Carrying Yves Tanguy up the Stairs single work   autobiography  
  • Author: Vivian Smith
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Carrying Yves Tanguy up the Stairs
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Vivian Smith's memoir recalls an exhibition of modern French art which toured Australia, including Hobart, in the early 1950s while he was a young university student, and the impact it had on him, and on various people from other sectors of society. The piece includes reflections on Australian culture in the mid-20th century, and the changes since then, particularly with regard to attitudes towards the UK and continental Europe.

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    y Running Wild : Essays, Fictions and Memoirs Presented to Michael Wilding David Brooks (editor), Brian Kiernan (editor), Sydney New Delhi : Sydney Association for Studies in Society and Culture Manohar , 2004 Z1139818 2004 anthology criticism biography short story essay

    From the editors' introduction: Michael Wilding, the distinguished teacher, critic and writer, retired in 2000 from his Personal Chair in English and Australian Literature at the University of Sydney. Two of his former colleagues, David Brooks and Brian Kiernan, have put together this Festschrift as a mark of honour to his brilliant career.

    A number of his colleagues and students have written about Michael's achievements as a scholar and critic in various fields, and many among them about his attendant interest in the politics of writing and criticism. These essays on a vast range of themes in English and Australian literatures (including the ones on Michael's own novels and short stories), some on European literature, and one on its interaction with Asian literature have been grouped together in broadly chronological sequence according to topic.

    The last section of this volume has essays on Professor Wilding's parallel career as a creative writer, fiction by some of the contributors and a variety of memoirs.

    Sydney New Delhi : Sydney Association for Studies in Society and Culture Manohar , 2004
    pg. 275-281
Last amended 13 Sep 2004 10:36:32
  • Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
  • ca. 1952-1953
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