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As Happy as This single work   prose   autobiography  
  • Author:agent David Malouf
Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 As Happy as This
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Family Portrait
portrait: David Malouf
Variant title appears in The Courier-Mail
Minor textual variations appear in texts
Portrait appears in Family Pictures
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Family Pictures Beth Yahp (editor), Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 Z91431 1994 anthology short story prose biography autobiography Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 pg. 97-116
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Courier-Mail 31 December 1994 Z601791 1994 newspaper issue 1994 pg. wkd 33
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon A First Place David Malouf , North Sydney : Random House , 2014 6856466 2014 selected work prose essay

    'A collection of personal essays and writing from David Malouf to celebrate his 80th birthday.

    'Topography, geography, history. Multiculturalism, referendums, the constitution and national occasions. Parental and grandparental romances, the sensual and bountiful beauty of Brisbane, the mysterious offerings of Queenslander houses, and leaving home. The idea of a nation and the heart of its people. Being Australian and Australia's relationship to the world. Putting ourselves on the map.

    'All these subjects, and more, are explored from the generous, questioning and original perspective of David Malouf.

    'At the heart of these pieces is the idea of home, where and what it is. What they illustrate is the formation of a man, an Australian and one of the best writers this country has produced.' (Publisher's blurb)

    North Sydney : Random House , 2014
    pg. 34-64
Last amended 4 Feb 2002 14:37:37