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Author Ryan, Peter, 1923-

Title It strikes me : essays by Peter Ryan 1994-2010 / Peter Ryan
Published Balmain, N.S.W. : Quadrant Books, 2011


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 MELB  827.02 R9895 A24/1  AVAILABLE
Description 314 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "Peter Ryan has long been one of Australia's favourite writers of essays and newspaper columns. His classic World War II memoir, Fear Drive my Feet, has been an enduring bestseller, in print almost continuously for more than fifty years. The fifty-five essays in this collection may justly be called 'a late picking". The range from several moving reflections on war against Japan in 1941-45 to tales of domestic and farm life, such as the story of his old saddle pony Bonny. Along the way he recalls books, writers and statesmen from whom he has learnt most. These essays reflect the writer's wordly knowledge accumulated from his variety of employments - including publisher of Australia's leading university press, soldier, bush timber worker and advertising man. Lately turned eighty-eight, his pen shows no signs of flagging."--Book jacket
Analysis Essays
Political conditions
Social conditions
Notes Includes index
Subject Ryan, Peter, 1923-
Ryan, Peter, 1944-
Australian essays.
Australian essays -- 20th century.
Australian essays -- 21st century.
Journalists -- Australia.
Publishers and publishing -- Australia.
Genre/Form Essays.
ISBN 9780980677843 (hbk.)
Other Titles It strikes me : collected essays 1994-2010