'While the Billy Boils' by Henry Lawson & Biography of a Book by Paul Eggert

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September 2013, no. 354
Henry the dogged

'While the Billy Boils': The Original Newspaper Versions

by Henry Lawson

Sydney University Press, $30 hb, 448 pp, 9781743320112

Book Cover 2 Small

Biography of a Book: Henry Lawson’s 'While the Billy Boils'

by Paul Eggert

Sydney University Press/Pennsylvania State University Press, $40 hb, 415 pp, 9781743320143

'While the Billy Boils' by Henry Lawson & Biography of a Book by Paul Eggert

Reviewed by
September 2013, no. 354

It is not often that a truly ground-breaking work appears, publishers’ hype notwithstanding. Paul Eggert has produced two such works in the one year, which must be a record. Both relate to Henry Lawson (1867–1922), arguably the most famous Australian writer of all time.

Henry the dogged

'While the Billy Boils': The Original Newspaper Versions

by Henry Lawson

Sydney University Press, $30 hb, 448 pp, 9781743320112

Book Cover 2 Small

Biography of a Book: Henry Lawson’s 'While the Billy Boils'

by Paul Eggert

Sydney University Press/Pennsylvania State University Press, $40 hb, 415 pp, 9781743320143

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