THE WRITING LIFE by David Malouf

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March 2015, no. 369
Patrick Allington reviews 'The Writing Life' by David Malouf

THE WRITING LIFE

by David Malouf

Knopf, $29.99 hb, 351 pp, 9780857984081

THE WRITING LIFE by David Malouf

Reviewed by
March 2015, no. 369

In appraising the poet Peter Porter, David Malouf writes that ‘the world we inhabit is a vast museum – call it History, or Art, or the History of Art. For Porter, the exhibits were still alive and active.’ So it is with Malouf himself: his world includes Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the awful and bloody twentieth century, a Brisbane childhood, and much more – including an abiding intellectual embrace of great writers and great writing.

Patrick Allington reviews 'The Writing Life' by David Malouf

THE WRITING LIFE

by David Malouf

Knopf, $29.99 hb, 351 pp, 9780857984081

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