It is an honor to serve as co-chair for the Chief of Staff, Army (CSA) Retired Soldier Council. I’d like to thank my good friend and fellow retired Sgt. Of the Army, Ray Chandler, for his numerous contributions to the Council and the retired community. It’s also a pleasure to serve alongside, Lt. David Halverson as co-chairs. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones and Thee without shame or fear.
By Xavier Herbert
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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC;FITTING FINALE TO XAVIER HERBERT'S EXTRAORDINARY LITERARY CAREER.Follow the link download below to download ebook pdf, kindle ebook, ms word and more softfile type of POOR FELLOW MY COUNTRY By Xavier Herbert. Off course this is a great books that I think are not only fun to read but also very educational.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful.
The novel that is the Australia that was
By Owen Hughes
Before people get upset with me for saying this is Australia's greatest novel, let me say that I realise that it won't appeal to everyone, and perhaps especially to a younger generation less steeped in history than we were. However, whenever I am asked what is the finest piece of literature to come out of Australia, I unhesitatingly reply that this is it. It has everything that an Australian could wish for that is representative of that very eccentric land, and much more besides.
The name alone should give the alert reader something to think about. Isn't it odd? It is the starting point and central theme around which the whole turns and part of the majesty of this novel lies in that cardinal simplicity. It never gets lost. No matter into what dreamtime corner or shady southern political deal the author takes us, we understand that one central thing. And beyond that, where every truly giant novel must go ('For Whom the Bell Tolls,' 'Under the Volcano'), there is an underpinning of universal truth that makes us aware that this is no mere provincial affair, that Herbert is not just idly lamenting in some forgotten corner of the globe.
The other characteristic that makes it truly incomparable on the Australian scene, is that it can be read at so many levels. Herbert may be taking a hard look at many issues unresolved in the Australia of the forties and fifties, but have we come to terms with them today? And are the political shenanigans that take place in the land of Auz, so very different from those elsewhere? Whether you are interested in Australian history, or in learning something about the aborigines, or seeing the outback in all its glory, this is the book. And as for it being too long, I can almost guarantee that the reader who once gets a head of steam up, will be still be puffing like billy-o at page 1,463. And if you are still ready for more by then, well you're in luck, because Herbert wrote a further volume about life in northern Australia, 'Capricornia.' It is not a sequel and it is not, in my opinion, of exactly the same calibre, but it is a very fine book nonetheless. 'Poor Fellow, My Country' should not be out of print, ever. It is one of those books that will endure, because it goes beyond the run of everyday storytelling into the realm of great literature.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
One of the great novels of the world
By Sean Monahan
This is one of the greatest novels ever written by an Australian and certainly the greatest written about Australia. I can think of no other novel I have ever read that manages both to tell a great story and, at the same time, give so accurate and comprehensive a picture of a whole society. And I speak as an ex-pom (Englishman) who came to Oz in the late 70s and learned more about my new country from reading this novel than from anything else I have ever read. It's great to read the other positive reviews of the book listed here because, in Australia, it is still a grossly undervalued book. It was for that reason that, back in the 80s, I started researching and writing a book about Herbert's novels - with the main focus on this great final novel. In my opinion it's not only one of the greatest of Australian novels but one of the great novels of the world. Like many great novels it's not 'flawless'. Herbert's sexist and often unpleasant attitudes towards women, for instance, can be seen in his treatment of women characters and there is no question that he could have improved the book if he had been more willing to listen to advice on where and how to polish and cut. But greatness is often a matter of 'warts and all' and the 'all' is so magnificent one can put up with the warts.
For anyone interested in learning more about Herbert they might like to try my book - the only one so far to do a detailed study of this author. You can find it in Amazon.com. It's called 'A long and winding road: Xavier Herbert's Literary Journey'.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Utterly absorbing - I lived and breathed it
By A Customer
This book is one of the most impressive declarations of love towards a country and its people I have ever read. Xavier Herbert describes his country through the eyes of his characters and tells an absorbing story. He is painting a comprehensive picture of the land, its history and its people. His biting criticism towards imperialistic Britain and its marks on land and people on one hand, and his vast insight into the aboriginal way of life on the other, create a fascinating tension. The fact that he leaves us with more questions than answers and his own uncertainty about the future and fate of his beloved country makes this book all the more intense. 1500 pages I will never forget.
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