Secondhand. Good condition. Ex library copy with external stickers. Protective plastic covering. Remnants of date due slip on synopsis page. Front binding is supported by book tape. Minor wear to book corners and edges.
Meticulously researched using contemporary newspaper reports, court records, published memoirs, private letters and diaries, Michael Wilding tells the story of three troubled geniuses of Australian writing and their world of poetry and poverty, alcohol and opiates, horse-racing and theatre, journalism and publishing.
Gordon shot himself unable to pay the printer of his poems, Kendall ended up in a mental hospital after forging a cheque and Clarke died bankrupt for the second time. (back cover)