Review of Charmian and George: The Marriage of George Johnston and Charmian Clift, by Max Brown.

Charmian Clift, novelist and essayist, once scrawled on the back of a manuscript, 'She also has a life in the vertical position.' Given what we know now about Clift's turbulent career it seems a rather desperate self-reference, an attempt to assert her literary persona. Unfortunately, Max Brown's book, in its emphasis on the private life of this couple, tends to put Clift back into horizontal mode.

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Published 1 October 2005 in Volume 22 No. 2. Subjects: Australian expatriate writers.

Cite as: Carson, Susan. ‘Review of Charmian and George: The Marriage of George Johnston and Charmian Clift, by Max Brown..’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 22, no. 2, 2005. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.cea9d03413.