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Australian Lives: An Oxford Anthology edited by Joy Hooton

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October 1998, no. 205

Australian Lives: An Oxford Anthology edited by Joy Hooton

OUP, $39.95 hb, 298 pp

Australian Lives: An Oxford Anthology edited by Joy Hooton

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October 1998, no. 205

Joy Hooton must know more about Australian autobiography than anyone else. Her critical and bibliographical works are now complemented by this marvellous anthology – humorous, plangent, and surprising. It replaces the more literary Penguin anthology by the Colmers (an important collection, though now somewhat outdated), and more than accounts for the period not dealt with in Gillian Whitlock’s impressive UQP anthology of contemporary Australian autobiography.

David McCooey reviews 'Australian Lives: An Oxford Anthology' edited by Joy Hooton

Australian Lives: An Oxford Anthology

edited by Joy Hooton

OUP, $39.95 hb, 298 pp

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