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The Resource The antibiography of Robert F Menzies, Bernard Cohen

The antibiography of Robert F Menzies, Bernard Cohen

Label
The antibiography of Robert F Menzies
Title
The antibiography of Robert F Menzies
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Cohen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A witty, irreverent and intelligent satire of Australian politics. A soon-to-be-elected Australian prime minister invokes the spirit of Sir Robert Menzies and astonishingly, the Great Man rises from the grave. But in Canberra, amongst the nation's leaders, the revived Menzies is rarely listened to and hardly visible. Increasingly discontented with his role as mere nostalgic symbol, Menzies escapes from Canberra. He runs westward, becoming larger and more powerful as he runs. This, perhaps the most significant untold story in Australian political history, lands in the lap of the Antibiographer, whose contracted book on Menzies is years behind schedule. Could this be the break the Antibiographer needs to redeem his career? Will he be able to track down the Menziean colossus and save his book and reputation? And can the out-of-control Menzies ever be contained?
Summary
A hapless writer struggles to complete his biography of the conservative icon Robert Menzies and to fend off the increasingly terse demands of his ambitious publisher when salvation arrives in a most unexpected guise-and not just for our antihero author. The spirit of Menzies, so often evoked by politicians, is arisen and walks, with ever firmer tread, in Canberra's corridors of power. Will the anti-biographer (as the writer dubs himself) track down the ghostly colossus and save his book and reputation? Will the spectre of Menzies lend much-needed gravitas to the shenanigans of national parliament? Or will murky alliances force the spirit of liberalism back underground?
Tone
Writing style
Award
Russell Prize for Humour Writing (Australia), 2015.
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10302593
Cataloging source
NOV
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1963-
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Cohen, Bernard
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Authors and publishers
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The antibiography of Robert F Menzies, Bernard Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051626196
Extent
274 pages ; 24 cm.
Isbn
9780732264383
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
The antibiography of Robert F Menzies, Bernard Cohen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051626196
Extent
274 pages ; 24 cm.
Isbn
9780732264383
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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