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The Guardian has published a list of what its writers have judged the 100 greatest non-fiction books of all time. They’ve split the list into categories: art, biography, culture, environment, history, journalism, literature, mathematics, memoir, mind, music, philosophy, politics, religion, science, society and travel. It’s a fascinating list but, being British, it has an understandable bias towards Britain and Europe. Robert Hughes' The Shock…
Last Words for Peter Porter
The passing of Peter Porter in April created an absence in Australian poetry that many are still mourning.
His obituary in the Guardian quoted Porter’s poetic maxim from the 1960s “What I have written, I have written, and I do the best I can.” which was followed-up by reader’s letters.
The Australian ran their obituary which created several inspiring responses. Alex Miller wrote of…
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