An Eye for Eternity
The Life of Manning Clark
By (author) Mark McKenna
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Eye for Eternity by Mark McKenna
Book DescriptionManning Clark was a complex, demanding and brilliant man. Mark McKenna's compelling biography of this giant of Australia's cultural landscape is informed by his reading of Clark's extensive private letters, journals and diaries - many that have never been read before. An Eye for Eternity paints a sweeping portrait of the man who gave Australians the signature account of their own history. It tells of his friendships with Patrick White and Sidney Nolan. It details an urgent and dynamic marriage, ripped apart at times by Clark's constant need for extramarital romantic love. A son who wrote letters to his dead parents. A historian who placed narrative ahead of facts. A believer who flirted with Catholicism. A controversial public figure who marked slights and criticisms with deeply held grudges. To understand Clark's life is to understand twentieth century Australia. And it raises fundamental questions about the craft of biography. When are letters too personal, comments too hurtful and insights too private to publish? Clark incessantly documented his life - leaving notes to the biographers he knew would pursue his story. He had a deep need to be remembered and this book means he will now be understood in an unforgettable way.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780522856170
(240mm x 166mm x 57mm)
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2011
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Mark McKenna
Mark McKenna is one of Australia's leading historians. A research fellow in History at the University of Sydney, he is the author of several prize-winning books, including Looking for Blackfellas Point: An Australian History of Place, which won the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction and Book of the Year in the 2003 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. His essays and articles have been widely published in Australia and overseas. Seven years in the making, his biography of Manning Clark is his most ambitious project to date.
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