Description - The Land I Came Through Last by Robert Gray
The title of Robert Gray's autobiography is drawn from a poem by the famous Australian poet Christopher Brennan, `The land I came thro' last was dumb with night / a limbo of defeated glory, a ghost'. There is more glory than defeat in this work, though, the memoir of a writer who is, in turn, one of Australia's best-known living poets. Although Gray is necessarily present throughout, the personal element is subdued - it is on others that the focus always falls, and on his parents most of all. Their struggle with defeated
expectation and finally with old age closes the book. The Land I Came Through Last is ultimately a tribute to their strengths and weaknesses, and their very different personalities.
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(235mm x 153mm x mm)
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