Only an oppositionist

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February 2008, no. 298
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J.V. Barry: A life by Mark Finnane

UNSW Press, $49.95 hb, 322 pp

Only an oppositionist

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February 2008, no. 298

‘I am really only an oppositionist, distrustful of power wherever I see it,’ wrote Jack Barry (1903–69) in 1951; and perhaps his oppositional instincts held him back from the heights of power to which he sometimes aspired. Instead, this biography argues, his impact was that of ‘a public intellectual before the term was invented’.

Tony Blackshield reviews 'J.V. Barry: A life' by Mark Finnane

J.V. Barry: A life

by Mark Finnane

UNSW Press, $49.95 hb, 322 pp

Buy this book

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