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The Scandalous Penton: A Biography Of Brian Penton

Stimulating argument, fine food, wine, women, and music were the ingredients of the good life for Brian Penton, Australian writer and newspaper man extraordinaire. Well known for his flamboyant and fearless journalism as well as for his novels "Landtakers" and "Inheritors", he bridged high culture and mass-circulation journalism. With Penton at the helm, Sydney's "Daily Telegraph" provoked, shamed and flattered its readers into engaging in new intellectual ideas. When Penton died in 1951, Norman Lindsay called him "the most brilliant man we have ever had in daily journlism in Australia". To the conservative Australian establishment of the 1930s and 1940s, the scandalous Brian Penton was the embodiment of all things immoral, unmanly and generally threatening to a comfortable co-existence with the status quo. With intellectual conviction that ran wild and deep, he devoted his writing career to flouting prevalent moral and political beliefs. For that, unfairly, he has paid the price of banishment from public memory for almost half a century.


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Stimulating argument, fine food, wine, women, and music were the ingredients of the good life for Brian Penton, Australian writer and newspaper man extraordinaire. Well known for his flamboyant and fearless journalism as well as for his novels "Landtakers" and "Inheritors", he bridged high culture and mass-circulation journalism. With Penton at the helm, Sydney's "Daily Telegraph" provoked, shamed and flattered its readers into engaging in new intellectual ideas. When Penton died in 1951, Norman Lindsay called him "the most brilliant man we have ever had in daily journlism in Australia". To the conservative Australian establishment of the 1930s and 1940s, the scandalous Brian Penton was the embodiment of all things immoral, unmanly and generally threatening to a comfortable co-existence with the status quo. With intellectual conviction that ran wild and deep, he devoted his writing career to flouting prevalent moral and political beliefs. For that, unfairly, he has paid the price of banishment from public memory for almost half a century.
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