The Young Desire It by Kenneth Mackenzie

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September 2013, no. 354
Peter Craven reviews 'The Young Desire It' by Kenneth Mackenzie

The Young Desire It

by Kenneth Mackenzie

Text Publishing, $29.99 pb, 368 pp, 9781922147509

The Young Desire It by Kenneth Mackenzie

Reviewed by
September 2013, no. 354

The legend of Kenneth Mackenzie (1913–55) has always hovered around the corridors of Australian literature. From Western Australia, was he? Died young, didn’t he? Trouble with drink, wasn’t it? Or sexual identity, could it have been? They say he’s worth reading but nobody much has, have they?

Peter Craven reviews 'The Young Desire It' by Kenneth Mackenzie

The Young Desire It

by Kenneth Mackenzie

Text Publishing, $29.99 pb, 368 pp, 9781922147509

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