An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark

An Eye for Eternity The Life of Manning Clark Based on extensive private letters journals and diaries this is the compelling biography of Australia s most famous historian Manning Clark Painting a sweeping portrait of the man who gave Austral

  • Title: An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark
  • Author: Mark McKenna
  • ISBN: 9780522856170
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Based on extensive private letters, journals, and diaries, this is the compelling biography of Australia s most famous historian, Manning Clark Painting a sweeping portrait of the man who gave Australians the signature account of their own history, this record chronicles Clark s friendships with author Patrick White and artist Sidney Nolan details his urgent and dynamiBased on extensive private letters, journals, and diaries, this is the compelling biography of Australia s most famous historian, Manning Clark Painting a sweeping portrait of the man who gave Australians the signature account of their own history, this record chronicles Clark s friendships with author Patrick White and artist Sidney Nolan details his urgent and dynamic marriage, ripped apart at times by Clark s affairs and reveals his eccentricities from his writing letters to his dead parents to his flirting with Catholicism despite his doubts More than just a biography of a brilliant man, this record is a history of 20th century Australia.

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    1. Manning Clark is an enigmatic figure in the eyes of Australians. Beloved and respected by those on the left of politics and ridiculed by the conservatives. Clark identified the key issues which impacted on Australia since it was settled by the white man and his History of Australia gives important insights into the growth of the country. The influence of Protestantism,Catholicism and the Enlightenment are explored in depth and whilst Clark was criticised by fellow historians and others when the [...]

    2. 1/12/2012. Mckenna's biography of Manning Clark has just won the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction at the 2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards last night. I heard him deliver the History Council's Annual History Lecture earlier this year, which was engaging and thought provoking. This biography will be a must-read for Australian historians.

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