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'In My Reading Life, a personal investigation into the nature of democracy, dictatorship, decency and the hardwired human condition, Bob Carr shares his profound love of books and reading - books you've never heard of, books you've always wanted to read, books you will rediscover afresh. Here are the essential clues to devouring Tolstoy, Proust, Flaubert, Solzhenitsyn and the Epic of Gilgamesh.

'From the social comedies of Anthony Powell and Patrick White and the tragedies of Sophocles and Shakespeare, to the twentieth century's darkest moment - Auschwitz - powerfully recounted by Primo Levi in If This Is a Man, Carr invites us to discover the most important testaments to the highs and lows of human nature. He discovers, through his great love of the written word, that decency can survive the greatest tests, giving us all cause for hope.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Helena, my co-conspirator.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2008 .
      Extent: x, 422p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and indexes.
      ISBN: 9780670070664

Works about this Work

Untitled 2008 single work review
— Appears in: InCite , July vol. 29 no. 7 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of My Reading Life : Adventures in the World of Books Bob Carr , 2008 single work autobiography
Western Love Affair Neal Blewett , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 303 2008; (p. 37-38)

— Review of My Reading Life : Adventures in the World of Books Bob Carr , 2008 single work autobiography
Master of All He Surveys Greg Sheridan , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 June 2008; (p. 40)

— Review of My Reading Life : Adventures in the World of Books Bob Carr , 2008 single work autobiography
A Generous Book of Vanity Ed Wright , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 May 2008; (p. 32)

— Review of My Reading Life : Adventures in the World of Books Bob Carr , 2008 single work autobiography
The Power and Passion Kate Holden , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 May 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of My Reading Life : Adventures in the World of Books Bob Carr , 2008 single work autobiography
Untitled Andrew Wilkins , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 87 no. 8 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of My Reading Life : Adventures in the World of Books Bob Carr , 2008 single work autobiography
Reasons We Must Read Christopher Bantick , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 May 2008; (p. 27)

— Review of My Reading Life : Adventures in the World of Books Bob Carr , 2008 single work autobiography
Pleasing Paths in Carr's Journey Mark Thomas , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 May 2008; (p. 17)

— Review of My Reading Life : Adventures in the World of Books Bob Carr , 2008 single work autobiography
The Power and Passion Kate Holden , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 May 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of My Reading Life : Adventures in the World of Books Bob Carr , 2008 single work autobiography
A Generous Book of Vanity Ed Wright , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 May 2008; (p. 32)

— Review of My Reading Life : Adventures in the World of Books Bob Carr , 2008 single work autobiography
Lopsided Lover of Literature Rosemary Neill , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 April 2008; (p. 6-7)
A Premier's Challenge Susan Wyndham , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 May 2008; (p. 26-27)
The World According to Bob Nicole Low , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 May 2008; (p. 10)
Loading the Canon Bob Carr , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , May vol. 3 no. 4 2008; (p. 21)
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