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A comprehensive biography of George Johnston's life and work with particular reference to his literary work especially the autobiographical novels of the Meredith Trilogy.

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  • Also published in sound recording format.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Nelson , 1986 .
      Extent: [xv], 329p.p.
      Description: illus., ports., 24p. of plates.
      Reprinted: 1986
      ISBN: 0170065731
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1989 .
      Extent: [xv], 329p.p.
      Description: illus., ports., 24p. of plates.
      ISBN: 0140123458 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Charmain Clift and George Johnston, Hydra 1960 : The 'Lost' Photographs of James Burke Paul Genoni , Tanya Dalziell , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 73 no. 1 2014; (p. 18-37)

'In one of her many essays, Charmian Clift writes of the melancholic experience of feeling like a photograph. She has been asked to address a group of students at Wollongong High School, a school she had attended, and in preparing her speech she turns to a photograph that appears in the school's fiftieth-anniversary commemorative booklet. The photograph depicts a class from Clift's time at the school, 'formally posed with the boys lined up behind the girls and their hands resting on the girls' shoulders' ('On Turning slightly Sepia', p. 48 (see References below)), and as photographs do it evokes in Clift's memory small details that are not evidenced in the image itself: 'I can still see one of those girls arched in a perfect swallow dive, and remember precisely a collar of little pearl buttons on a blue crepe dress that another of them wore to an end-of-term dance that year'(48). The photograph also prompts Clift to consider how different her teenage circumstances were from those of the students she is to speak to, their faces shining with the confidence that faith in the goodness of the future affords. Before those faces now momentarily turned to her, she thinks of herself as the past, and wonders, 'if they realized that standing up before them I knew myself to be curling at the edges and turning slightly sepia' (51).' (Publication abstract)

The Advancing Wave : Australian Literary Biography Since 1980 Brian Kiernan , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reconnoitres : Essays in Australian Literature in Honour of G. A. Wilkes 1992; (p. 191-203) Studies in Australian Literary History 1997; (p. 215-229)
The Romance of Brothers Jack's Real Life Penelope Nelson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 10-11 June 1989; (p. 8)

— Review of George Johnston : A Biography Garry Kinnane , 1986 single work biography
The Right Company and a Winter's Tale Shirley Despoja , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 May 1989; (p. 14)

— Review of George Johnston : A Biography Garry Kinnane , 1986 single work biography ; Beach Plastic : Poems Caroline Caddy , 1989 selected work poetry ; The Lake Frome Monster Arthur W. Upfield , 1966 single work novel ; Singles : Shorter Works 1981-1986 John Scott , 1989 selected work poetry ; The Hidden Culture : Folklore in Australian Society Graham Seal , 1989 single work criticism ; Nettie Palmer : Her Private Journal Fourteen Years, Poems, Reviews and Literary Essays Nettie Palmer , 1988 selected work poetry prose criticism review autobiography biography
A Job Well Done Cath Kenneally , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , August no. 66 1989; (p. 26)

— Review of George Johnston : A Biography Garry Kinnane , 1986 single work biography
Inside Jack's Famous Brother Adrian Mitchell , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 4-5 October 1986; (p. 14)

— Review of George Johnston : A Biography Garry Kinnane , 1986 single work biography
Links With Greatness Chester Eagle , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 October 1986; (p. 20)

— Review of George Johnston : A Biography Garry Kinnane , 1986 single work biography
Pushing Anarchic Life to the Edge of Disaster John Douglas Pringle , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 October 1986; (p. 48)

— Review of George Johnston : A Biography Garry Kinnane , 1986 single work biography
George Johnston, the Literary Folk Hero Who Came Too Soon Elizabeth Riddell , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 October vol. 108 no. 5539 1986; (p. 86-88)

— Review of George Johnston : A Biography Garry Kinnane , 1986 single work biography
Untitled David Rowbotham , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 November 1986; (p. 6)

— Review of George Johnston : A Biography Garry Kinnane , 1986 single work biography
The Advancing Wave : Australian Literary Biography Since 1980 Brian Kiernan , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reconnoitres : Essays in Australian Literature in Honour of G. A. Wilkes 1992; (p. 191-203) Studies in Australian Literary History 1997; (p. 215-229)
Biography and Fiction : George Johnston's Meredith Trilogy and Garry Kinane's Biography F. H. Mares , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 13 no. 3 1988; (p. 357-364)
Brother George Looks Over Biographers' Shoulders Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1987 single work biography
— Appears in: Westerly , September vol. 32 no. 3 1987; (p. 75-77)
The Beautiful and the Damned : George Johnston and Auto/Biographical Fictions Hazel Rowley , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island Magazine , Autumn no. 34-35 1988; (p. 148-156)
Reply to Graeme Kinross Smith Garry Kinnane , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , March vol. 33 no. 1 1988; (p. 83)
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