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A private life : fragments, memories, friends, Michael Kirby

Label
A private life : fragments, memories, friends
Title
A private life
Title remainder
fragments, memories, friends
Statement of responsibility
Michael Kirby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Kirby is one of Australia's most admired public figures. At a time of spin and obfuscation, he speaks out passionately and straightforwardly on the issues that are important to him. Even those who disagree with him have been moved by the courage required of him to come out as a high-profile homosexual, which at times has caused him to be subjected to the most outrageous assaults on his character. This is a collection of reminiscences in which we can discover the private Michael Kirby. It allows the public figure to speak in his own voice, without any intermediary. He opens up as never before about his early life, about being gay, about his thirty-year relationship with Johan van Vloten, about his religious beliefs and even about his youthful infatuation with James Dean, which sent him on a sentimental journey to Dean's hometown in the year 2000, an escapade he here wryly recalls. Beautifully written, reflective and generous, in that warm and gently self-deprecating voice that is so characteristic of him, this is a memoir that Michael Kirby's many admirers have been waiting for
Summary
Michael Kirby is one of Australia's most admired public figures. At a time of spin and obfuscation, he speaks out passionately and straightforwardly on the issues that are important to him. Even those who disagree with him have been moved by the courage required of him to come out as a high-profile homosexual, which at times has caused him to be subjected to the most outrageous assaults on his character. This is a collection of reminiscences in which we can discover the private Michael Kirby. It allows the public figure to speak in his own voice, without any intermediary. He opens up as never before about his early life, about being gay, about his thirty-year relationship with Johan van Vloten, about his religious beliefs and even about his youthful infatuation with James Dean, which sent him on a sentimental journey to Dean's hometown in the year 2000, an escapade he here wryly recalls. Beautifully written, reflective and generous, in that warm and gently self-deprecating voice that is so characteristicof him, this is a memoir that Michael Kirby's many admirers have been waiting for. --
Storyline
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10181883
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kirby, M. D.
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kirby, M. D.
  • Judges
  • Gay men
  • Lawyers
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
fragments, memories, friends
Label
A private life : fragments, memories, friends, Michael Kirby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p.193-194) and index
Control code
000047696770
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 200 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742376202
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
A private life : fragments, memories, friends, Michael Kirby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p.193-194) and index
Control code
000047696770
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 200 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742376202
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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