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The Australian Disease by Richard Flanagan (Paperback, 2015)

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The Australian Disease: On the Decline of Love and the Rise of Non-Freedom by Richard Flanagan

'Non-freedom to the Western mind is inevitably linked with images of backwardness – Soviet tractors, East German Trabants, Kim Jong Il's haircut. But non-freedom these days is also iPads, iPhones and a dazzling array of less iconic but ubiquitous consumer goods that flood our stores, our homes and which increasingly are used to define our ideas of worth and happiness. It is a full-lipped smile achieved with the aid of collagen made from skin flensed from dead Chinese convicts.'

The Australian Disease is Richard Flanagan's perceptive, hilarious, searing exposé of the conformity that afflicts our public life. From Weary Dunlop to Vassily Grossman, from David Hicks to Craig Thomson, Flanagan takes us on a wildly entertaining and unsettling trip. If we are to find hope, he says, we must take our compass more from ourselves and less from the powerful.

 

 Paperback | 70 pages

 112 x 182 x 7mm | 68g

 

 Black Inc.

 Melbourne, Australia

 English

 1863957618

 9781863957618

 

Condition: Good

A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks and creasing, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.