The Best Australian Essays 2008

The Best Australian Essays 2008

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In the end, I trusted gut feeling most when picking these essays ...... writing that made me laugh, reminded me of times I'd forgotten, or took me places I'd always wanted to go. - David Marr It was the year of Wall Street's collapse and Australia's apology, of a film-world tragedy and an art-world scandal. In Best Australian Essays 2008, David Marr has selected great writing from a turbulent time. With eyewitness accounts from crisis zones and film sets, deserts and campaign trails, and tales of failing banks and wounded birds, hitchhiking and footy jumpers, mourning brothers and raising children, music, media, art, love and obscenity, these wonderful essays paint a vivid picture of the year that was. Contributors include: Tim Flannery, Kate Jennings, Guy Rundle, Don Watson, Christos Tsiolkas, Robert Manne, Les Carlyon, Tim Winton, Robert Dessaix, Barry Humphries, Inga Clendinnen, David Malouf, Nicolas Rothwell, plus many more.I woulda#39;ve gone for Neil Diamond.) Pete Peterson, Schwarzmana#39;s partner at Blackstone, a private equity firm, warned him against the party, harking back to corporate raider Saul Steinberga#39;s fiftieth birthday party thata#39;s in the history books as theanbsp;...

Title:The Best Australian Essays 2008
Author: David Marr
Publisher:Black Inc. - 2008

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