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'Collects the year's finest works of non-fiction. These essays roam widely, capturing the preoccupations and events of the previous year. Showcasing our finest writers on a range of topics both public and personal, The Best Australian Essays is an indispensable record of the year that was.' (Publisher's blurb)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,:Black Inc. , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Naked Critic, Tim Flannery , 2012 single work column (p. 1-6)
Kartiya are Like Toyotas : White Workers on Australia's Cultural Frontier, Kim Mahood , 2012 single work essay (p. 7-27)
The Murder of Azaria, John Bryson , 2012 single work criticism (p. 28-38)
Water under the Bridge : A Guide to the Murray-Darling Basin, Kate Jennings , 2012 single work essay (p. 39-47)
Sublime and Profane, Maria Tumarkin , 2012 single work essay (p. 48-56)
Wardrobe Erotics, Peter Robb , 2012 single work essay (p. 57-66)
Shooting Lunch, Romy Ash , 2011 single work prose (p. 67-72)
Killing, Anna Krien , 2012 extract essay (p. 73-92)
We Need to Talk about Kevin, James Button , 2012 single work essay (p. 93-99)
A Coup by Any Other Name, Rhys Muldoon , 2012 single work essay (p. 100-107)
Political Animal, David Marr , 2012 single work essay (p. 108-122)
Old Copmanhurst, Gillian Mears , 2012 single work autobiography (p. 123-135)
Killing the Black Dog, Les Murray , 1997 single work prose

''On the last day of 1985, I went home to live in Bunyah, the farming valley I had left some twenty-nine years earlier. My wife and our younger children followed two days later … at last I was going home, to care for my father in his old age and to live in the place from which I'd always felt displaced. What I didn't know was that I was heading home in order to go mad.'

'Killing the Black Dog is Les Murray's frank and courageous account of his struggle with depression. Since this essay first appeared, hosts of readers have drawn insight from his account of the disease, its social effects and its origins in his family's history. Murray describes how patches of daylight now balance out those of darkness in his life.' (Publication summary)

Les Murray and the Black Dog
(p. 136-148)
Note: With title: Les Murray and the Black Dog
What Gina Wants : Gina Rinehart's Quest for Respect and Gratitude, Nick Bryant , 2012 single work essay (p. 149-172)
Dark Victories, Robert Manne , 2012 single work essay (p. 173-191)
Raw Experience, Rachel Robertson , 2012 extract autobiography (p. 192-206)
This Much is True, L. M. Robinson , 2012 single work prose (p. 207-215)
The Garrulous Listener, Gideon Haigh , 2012 single work essay (p. 216-226)
One Hundred Years of John Cage, Andrew Ford , 2012 single work essay (p. 227-231)
A Critic and a Poet, Clive James , 2012 single work criticism (p. 232-242)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2012 .
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      Image courtesy of Black Inc.
      Extent: x, 310pp.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-305)
      ISBN: 9781863955799 (pbk.)
      Series: y separately published work icon The Best Australian Essays Black Inc. (publisher), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2000-2018 Z1731488 2000 series - publisher essay extract prose review

      The first of the three 'Best of' collections, Best Australian Essays was initiated in 1998 (then published by Bookman Press) under the guidance of executive chair Morry Schwartz and edited by Peter Craven. In March 2018, Black Inc, announced the cancellation of all three, replaced by the series Best Summer Stories.

      Number in series: 13

Works about this Work

Election Year Food, Sex and Meaning Barry Gittins , Jen Vuk , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 8 February vol. 23 no. 2 2013; (p. 4-6)

— Review of The Best Australian Essays 2012 2012 anthology essay prose criticism
A Year of Strong Voices Stephen Wilks , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 January 2013; (p. 19)

— Review of The Best Australian Essays 2012 2012 anthology essay prose criticism
A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 December 2012; (p. 19)
A Year of Strong Voices Stephen Wilks , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 January 2013; (p. 19)

— Review of The Best Australian Essays 2012 2012 anthology essay prose criticism
Election Year Food, Sex and Meaning Barry Gittins , Jen Vuk , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 8 February vol. 23 no. 2 2013; (p. 4-6)

— Review of The Best Australian Essays 2012 2012 anthology essay prose criticism
A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 December 2012; (p. 19)
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