Reshaping Public Intellectual Life: Frank Moorhouse and His Milieu

  title={Reshaping Public Intellectual Life: Frank Moorhouse and His Milieu},
  author={Catharine Lumby},
  journal={Media International Australia},
  pages={133 - 141}
This article uses Frank Moorhouse as a study of the formation of a public intellectual in the 1960s and 1970s. Moorhouse was a key figure in the Sydney Push, a loose Libertarian-anarchist network of artists, writers, intellectuals and party people who rejected the dominant moral values of the 1950s and 1960s. A journalist, Moorhouse later became a well-known fiction writer who was part of a similarly bohemian and activist milieu centred in Sydney's Balmain. Taking Frank Moorhouse as a case… 



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She is currently completing a literary biography of the author Frank Moorhouse for Allen & Unwin