By Donald Horne
This definitive selection of Horne’s writing, thoughtfully chosen by way of his son, Nick, tells the tale of his existence and highbrow improvement. From a place of doubting no matter if switch used to be attainable, he finally turned a proponent of the practical reform invaluable for Australia to prosper in a altering world.
Horne made the case for a extra open, smooth, clever Australia, such a lot famously in his seminal e-book The fortunate Country. choices from this paintings take a seat along pithy reflections on Australian heritage and tradition, in addition to bright autobiographical writing.
With an creation by means of Nick Horne and a biographical essay by way of Glyn Davis, this significant publication honours and illuminates the guy who helped the country comprehend itself.
‘He was once a good clarifier ... of a few of the difficulties and dilemmas of society.’ —Frank Moorhouse
‘An self reliant, lively critic.’ —Malcolm Fraser
Donald Horne AO used to be a number one public highbrow for almost fifty years. He was once the writer of The fortunate Country and The schooling of younger Donald, and plenty of different books and essays. He edited The Bulletin, chaired the Australia Council, and, in a past due occupation swap, broadened the assumption of what it ability to be an educational. He died in 2005.
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