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My Country: Stories, Essays & Speeches

David Marr



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Black Inc
05 November 2018
Memoirs; Society & culture: general; Politics & government
David Marr is the rarest of breeds: one of Australia’s most unflinching, forensic reporters of political controversy, and one of its most subtle and eloquent biographers. In Marr’s hands, those things we call reportage and commentary are elevated to the most artful and illuminating chronicles of our time.

Published as a handsome hardback, My Country is the definitive David Marr collection. It includes early works, such as his review of the first Rocky Horror Picture Show and his reporting on the 1978 Mardi Gras police bashings, all the way to the most piercing accounts of Kevin Rudd’s ratf—king and Tony Abbott’s punch. Along the way there is Patrick White, Garfield Barwick, asylum seekers, the Henson case, Pauline Hanson, Cardinal Pell and more.

My Country anthologises Marr’s powerful reflections on religion, sex, censorship and the law; striking accounts of leaders, moralists and scandalmongers; elegant ruminations on the arts and the lives of artists. And there are some memorable new pieces, including the remarkable story of David Marr’s wedding day.
By:   David Marr
Imprint:   Black Inc
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 242mm,  Width: 166mm,  Spine: 53mm
Weight:   996g
ISBN:   9781760640804
ISBN 10:   1760640808
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   05 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Marr has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Saturday Paper, The Guardian and The Monthly, and has served as editor of the National Times, reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC TV's Media Watch. His books include Patrick White- A Life, The High Price of Heaven, Dark Victory (with Marian Wilkinson), Panic and six bestselling Quarterly Essays- His Master's Voice, Power Trip, Political Animal, The Prince, Faction Man and The White Queen.

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