A Private Man by Malcolm Knox

Reviewed by
March 2004, no. 259
José Borghino reviews 'A Private Man' by Malcolm Knox

A Private Man

by Malcolm Knox

Vintage, $29.95 pb, 385 pp

A Private Man by Malcolm Knox

Reviewed by
March 2004, no. 259

Gabriel García Márquez once said that all of us lead three different lives simultaneously: public, private, and secret. In his second novel, A Private Man, Malcolm Knox explores two very secret recesses of the modern Australian male’s experience: porn and sport. That both these spheres also have a very public face merely allows for these secret experiences to be played out in front of a paying audience as either tragedy or farce, or sometimes both.

José Borghino reviews 'A Private Man' by Malcolm Knox

A Private Man

by Malcolm Knox

Vintage, $29.95 pb, 385 pp

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