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    y separately published work icon Trouble in Lotus Land Charmian Clift , Nadia Wheatley (editor), North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z55383 1990 selected work prose North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 pg. 84-87
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    y separately published work icon Charmian Clift : Selected Essays Charmian Clift , Nadia Wheatley (editor), Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 2001 Z925681 2001 selected work prose biography Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 2001 pg. 119-123
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    y separately published work icon Sneaky Little Revolutions : Selected Essays of Charmain Clift Charmian Clift , Nadia Wheatley (editor), Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2022 23617329 2022 selected work essay

    '‘I know it’s a daring suggestion, but I’ll make it anyway.’

    'Charmian Clift was a writer ahead of her time. Lyrical and fearless, her essays seamlessly the personal and the political.

    'In 1964, Charmian Clift and her husband George Johnston returned to Australia after living and writing for many years in the cosmopolitan community of artists on the Greek island of Hydra. Back in Sydney, Clift found her opinions were far more progressive than those of many of her fellow Australians.

    'This new edition of Charmian Clift’s essays, selected and introduced by her biographer Nadia Wheatley, are drawn from the weekly newspaper column Clift wrote through the turbulent and transformative years of the 1960s. In these ‘sneaky little revolutions’, as Clift once called them, she supported the rights of women and migrants, called for social justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, opposed conscription and the war in Vietnam, acknowledged Australia’s role in the Asia-Pacific, fought censorship, called for an Australian film industry — and much more. In doing so, she set a new benchmark for the form of the essay in Australian literature.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2022
    pg. 127-131
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