This Crazy Thing A Life

Australian Jewish Autobiography

By Richard Freadman

This Crazy Thing A Life is the first book-length study of Australian Jewish autobiographical writings. The book makes a substantial contribution to multicultural and migrant writing, and is an engaging look at what it means to be both Jewish and Australian. Richard Freadman's richly reflective work interweaves the past and present, events and attitudes, literary theory and narrative forms to address important and often profoundly moving topics, such as Holocaust memory, migrant autobiography, diaspora studies, and multiculturalism from a variety of viewpoints - from humble, self-published memoirs by amateur chroniclers to celebrated releases by high-profile authors.

319 pages

Publication Date: 8/1/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9780980296426