Correggio Jones and the Runaways: The Italo-Australian connection by Desmond O’Grady

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May 1995, no. 170
Brenda Niall reviews 'Correggio Jones and the Runaways: The Italo-Australian connection' by Desmond O’Grady

Correggio Jones and the Runaways: The Italo-Australian connection

by Desmond O’Grady

CIS Publishers, $19.95 pb

Correggio Jones and the Runaways: The Italo-Australian connection by Desmond O’Grady

by
May 1995, no. 170

Desmond O’Grady is uniquely placed to interpret Australia for Italians and Italy for Australians. He grew up in suburban Melbourne, but as a journalist, biographer, and writer of fiction he has spent most of his working life in Rome.

In his new book, Correggio Jones and the Runaways, O’Grady brings together a fascinatingly varied group of expatriates’ portraits in order to examine the ideas of identity and place. This is a book about having two countries; about ‘longing and belonging, about changing countries and countries changing’. It is subtly autobiographical: the questions he explores, and the life stories he tells, have obvious personal resonance for O’Grady himself.

Brenda Niall reviews 'Correggio Jones and the Runaways: The Italo-Australian connection' by Desmond O’Grady

Correggio Jones and the Runaways: The Italo-Australian connection

by Desmond O’Grady

CIS Publishers, $19.95 pb

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