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y separately published work icon Rose Boys single work   autobiography  
  • Author:agent Peter Rose http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/rose-peter
Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Rose Boys
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y separately published work icon Rose Boys Peter Rose , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2001 Z915485 2001 single work autobiography (taught in 1 units) At twenty-two Robert Rose faced a rare choice. He could devote his talents to cricket or he could follow the path of his father, Bob Rose, one of the great Australian Rules footballers. Then on St Valentines Day 1974 Robert became a quadriplegic following a tragic car accident. He lived for another twenty-five years, totally dependent on others. Now his brother Peter, a leading literary figure, has written Robert's life story. The result is a family memoir of rare candour touching themes of family, disability, loyalty, masculinity, physical and emotional dependence--above, all mortality. (Source: Trove) Current Issues in Australian Writing University of Queensland 2008 (Semester 1)
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