Melba by Thérèse Radic & Bernard Heinze by Thérèse Radic

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August 1987, no, 93

Melba: The voice of Australia by Thérèse Radic

Macmillan Australia. 223 pp, index, illus., $29.95

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Bernard Heinze: A biography

by Thérèse Radic

Macmillan Australia, 280 pp, index, illus., $29. 95

Melba by Thérèse Radic & Bernard Heinze by Thérèse Radic

by
August 1987, no, 93

Disraeli considered that biography – in contrast to history – is life without theory, though the result of such a policy can be arid. It needs, as well, to be portrayal without betrayal, but it more often errs in the opposite direction: who is likely to write about someone for whom she or he feels an antipathy or an indifference? Yet I am inclined to think that there is a case to be made for ‘arranged biography’, analogous to the ‘arranged marriages’ of other times and cultures.

John Carmody reviews 'Melba: The voice of Australia' by Thérèse Radic and 'Bernard Heinze: A biography' by Thérèse Radic

Melba: The voice of Australia

by Thérèse Radic

Macmillan Australia. 223 pp, index, illus., $29.95

Book Cover 2 Small

Bernard Heinze: A biography

by Thérèse Radic

Macmillan Australia, 280 pp, index, illus., $29. 95

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