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John Macgregor

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

March 1989, no. 108 01 March 1989
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)