Fare Thee Well, Hoddle Grid

Author(s): Garry Kinnane

Autobiography and Biography

part two of the Shadowed Days Mid-50s to mid-60s Melbourne-a Wowserland of 6 o'clock closing, censorship, endless suburbia ...we could settle down. But that was the farthest thing from our minds. We didn't want security, we wanted adventure, risk, experience, we wanted to see and grasp the world ...In Fare Thee Well, Hoddle Grid, Garry Kinnane continues the story, begun in Shadowed Days, of a young man looking for his direction in life. Having left school early, Garry finds himself at twenty-one in danger of working forever as an insurance clerk in the city. But gradually he finds an escape route-through night classes in literature, the folk-revival, The Push, the attractions of a Bohemian life ...GARRY KINNANE is the author of George Johnston: A Biography (winner of The Age Book of the Year 1986), and Colin Colahan: A Portrait. His memoir Shadowed Days was shortlisted in the 2009 Queensland Premiers Literary Awards for non-fiction. About the Author Garry Kinnane was raised in a working class family in Melbourne during the1940s and 50s, worked at a variety of jobs in his teens, and gained recognition as a folk musician in the early1960s. In 1964 he married and travelled abroad, living first in Greece, then in England for ten years. There he undertook a degree in literary studies at the University of Warwick, from where he won a postgraduate scholarship to the University of Oxford. He returned to teach literary studies at Monash, the University of Ballarat and Melbourne University, from where he retired in 2004. Garry is currently writing a sequence of memoirs, the first of which, Shadowed Days; Fragments of a Melbourne Boyhood was released in 2008. Fare Thee Well, Hoddle Grid is the second volume, and a third is planned. Garry is also writing fiction, and teaching a U3A literature class in Geelong, where he now lives with his wife Jo. * Reviews of Shadowed Days: 'Shadowed Days glows with humanity, with an understanding and wisdom born of privation and endurance.' -Tom Petsinis, author of The French Mathematician 'A beautifully written evocation of a childhood during the post-war years in Victoria ...Shadowed Days excels at pinning down a certain time and place.' -The Age

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General Fields

  • : 9780987403711
  • : dennisjones
  • : dennisjones
  • : September 2012
  • : 210mm X 150mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 260
  • : black & white illustrations
  • : Garry Kinnane
  • : Paperback