Get a copy of Donald Horne's best writing
Donald Horne - Selected Writings (edited by Nick Horne)
With introduction from Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor, University of Melbourne
Donald Horne was one of Australia's leading thinkers for close to fifty years, and probably the best Australian non-fiction writer of his generation. His seminal book, The Lucky Country, made the case for a more open, modern, intelligent Australia. He was also famous for removing the words 'Australia for the white man' from the masthead of The Bulletin while its editor.
This definitive selection of Horne's writing, skilfully made by his son, Nick, tells the story of his life and intellectual development - from radical conservative to progressive proponent of tolerance and pioneer of Australian cultural studies. Selections from The Lucky Country sit alongside pithy reflections on Australian history and culture, as well as vivid autobiographical writing.
In the words of Professor Glyn Davis, this important collections shows Donald Horne as 'a man who helped the nation understand itself'.
'He was a great clarifier...of many of the problems and dilemmas of society.' - Frank Moorhouse
'An independent, vigorous critic.' - Malcolm Fraser
'He is the finest [non-fiction] writer of our generation.' - Hugh Stretton
Donald Horne was the author of 'The Lucky Country' and 'The Education of Young Donald', and many other books and essays. A leading public intellectual for close to 50 years, he edited the 'Bulletin', chaired the Australia Council and pioneered cultural studies at the University of New South Wales.
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