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Entering the Maze. "A Story Dreamt Long Ago: A Memoir" by Phyllis McDuff and "The Boy in the Boat: A Memoir" by Brian O'Raleigh [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2004-03)
We expect memoirs to be true — it is one of the main reasons we read them — but we have also grown accustomed over the years to the idea that, while the memoir may be true in spirit, events may not have happened exactly ...
Staying Alive in Mary Street. "The Sparrow Garden" by Peter Skrzynecki [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2004-05)
It is characteristic of Skrzynecki that he should locate such a crucial turning point in his life so precisely, naming the very street that led him to it. It is this impulse to map, to plot the coordinates of a life, that ...