The PM's disillusionment with current modes of literary analysis and pedagogy was the subject of discussion over dinner with the old man (90) tonight. We wondered, what does Honest John think about Les Murray? (thanks CS for the link!). Murray is Australia's current living embodiment of culture (we are informed). Is he po-mo? He's a raving conservative, but can you recite a line of his poetry or even name one? Does it resonate for you?
Yeah, thought not. Anyway, we're off for the weekend. It will be good - catching up with an old mate to drink beer and red wine and talk cars and families and PMs. Bring it on.