A world of feeling: David Malouf and the public conversation

Kay Ferres

Abstract


This paper is concerned with David Malouf's role as a public intellectual, commenting on contemporary life and values. It considers how he has accrued cultural authority and how he has connected with a 'true public'. It draws on the work of Mark Kingwell and Stefan Collini to characterise Malouf's distinctive voice.

Keywords


David Malouf, public intellectual, civility.

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