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The Resource Xavier Herbert : a biography, Frances de Groen

Xavier Herbert : a biography, Frances de Groen

Label
Xavier Herbert : a biography
Title
Xavier Herbert
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Frances de Groen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Labeled at various times "ratbag" and "mug genius" as well as "master writer" Xavier Herbert led a life characterised by controversy and contradiction. His signature books, Capricornia (1938) and Poor Fellow My Country (1975), were to change the face of Australian novel writing. For more than sixty years he entertained, hectored and, as often as not, offended his wide readership with provocatively polemical narratives and public appearances."--. "Born out of wedlock, lied to about the circumstances of his birth and ancestry, and reared in working class surroundings, Herbert grew up amidst secrecy and duplicity, uncertain of who he really was."-- "This first biography of Xavier Herbert (1901-1984) explores the contradictions at the core of his turbulent life and career. It charts his lifelong quest to discover the reality of his existence and to forge a larger-than-life identity."
  • "The result is an engrossing narrative that highlights Herbert's compulsion to write and illuminates his abiding themes, including those related to sex and women. Also included are many photographs, some never before published."
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANB:REV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Groen, Frances
Dewey number
  • 823
  • A823.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PR9619.3
  • PR8237.E72
LC item number
  • .H463 Z64 1998
  • Z64 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herbert, Xavier
  • Authors, Australian
  • Authors, Australian
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Xavier Herbert : a biography, Frances de Groen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-335)
Control code
000013912414
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 349 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy received from Lindsay Cleland.
Isbn
9780702230691
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
98225941
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)39664001
Label
Xavier Herbert : a biography, Frances de Groen
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-335)
Control code
000013912414
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 349 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy received from Lindsay Cleland.
Isbn
9780702230691
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
98225941
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)39664001

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