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Seize the Fire: Three Speeches

Seize the Fire: Three Speeches (Paperback)

By Flanagan, Richard

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Australia is not a fixed entity, a collection of outdated bigotries and reactionary credos, but rather an invitation to dream, and this country-our country-belongs to its dreamers . . . if we are finally to once more go forward as a people it's time our dreamers were brought in f...rom the cold. Richard Flanagan's speeches have become unique literary events attended by sellout crowds, reported in national and international media, and a spur to widespread debate and discussion. Gathered here are three of his recent speeches in which he interweaves topics as diverse as troubadour poetry, love stories and the murder of the refugee Reza Barati; his top ten Tasmanian novels and the Australian Pacific solution; and his much-celebrated National Press Club address where he questioned the militarisation of Australian memory and argued for the need for formal Indigenous recognition. Comic, illuminating and deeply moving, this is writing speaking to the great questions of our time and our country.
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ISBN 9780143795322
Published AU 29 Oct 2018
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143795322
Stock Available
Status Reprinting
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Australia
Published 29 Oct 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Flanagan, Richard
Category Social & Cultural History
Politics & Government
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 179mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 825/.914
Weight 88g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Speeches, addresses, etc, Australian, Oratory, Speeches, addresses, etc, Australian
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade