Lot: In Words, The

Author: Michael Leunig

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SKU: 9780670073023

Musings from a truly original thinker on eveything under the sun and many things over the moon.

There are few aspects of existence to which Michael Leunig has not turned his renaissance mind, as a bemused and committed member of the human plight. From his cartoonist's sensibilities comes a peculiar journalism made of parable, memoir and soliloquy, on subjects ranging from the sublime to the subhuman.

From the fragile ecosystem of the spirit to the brutalisation of the modern world. From the joy of primal epiphanies to the wretchedness of the violence we unwittingly commit against each other and our deeper selves each day.

To hypocrisy and dispair in the political order. Military madness and the media. To violins, artists and newborn facials. The value of the mundane. Emotional mysteries and the night sky. Light and darkness in the national character. The wisdom of the innocent. The sadness of the brain-ridden. Humanity's redeeming pathos and our exquisite inseparabilitiy from the natural world. . . The lot.

Even in the smallest, simplest things, Leunig finds the eternal key. And no matter how confronting the topic, he awakens and upholds the funny side. The uplifting side. The side you'd forgotten about - or didn't realise was there.

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The Wayward Leunig is a superb companion volume to Michael Leunig's The Essential Leunig, with another 400 definitive cartoons spanning five decades.
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Published: 21/10/2015
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ISBN: 9780670078769
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Published: 27/05/2015
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ISBN: 9780143573173
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A special 40th anniversary edition of the very first collection of cartoons by the inimitable Michael Leunig.
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Published: 06/11/2014
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These letters are a small fragment of the vast correspondence known to have taken place between lone voyager Vasco Pyjama and his friend and mentor Mr Curly of Curly Flat.

While domestic contentment and ease with the natural world are Mr Curly's major attributes, Vasco's restless nature has compelled him into a great voyage of discovery. In the company of his direction-finding duck, he has wandered...

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While domestic contentment...

Published: 22/10/2014
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Four hundred of Michael Leunig's most brilliant cartoons from the past five decades, including some previously uncollected.
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Published: 21/11/2012
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ISBN: 9780670074686
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In this selection of poems covering the period 1972 to 2002. This beautifully elegant volume excludes the cartoon element, focusing on Leunig's brilliant texts, with all their absurdity, hilarity, poignancy and joyfulness. Michael Leunig pokes fun at human folly and pretentiousness, deplores the idiocy of war, and revels in the redeeming power of love.

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Published: 28/06/2010
Format: Paperback
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Come sit down beside me I said to myself,
And although it doesn't makes sense,

I held my own hand
As a small sign of trust
And together I sat on the fence.





Come sit down beside me I said to myself,
And although it doesn't makes sense,

I held my own hand
As a small sign of trust
And together I sat on the fence.





Published: 30/05/2011
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While domestic contentment and...

Published: 25/09/2006
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143005469
Published:27/10/2008
Format:Paperback, 336 pages
RRP:$29.99
Price:AUD $29.99
ISBN-13:9780670073023
ISBN-10:0670073024
Origin:Australia
Publisher:Penguin Aus.
Imprint:Viking

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