Things I Didn't Know
Robert Hughes, one of the most illuminating minds ever to have taken on the subjects of art and culture, uses his same critical abilities to give us a brutally intimate account of his early life, up until the time he quit Australia for the United States.
Part memoir, part history lesson, part philosophical tract, Hughes uses his own experiences to examine the nature of art, war, sex, religion, writing and life itself.
Piercing, razor-sharp, and above all, fearless, this is by far Hughes's most personal writing to date.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - scottapeshot - LibraryThing
Wonderful writing, compelling and lucid details as usual from Hughes. He never has the most penetrating insights nor has he lived the most admirable existence, but he presents them in an extraordinary way. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cajela - LibraryThing
Robert Hughes is one of Australia's great expatriate curmudgeons, and for all his flaws he is a brilliant man and a compelling writer. This autobiography of Hughes' early life starts, oddly, with a ... Read full review