Morag Fraser reviews 'Leeward: A memoir' by Geoffrey Lehmann

Morag Fraser reviews 'Leeward: A memoir' by Geoffrey Lehmann

Leeward: A memoir

by Geoffrey Lehmann

NewSouth, $34.99 pb, 464 pp, 9781742236131

The poet James McAuley once told a group of Sydney university students – ‘forcefully’,  as Geoffrey Lehmann recalls – that poets should have a career unconnected with literature. Lehmann had already imbibed a related injunction from his mother:  ‘One day she told me I should become a lawyer and a writer. From the age of twelve I no longer had to think about what I would become.’

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Morag Fraser

Morag Fraser

Morag Fraser was Chairperson of ABR and was for many years Editor of Eureka Street.

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