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Morris West: Literary Maverick

Confoy, Maryanne (2005) Morris West: Literary Maverick. John Wiley. 372pp. ISBN 1740311191

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Abstract

Often compared to Graham Greene, Australia's highest-selling author, Morris West was considered the first Australian author to truly crack the overseas market and he was also the first to create what has now become known as the blockbuster Australian novel - paving the way for well-known authors such as Colleen McCulloch, Di Morrissey and Bryce Courtenay. Maryanne Confoy captures the true essence of the man; the writer; outspoken Catholic and literary icon up until his death in 1999. In what can only be described as a poignant and passionate account of one man's life, this book describes West's childhood growing up in the then working class neighbourhood of Melbourne's St Kilda. It traces his adolescence, his Catholic life and his literary life - all culminating in his rise as our first international writer. This study encapsulates this literary legend's life in all its glory.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Literary criticism, Australian literature, biography,
Fields of Research: 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): A - Humanities, general
Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
Depositing User: Repository Manager
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 12:39
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 13:18
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/100

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