, the psychotic Messiah in "Snowtown," Kurzel's fascination with leaders which is a confessional undertone of the need for directors to be autocrats, and why Kurzel finds films as very visceral. Also mentioned is Kurzel's adaptation of "Macbeth" which sheds the moral qualms that inhibit Shakespeare's character.' (Publication summary)

1 A Rolf in Sheep's Clothing Peter Conrad , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2014 2014; (p. 33-46)
1 Light and Shadow Peter Conrad , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 94 2013; (p. 60-65)

— Review of The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan , 2013 single work novel ; Eyrie Tim Winton , 2013 single work novel
1 Free Agent Peter Conrad , 2012-2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Monthly , December-January no. 85 2012-2013; (p. 36-41)
1 She Who Moves My Bones Peter Conrad , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 340 2012; (p. 12-13)

— Review of The Hanging Garden Patrick White , 1981 single work novel
1 Open Page with Peter Conrad Peter Conrad , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 339 2012; (p. 68)
1 Introduction Peter Conrad , 2012 essay
— Appears in: Homesickness 2012;
1 Shakespeare in Australia Peter Conrad , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 71 2011; (p. 60-61)

— Review of The Eye of the Storm Judy Morris , 2011 single work film/TV
1 Can We Be Heroes? : Chris Lilley and the Politics of Comedy Peter Conrad , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 67 2011; (p. 24-27) The Best Australian Essays 2011 2011; (p. 132-140)
1 Lest We Forget Peter Conrad , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , November no. 62 2010; (p. 56-57)

— Review of Words Fail Me : A Journey through Australia's Lost Language Hugh Lunn , 2010 single work prose
1 Sister Act Something Sacred Peter Conrad , 2010 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 60 2010; (p. 52-58) The Best Australian Essays 2010 2010; (p. 74-83)
1 Divine Comedy Peter Conrad , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Monthly , March no. 54 2010; (p. 56-59)
1 The Good Son Peter Conrad , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , August no. 48 2009; (p. 28-37)
Conrad examines whether there is 'a mission in the vindictive madness Cave unleashes in his songs and novels'.
1 2 Troy Revisited : Homer's Iliad and David Malouf's Ransom Peter Conrad , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 45 2009; (p. 48-53)
The proposition is a simple as the first verse of Genesis, and marginally more believable: in the beginning, Homer invented literature. He did so - if, that is, he was a single person - dualistically, in two poems that look ahead to different literary futures. The Iliad is our primordial epic, celebrating heroic violence and the glory of combat. The Odyssey, which begins when the war in Troy is over and follows its wily, wayward protagonist on his journey home to Ithaca, begets the alternative genre of romance, a form not end-stopped by death like the epic but open to accident and adventure, free to go on exploring indefinitely. Writers ever since have added footnotes to Homer, whether cynically summarising the Trojan War as a lecherous farce, like Shakespeare in Troilus and Cressida, or cramming Odyseus's decade-long tour of the Mediterranean into a single day in Dublin, as Joyce did in Ulyssses.
1 Circles of Influence Peter Conrad , 2009 extract prose (Islands : A Trip through Time and Space)
— Appears in: The Age , 25 April 2009; (p. 20-21)
1 3 y separately published work icon Islands : A Trip through Time and Space Peter Conrad , Fishermen's Bend : Thames and Hudson , 2009 Z1582222 2009 single work prose 'For most people, islands are optional - places to dream about, the ideal site for holidays or honeymoons, times when you want to put a watery distance between yourself and a busy, vexatious reality.... My book is about the fantasies of runaways, beachcombers and children who refuse to grow up.' - Peter Conrad, from the Introduction
1 Anti-Heroes Peter Conrad , 2008 single work prose
— Appears in: True Blue? : On Being Australian 2008; (p. 103-104)
1 A Modest Daily Heroism Peter Conrad , 2008 single work essay
— Appears in: True Blue? : On Being Australian 2008; (p. 58)
1 Days of Thunder Erupt Down Under Peter Conrad , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Observer , 8 April 2007; (p. 24)

— Review of The Unknown Terrorist Richard Flanagan , 2006 single work novel
1 You're Facing the Unthinkable ... Peter Conrad , 2006 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2006 2006; (p. 349-343) The Observer , 28 May 2006; (p. 8)
A review essay about the film United 93 and Martin Amis's story 'The Last Days of Muhammad Atta'.
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