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Peter Ryan Peter Ryan i(A18205 works by) (a.k.a. Peter Allen Ryan)
Born: Established: 4 Sep 1923 Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 13 Dec 2015
Gender: Male
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1 In the Neighbourhood of Brian Fitzpatrick Peter Ryan , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 59 no. 10 2015; (p. 110-112)
1 The Unforgotten Brian Fitzpatrick Peter Ryan , 2015 single work biography
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 59 no. 9 2015; (p. 111-112)
1 The Memory of Sir John Monash Peter Ryan , 2015 single work biography
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 59 no. 4 2015; (p. 110-112)
1 The Estimable Symes of Melbourne Peter Ryan , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 58 no. 9 2014; (p. 111-112)

— Review of David Syme : Man of the Age Elizabeth Morrison , 2014 single work biography
1 Ned Kelly is Still Holding Us Up Peter Ryan , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 57 no. 3 2013; (p. 28-32)
1 The Decline and Death of a War Hero Peter Ryan , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 56 no. 11 2012; (p. 110-112)

— Review of The Price of Valour John Hamilton , 2012 single work biography
1 Friends in Dusty Places Peter Ryan , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Quadrant , July - August vol. 56 no. 7/8 2012; (p. 111-112)
1 My Life as a Leper Peter Ryan , 2011 single work prose
— Appears in: Quadrant , January - February vol. 55 no. 1/2 2011; (p. 127-128) Meanjin Online 2015;
1 3 y separately published work icon Final Proof : Memoirs of a Publisher Peter Ryan , Balmain : Quadrant Books , 2010 Z1749237 2010 single work autobiography 'Melbourne University Press was established in 1923, and the distinction of its authors, and the quality of the design and production of the Press’s books became acknowledged around the world. These memoirs offer a series of sparkling vignettes by the man who counts as blessed his twenty-six years as MUP’s Director. Readers will be charmed (occasionally amused, even shocked) by intimate glimpses of the Press’s galaxy of authors: poets from James McAuley to A.D. Hope; scientists from Nobel winner Macfarlane Burnet to Gustav Nossal; historians from Geoffrey Blainey to Paul Hasluck – and to Manning Clark.' (Publisher's blurb)
1 The Sugar Bag Peter Ryan , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 53 no. 12 2009; (p. 127-128)
1 The Greatest of All War Novels Peter Ryan , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 53 no. 3 2009; (p. 127-128)
The article features on the life and works of Australian expatriate author Frederic Manning who the author regards as famous for being forgotten. He wrote a fictionalised account of his war service, "The Middle Parts of Fortune" which the author describes as the most moving books ever written on the war. At 15 years old, he left Sydney for England and was raised into a scholar, writer, and young Victorian gentleman. Famous novelist T. S. Eliot called Manning as the one of the best prose writers of the time.
1 Hollow Man of Yesterday Peter Ryan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 53 no. 1-2 2009; (p. 126-128)

— Review of Manning Clark : A Life Brian Matthews , 2008 single work biography
1 The Power of the Dog Peter Ryan , 2008 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 52 no. 12 2008; (p. 127-128)
1 Church Parade Peter Ryan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 52 no. 9 2008; (p. 127-128)
1 Dining at the Greeks Peter Ryan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 52 no. 6 2008; (p. 127-128)
1 Remembering the Forgotten Peter Ryan , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 52 no. 6 2008; (p. 119-121)

— Review of Pompey Elliott Ross McMullin , 2002 single work biography
1 Two Naked Emperors Peter Ryan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 52 no. 5 2008; (p. 127-128)
1 The Art and Craft of Luncheon Peter Ryan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , February vol. 52 no. 1-2 2008; (p. 127-128)
1 A Loose Australian Canon Peter Ryan , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 51 no. 11 2007; (p. 95-96)
1 Abode of Dusty Angels Peter Ryan , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 51 no. 9 2007; (p. 95-96)
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