Friday, 1 June 2012
Phillip Buckner puts Gwyn's Macdonald in his place
If you've been following the journalistic gravy train that has trailed behind Richard Gwyn's much talked about two volume biography of John A Macdonald, then you should read a great new review of the books.
I say 'great' but I doubt Gwyn would see it this way. In his exquisitely precise review, Phillip Buckner explains exactly why Gwyn's volume is really not, as the publicity people have it, a volume for our times. It's a painful but delicious read,the kind of review that doesn't just criticize; it teaches.
See it here.