My Brilliant Career

by Miles Franklin | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0207158185 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tabby-cat-owner of Bellingham, Washington USA on 1/22/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by tabby-cat-owner from Bellingham, Washington USA on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
"A few months before I left Australia I got a letter from the bush signed Miles Franklin, saying that the writer had written a novel, but knew nothing of editors and publishers, and asking me to read and advise. Something about the letter, which was written in a strong original hand, attracted me, so I sent for the MS., and one dull afternoon I started to read it. I hadn''t read three pages when I saw what you will no doubt see at once--that the story had been written by a girl. And as I went on I saw that the work was Australian--born of the bush. I don''t know about the girlishly emotional parts of the book--I leave that to girl readers to judge; but the descriptions of bush life and scenery came startlingly, painfully real to me, and I know that, as far as they are concerned, the book is true to Australia--the truest I ever read. I wrote to Miles Franklin, and she confessed that she was a girl. I saw her before leaving Sydney. She is just a little bush girl, barely twenty-one yet, and has scarcely ever been out of the bush in her life. She has lived her book, and I feel proud of it for the sake of the country I came from, where people toil and bake and suffer and are kind; where every second sun-burnt bushman is a sympathetic humorist, with the sadness of the bush deep in his eyes and a brave grin for the worst of times, and where every third bushman is a poet, with a big heart that keeps his pockets empty. "

Journal Entry 2 by tabby-cat-owner at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Monday, February 20, 2017
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Journal Entry 3 by tabby-cat-owner at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Thursday, May 17, 2018
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