George Johnston: A biography

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The life of George Johnston, author of the best-selling My Brother Jack, was in many ways symbolic of Australian post-war cultural life. He was a complex character, dogged by feelings of mediocrity, betrayal and failure that he ultimately transformed though the writing of his brilliant trilogy My Brother Jack, Clean Straw for Nothing and A Cartload of Clay. In this award-winning biography, Garry Kinnane examines the process by which Johnston selected people, places and events for this creative transformation. In doing so, he reveals the reality that lay behind the glamorous outer facade of the life of Johnston and his wife, the writer Charmian Clift.

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Book Description Nelson, Melbourne, 1986. Cloth. Reprint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine in a very good jacket with rubbed ends. PP 329, bibliography, index, 61 illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 005435

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Book Description Thomas Nelson, Melbourne, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Second impression of the First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 329 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. The life of George Johnston, author of the best-selling My Brother Jack, was in many ways symbolic of Australian post-war cultural life. He was a complex character, dogged by feelings of mediocrity, betrayal and failure that he ultimately transformed though the writing of his brilliant trilogy My Brother Jack, Clean Straw for Nothing and A Cartload of Clay. In this award-winning biography, Garry Kinnane examines the process by which Johnston selected people, places and events for this creative transformation. In doing so, he reveals the reality that lay behind the glamorous outer facade of the life of Johnston and his wife, the writer Charmian Clift. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; ISBN: 0170065731. ISBN/EAN: 9780170065733. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4143. Bookseller Inventory # 4143

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Book Description Nelson, Melbourne 1986, 1986. 24.0 x 16.0cms, 330pp, b/w illusts, fine hardcover & dustwrapper This biography is 'a major contribution to our knowledge of Australia's artistic and literary establishment' because it discusses Johnston's relationships with Charmian Clift, Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, Ray Cooke etc. Bookseller Inventory # 111248

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Book Description Nelson, Melbourne 1986, 1986. 24.0 x 16.0cms, 330pp, b/w illusts, fine hardcover & dustwrapper This biography is 'a major contribution to our knowledge of Australia's artistic and literary establishment' because it discusses Johnston's relationships with Charmian Clift, Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, Ray Cooke etc. Bookseller Inventory # 140953

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Book Description Nelson, Melbourne, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Photographic (illustrator). First Edition. pp. xvi, 330; 24 plates, notes, bibliography, index; "In this biography, Garry Kinnane, explores the personality of George Johnston, by putting his stories side-by-side with that of his alter ego, David Meredith, and shows how Johnston selected from people, places and events in his own life and used his creative imagination to transform them into literature. There was ordinariness, romance and tragedy in the life of the man, Johnston, who earlier discovered his talent, but had to work doggedly throughout his life before he could create a work of genius. The lives of Johnston and Clift were interwoven with the lives of writers and painters of their day -- the Nolans , the Drysdales , the Crookes and others, and thus this biography is a major contribution to our knowledge of Australia's artistic and literary establishment, past and present. " A nice clean copy, free of annotation, and the only damage is a small scratch on the bottom edge of the front board Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0170065731. ISBN/EAN: 9780170065733. Inventory No: 0255533. This book will weigh more than 1.0 kg when packed. Please enquire of the bookseller for an amended quote for the postage to destinations outside of Australia before ordering. Bookseller Inventory # 0255533

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Book Description Nelson, Melbourne, 1986. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 330 pages, index, b/w plates. Looks unread, excellent copy. Uncut jacket.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 3635

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Book Description Nelson Publishers, Australia, 1986. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. The dust jacket has moderate shelf wear including some small tears along the edges. The edges of the book are lightly yellowed with age. 329 pages. Size: Size F: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). Bookseller Inventory # 118525

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Book Description Nelson, Australia, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st.reprint. 6.1/2" x 9.1/2". 1992 inscription of previous owner. Bookseller Inventory # 027689

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