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  • Dedication: For Australia
  • The first draft of Joseph Furphy: The Legend of a Man and His Book was awarded the 1939 Prior Memorial Prize. The prize of £100 was shared by Kate Baker and Miles Franklin. Following this win, the contents of the manuscript were 'checked biographically by examination of further material and after discussion with members of the Furphy family and Joseph Furphy's surviving acquaintances'. Prior to publication, there was 'some literary rearrangement'. (p. viii)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Angus and Robertson ,
      1944 .
      Extent: xiv, 190p., [13]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports

      Holdings

      Note:
      National Library of Australia copy, part of the Dymphna Cusack collection, signed by Miles Franklin.
    • Rushcutters Bay, Sydney Eastern Harbourside, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Halstead Press , 2001 .
      Extent: 207p.
      Edition info: Halstead Classics ed.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 187568459X (pbk), 1875684581

Works about this Work

Available Furphies Nicholas Birns , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 73)
The Bush Hamlet Elizabeth Webby , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 28 June no. 5178 2002; (p. 27)

— Review of Joseph Furphy : The Legend of a Man and His Book Miles Franklin , Kate Baker , 1944 single work criticism ; The Buln-Buln and the Brolga Tom Collins , 1948 single work novella

'The cover of this facsimile reprint of Miles Franklin’s 1944 biography of Joseph Furphy proclaims: “The man who wrote Such Is Life . . . by the woman who wrote My Brilliant Career.” Inside, Franklin tells us that “Furphy’s book has come to serve as the touchstone for the Australian literary intelligentsia because, by his feeling for it, any literary Australian betrays whether he lives in a state of Australian grace or in one of mental colonialism.” Today, a year after the centenary of My Brilliant Career and one before that of Such Is Life, Franklin and her novel are much better known in Australia and…'  (Introduction)

Time Honoured Peter Pierce , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 May vol. 120 no. 6323 2002; (p. 73)

— Review of The Buln-Buln and the Brolga and Other Stories Tom Collins , 1971 selected work novella short story ; Joseph Furphy : The Legend of a Man and His Book Miles Franklin , Kate Baker , 1944 single work criticism
Disquisitional Joe Brian Matthews , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 240 2002; (p. 45-47)

— Review of Joseph Furphy : The Legend of a Man and His Book Miles Franklin , Kate Baker , 1944 single work criticism ; The Buln-Buln and the Brolga and Other Stories Tom Collins , 1971 selected work novella short story
In Short Debra Adelaide , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 March 2002; (p. 15)

— Review of Joseph Furphy : The Legend of a Man and His Book Miles Franklin , Kate Baker , 1944 single work criticism
Partly Joseph Furphy S , 1944 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 13 December vol. 65 no. 3383 1944; (p. 2)

— Review of Joseph Furphy : The Legend of a Man and His Book Miles Franklin , Kate Baker , 1944 single work criticism
Why Not Finality on Furphy? H. J. Oliver , 1945 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 6 no. 2 1945; (p. 56-57)

— Review of Joseph Furphy : The Legend of a Man and His Book Miles Franklin , Kate Baker , 1944 single work criticism
Furphy : Bushman and Bookworm R. G. Howarth , 1945 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 March no. 33451 1945; (p. 7)

— Review of Joseph Furphy : The Legend of a Man and His Book Miles Franklin , Kate Baker , 1944 single work criticism
Untitled 1945 single work review
— Appears in: Western Australian Teachers' Journal , 12 April, vol. 35 no. 2 1945; (p. 111)

— Review of Joseph Furphy : The Legend of a Man and His Book Miles Franklin , Kate Baker , 1944 single work criticism
Untitled Alan McBriar , 1945 single work review
— Appears in: Historical Studies Australia and New Zealand , vol. 3 no. 1945-1949; (p. 145-148)

— Review of Joseph Furphy : The Legend of a Man and His Book Miles Franklin , Kate Baker , 1944 single work criticism
Available Furphies Nicholas Birns , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 73)
Readers and Writers Down Under C. Hartley Grattan , 1947 single work criticism
— Appears in: New York Times , 22 June 1947; (p. 18, 20)
An overview of Australian literature and literary criticism.
Review of Miles Franklin's "Joseph Furphy" A. D. Hope , 1945 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Papers , Spring vol. 4 no. 3 1945; (p. 225-229)
This review of Miles Franklin's biography of Joseph Furphy is most interesting for its analysis of Such is Life. Hope declares that Furphy's narrative style presents a theory of the novel.
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