Those who know Bernard Smith, scholar and interpreter of the visual arts, will rightly expect his autobiography to be unconventional. No one can help fail to find it extraordinarily moving.This is the story of an illegitimate son and of the mother who decided to keep rather than destroy him. It is the story, too, of a foster mother who loved children, and of her extended family. Begun in homage to both mothers, the book also became the story of a son's search for the sexual vitality of his lost father.Highly acclaimed by critics, this extraordinary and moving autobiography recreates vividly the atmosphere of a Sydney suburb around World War I, and subtly explores the changing times and values of his childhood and youth.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1985. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88653233
Book Description Penguin Books, Australia, 1985. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. Moderate reading wear. Very clean interior. Bookseller Inventory # 015081
Book Description Penguin 1985 Paperback, 1985. Book Condition: Good. 300 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 721970
Book Description Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Australia, 1985. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 060709
Book Description Penguin, Australia, 1985. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st of This Edition. A straight unmarked book, appears unread. Bookseller Inventory # 030227
Book Description Penguin Group Australia, Scoresby, VIC, Australia, 1984. Illustrated Card. Book Condition: As New. Bernard Smith is one of Australia¿s most senior scholars and his work has been instrumental in creating an educated art audience. But Bernard Smith is also well known for his memoir ¿ The Boy Adeodatus ¿ the Portrait of a Lucky Young Bastard. The book charts his early life as a ward of the state in Sydney to his first lectures on modernism in the 1940s. The Boy Adeodatus won several prizes when it was published in 1984 All of our books are in the shop, and are 'real' books. We try to post the same day as the order. Descriptions are conservative. Postage rates may be lower than ABE estimate, please use Ask Bookseller a Question to confirm availability and postage cost, use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). Bookseller Inventory # 010646