Donald Horne: Selected Writings by Donald Horne

Donald Horne: Selected Writings

byDonald Horne

Kobo ebook | July 3, 2017

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One of Australia’s leading thinkers for close to fifty years, Donald Horne was probably the best Australian non-fiction writer of his generation.

This definitive collection of Horne’s writing, thoughtfully selected by his son, Nick, tells the story of his life and intellectual development. From a position of doubting whether change was possible, he eventually became a proponent of the sensible reform necessary for Australia to prosper in a changing world.

Horne made the case for a more open, modern, intelligent Australia, most famously in his seminal book The Lucky Country. Selections from this work sit alongside pithy reflections on Australian history and culture, as well as vivid autobiographical writing.

With an introduction by Nick Horne and a biographical essay by Glyn Davis, this important book honours and illuminates the 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

Donald Horne AO was a leading public intellectual for nearly fifty years. He was the author of The Lucky Country and The Education of Young Donald, and many other books and essays. He edited The Bulletin, chaired the Australia Council, and, in a late career change, broadened the idea of what it means to be an academic. He died in 2005.

Title:Donald Horne: Selected WritingsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 3, 2017Publisher:Schwartz Publishing Pty. LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:192543575X

ISBN - 13:9781925435757