Often compared to Graham Greene, Australia’s highest-selling author, Morris West was considered the first Australian author to truly crack the overseas market and he was also the first to create what has now become known as the blockbuster Australian novel – paving the way for well-known authors such as Colleen McCulloch, Di Morrissey and Bryce Courtenay. Maryanne Confoy captures the true essence of the man; the writer; outspoken Catholic and literary icon up until his death in 1999. In what can only be described as a poignant and passionate account of one man’s life, Morris West describes West’s childhood growing up in the then working class neighbourhood of Melbourne’s St Kilda. It traces his adolescence, his Catholic life and his literary life – all culminating in his rise as…
xii, 372 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 23 cm. #110322 (crease to cover).
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