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Daddy We Hardly Knew You by Germaine Greer

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June 1989, no. 111
Peter Craven reviews 'Daddy We Hardly Knew You' by Germaine Greer

Daddy We Hardly Knew You

by Germaine Greer

Hamish Hamilton, $29.99 hb, 311 pp,

Daddy We Hardly Knew You by Germaine Greer

Reviewed by
June 1989, no. 111

There are few people on earth I would rather read than Germaine Greer, mad or sane. Whatever reservations I might want to express about Daddy We Hardly Knew You, it is some testament to its compelling power that I read most of it strung-out with fatigue from checking proofs some time towards dawn and I still found it difficult to stop reading.

Oscar Wilde cannot have been the first human being to be so supremely interesting to himself that other people couldn’t take their eyes off him, but he does seem to have been the first to use this gift to enthrall the press and public to such an extent that the image of the personality he created necessarily outshone any art he produced.

Peter Craven reviews 'Daddy We Hardly Knew You' by Germaine Greer

Daddy We Hardly Knew You

by Germaine Greer

Hamish Hamilton, $29.99 hb, 311 pp,

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