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Issue Details: First known date: 1964... 1964 Meredith Trilogy
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y separately published work icon My Brother Jack : A Novel George Johnston , London Sydney : Collins , 1964 Z824887 1964 single work novel (taught in 13 units)

''The thing I am trying to get at is what made Jack different from me. Different all through our lives, I mean, and in a special sense, not just older or nobler or braver or less clever.'

'David and Jack Meredith grow up in a patriotic suburban Melbourne household during the First World War, and go on to lead lives that could not be more different. Through the story of the two brothers, George Johnston created an enduring exploration of two Australian myths: that of the man who loses his soul as he gains worldly success, and that of the tough, honest Aussie battler, whose greatest ambition is to serve his country during the war. Acknowledged as one of the true Australian classics, My Brother Jack is a deeply satisfying, complex and moving literary masterpiece. ' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Clean Straw for Nothing [and] A Cartload of Clay George Johnston , North Ryde : Collins , 1989 6053636 1989 selected work novel
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y separately published work icon Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel George Johnston , London Sydney : Collins , 1969 Z825043 1969 single work novel

'Set against the backdrop of a Greek island, Clean Straw for Nothing follows the story of successful war correspondent and retired journalist David Meredith as he abandons his career for a life in exile with his beautiful wife Cressida. Johnston focuses on the developing relationship between David and Cressida, exploring the complex and reflective character of David as he questions the nature of success, sexual tensions, expatriation and ill-health. The questions are almost entirely unanswerable and the freedom David craves nearly impossible.'

— publisher's website

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y separately published work icon A Cartload of Clay : A Novel George Johnston , Sydney : Collins , 1971 Z824939 1971 single work novel

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1964
      1964-1971 .

Works about this Work

Introduction : The Meredith Trilogy Garry Kinnane , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Meredith Trilogy 1988; (p. vii-xiii)
Kinnane discusses Johnston's Meredith Trilogy as a mirror of Australian life.
Introduction : The Meredith Trilogy Garry Kinnane , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Meredith Trilogy 1988; (p. vii-xiii)
Kinnane discusses Johnston's Meredith Trilogy as a mirror of Australian life.
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