HEYWARD, MICHAEL

HEYWARD, MICHAEL

Cultural cringe is an extraordinarily potent phrase, because it not only identified a reflex in our culture that things had to find cultural approbation outside Australia before they could be accepted inside Australia. It’s extraordinarily potent because ‘cultural cringe’ has, with the fame of the phrase, helped to engender the thing that it’s meant to merely describe.

HEYWARD, MICHAEL

HEYWARD, MICHAEL

The thing about old books that I find mysterious and interesting is that reading them now, we are the readers who the writer could not have imagined. We belong… to the unimaginable future.

HEYWARD, MICHAEL