Johnno: A Novel

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George Braziller Incorporated, 1978 - Biography & Autobiography - 170 pages
Portrays the life of a discontented Australian, from his boyhood in Brisbane in the 1940s to his wanderings abroad, as he tries to catch hold of the elusive Australian Dream

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Johnno: a novel

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LJ's reviewer did not find this "wholly successful" but did dub it "a readable, affecting novel" (LJ 10/1/78). Set in Australia in the 1940s and 1950s, Malouf's debut effort follows the life of the ne ... Read full review

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Self-indulgent and yawn-inducing, I stopped after one hundred pages unable to discover anything resembling a plot. Read full review


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David Malouf was born in 1934 in Brisbane, Australia. He attended Brisbane Grammar School and graduated from the University of Queensland. Malouf's first published work was "Interiors" in 1962. Since then, he has published eight poetry collections, eight novels, an autobiography and a play. He has also written the libretto for Richard Meale's opera, "Voss." He has been awarded the Prix Femina Etranger, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Pascall Prize. David Malouf uses life in Australia as a major theme in his work, with much of his fiction recreating his childhood in Brisbane.

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