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Christopher Hawkes

Christopher Hawkes reviews 'Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment' edited by Paul Adams and Christopher Lee

December 2003–January 2004, no. 257 01 December 2003
The title, cover and blurb of this collection of essays, articles and interviews promote it as a sequel to editor Paul Adams’s literary biography of Frank Hardy, The Stranger from Melbourne (2000). The invocation of the iconic writer, communist and media personality’s formidable reputation should ensure reasonable sales, but it is to the detriment of the book’s internal logic and thrust that ... (read more)