The Level-headed Revolutionary: Essays, Stories and Poems by Brian Medlin

Author(s): Edited by Gillian Dooley, Wallace McKitrick, Susan Petrilli


Brian Medlin (1927–2004) – philosopher, activist, socialist, bushman,
environmentalist, poet and author of short stories – wrote much
more than he published during his lifetime.
This collection includes five of his essays, dealing with how to
stay sane and constructive in the face of environmental crisis, with
the nature of philosophy and the contemporary university, and with
the very meaning of life and death. They are as relevant and urgent
now as when he wrote them 30 years ago. The essays are complemented by a selection of his poetry and by four of the
short stories he wrote under the pseudonym Timothy Tregonning, only two of
which have been previously published. Set in the early 20th century, the stories
draw us into the mixed fortunes of a working class family in South Australia’s mid
north. Medlin’s unique voice, humane, witty and vigorous, leaps off every page.


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  • : 9781743058190
  • : Wakefield Press Pty, Limited
  • : Wakefield Press
  • : April 2021
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  • : books

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  • : 256
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Edited by Gillian Dooley, Wallace McKitrick, Susan Petrilli