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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Survival
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  • Delivered as the second public lecture in the 2008 series of Sydney PEN Voices: The 3 Writers Project. Lucashenko delivered her lecture on Wednesday 24 September 2008 in Sydney (followed by a conversation with Fran Kelly), and on Thursday 25 September 2008 in Canberra (followed by a conversation with Jack Waterford).

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    y separately published work icon Courage, Survival, Greed Anna Funder , Melissa Lucashenko , Christopher Kremmer , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1584222 2009 selected work essay

    'Anna Funder examines the nature of courage in a powerful and moving essay, commemorating the life and work of the "bravest of the brave", murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and other remarkable women who have stood up to totalitarian regimes at unthinkable cost to themselves.

    'Australian history is full of images of ingenious settlers battling against the harsh, unforgiving land in order to survive. But is the European notion of 'survival' different from the indigenous one? Aboriginal writer Melissa Lucashenko argues eloquently and passionately that it is.

    'Did the notion that "Greed is Good" die out with the 1980s? Perhaps at no other moment in living memory has greed played such a defining - and damning - role. At once clear-eyed and coruscating, Christopher Kremmer contemplates greed from all angles: social, historical, economic and cultural.

    'Three brilliant essays written by leading and acclaimed Australian writers, commissioned by Sydney PEN, unflinchingly show us our world as never before.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
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