John Macgregor

John Macgregor reviews 'Memoirs of an Old Bastard' by Jack Hibberd

March 1989, no. 108 01 March 1989
John Macgregor reviews 'Memoirs of an Old Bastard' by Jack Hibberd
I tend to assess according to Australian literature according to four cruel criteria: Was it worth writing? Was it worth publishing? Is it worth reading? Is it worth reviewing? Many books slip past criterion 1: getting a book out of the system can bring the ex-adman, single mother, or jaded journo – addled with years of quixotic literary imaginings – into a useful contact with exterio ... (read more)