Helen Ennis: Wolfgang Sievers

Born to see

Julian Burnside

 

Wolfgang Sievers
by Helen Ennis
National Library of Australia, $49.95 pb, 196 pp, 9780642276933

 

Wolfgang Sievers was a complex person with a clear vision. The major dimensions of his life included photography and an abiding sense of the dignity of man. Helen Ennis, one of the foremost authorities on Sievers, has produced a book that is at once satisfying and teasing.

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Published in September 2011 no. 334
Julian Burnside

Julian Burnside

Julian Burnside is a barrister who specialises in commercial litigation. He is deeply interested in the arts. He collects contemporary paintings, photographs and sculpture, and regularly commissions chamber music. He is the author of Matilda and the Dragon (1991), Word Watching: Field Notes from an Amateur Philologist (2004), and Watching Brief: Reflections on Human Rights, Law and Justice (2007).

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