Three-Dimensionality and My Brother Jack


It is no surprise that George Johnston's prize-winning novel, My Brother Jack (1964), has often been seen as a reflection upon the self or a search for identity, tracing as it does the partially fictionalised life of the writer from his earliest recollections of a modest Melbourne borne at the end of World War I through to his established success as a war correspondent in the 1940s. This article seeks to understand something of the devices used by the novelist in these efforts at self-definition.

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Published 1 May 1997 in Volume 18 No. 1. Subjects: Characterisation, Place & identity, George Johnston.

Cite as: Brotherson, Lee. ‘Three-Dimensionality and My Brother Jack.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 18, no. 1, 1997, doi: 10.20314/als.dea1ec1ad1.