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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 The Lot : In Words
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'Musings from a truly original thinker on eveything under the sun and many things over the moon.

'There are few aspects of existence to which Michael Leunig has not turned his renaissance mind, as a bemused and committed member of the human plight. From his cartoonist's sensibilities comes a peculiar journalism made of parable, memoir and soliloquy, on subjects ranging from the sublime to the subhuman.

'From the fragile ecosystem of the spirit to the brutalisation of the modern world. From the joy of primal epiphanies to the wretchedness of the violence we unwittingly commit against each other and our deeper selves each day.

'To hypocrisy and dispair in the political order. Military madness and the media. To violins, artists and newborn facials. The value of the mundane. Emotional mysteries and the night sky. Light and darkness in the national character. The wisdom of the innocent. The sadness of the brain-ridden. Humanity's redeeming pathos and our exquisite inseparabilitiy from the natural world. . . The lot.

'Even in the smallest, simplest things, Leunig finds the eternal key. And no matter how confronting the topic, he awakens and upholds the funny side. The uplifting side. The side you'd forgotten about - or didn't realise was there.'   (Publication summary)

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    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2008 .
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      Extent: 319p.
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      ISBN: 9780670073023 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Pick of the Week Bruce Elder , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 January 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of The Lot : In Words Michael Leunig , 2008 selected work essay
Books Non-Fiction Mary Philip , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 - 16 November 2008; (p. 24)

— Review of The Lot : In Words Michael Leunig , 2008 selected work essay
[Review] The Lot : In Words Dianne Dempsey , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 November 2008; (p. 32)

— Review of The Lot : In Words Michael Leunig , 2008 selected work essay
[Review] The Lot : In Words Dianne Dempsey , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 November 2008; (p. 32)

— Review of The Lot : In Words Michael Leunig , 2008 selected work essay
Books Non-Fiction Mary Philip , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 - 16 November 2008; (p. 24)

— Review of The Lot : In Words Michael Leunig , 2008 selected work essay
Pick of the Week Bruce Elder , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 January 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of The Lot : In Words Michael Leunig , 2008 selected work essay
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