Susan Tridgell

Susan Tridgell reviews 'This Crazy Thing a Life: Australian Jewish autobiography' by Richard Freadman

December 2007–January 2008, no. 297 01 December 2007
Susan Tridgell reviews 'This Crazy Thing a Life: Australian Jewish autobiography' by Richard Freadman
In one of the most haunting phrases contained in Inside Outside (1992), the Australian Jewish autobiographer Andrew Riemer comments on the persistent sense of loss that still shapes him, many years after his entry to Australia as a child immigrant. He writes, ‘exile seals your eyes, allowing you to see only what your longings and your sense of loss will permit’. Earlier, Riemer reflects on his ... (read more)