Item F1487 - Letters (2) to Jack Lindsay, 1959 Mar 3 & 14 Jun

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Letters (2) to Jack Lindsay, 1959 Mar 3 & 14 Jun


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1 folder; 30 cm.

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John ('Jack') Lindsay was born on 20 October 1900 in East Melbourne. Son of Victorian-born Norman Lindsay and his first wife Kathleen Agatha, née Parkinson. After his parents separated in 1909 his mother took him and his brothers Raymond and Philip to Brisbane. During this time he spent much time in the Elkington household. He earned scholarships to Brisbane Grammar School and University of Queensland (BA Hon, 1921). He was an autobiographer/memoirist, biographer, book publisher, communist, historian, literary critic and novelist. He died on 8 March 1990 in Cambridge, England.

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Letters (2) 1959 3 Mar & 14 Jun to Jack Lindsay re: review of P.R. Stephensen's 'Kookaburras and satyrs', and the latter's rejoinder. Also Lindsay's reply May 1959, copy of Biblionews Feb. 1959 publishing review and rejoinder, typescript statement by Jack Lindsay, and a letter 7 Sept 1956 from Alec Bolton to Kenneth Slessor referring to the controversy, and Guy Howarth's consideration of its publication in Southerly.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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