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Title: No Free Ride. "The Bright Shapes and the True Names: A Memoir" by Patrick McCaughey. [review]
Authors: Wallace-Crabbe, Chris
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Publishing
Chris Wallace-Crabbe
autobiography
memoir
Goethe
Colombo
Wadsworth Atheneum
Clive James
Fred Williams
Joe Burke
Philip Martin
Sir Andrew Grimwade
Susan Ryan
Race Mathews
Anthony Blunt
National Gallery of Victoria
Yale Centre for British Art
Anthony Staley
Rudy Komon
Leonard French
Jan Senbergs
Roger Kemp
Australian Cultural Terrorists
Picasso
Weeping Woman
New York
Clement Greenberg
Brobdignag
Robert Lowell
Bernard Smith
The Boy Adeodatus
South Yarra
Issue Date: Oct-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Wallace-Crabbe, Chris 2003. No Free Ride. Review of "The Bright Shapes and the True Names: A Memoir" by Patrick McCaughey. 'Australian Book Review', No 255, October, 26-27.
Series/Report no.: No 255
Abstract: "The Bright Shapes and the True Names" is an autobiography-to-date by a man of many parts, a natural extrovert who has directed three major art galleries, as well as having been a youthful Monash professor. As the title, drawn from his admired teacher Vincent Buckley, indicates, he has sustained much interest in poetry and drama as well. On both sides of the Pacific, his life so far has been a colourful one, his stutter imitated in a thousand conversations. But he has always had to be on his guard against becoming merely what Yeats called ‘a smiling public man’.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/568
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 255 - October, 2003

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