My Career Goes Bung

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My Career Goes Bung Sybylla Melvyn is well known to the tens of thousands who have read her first autobiography My Brilliant Career In this the sequel however the real Sybylla emerges a little older now and facing t
  • Title: My Career Goes Bung
  • Author: Miles Franklin
  • ISBN: 9780207142208
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sybylla Melvyn is well known to the tens of thousands who have read her first autobiography , My Brilliant Career In this, the sequel, however, the real Sybylla emerges a little older now and facing the sudden change from bush obscurity to overnight fame The publication of her novel has been a success, fashionable Sydney society lionises her and innumerable suitors paySybylla Melvyn is well known to the tens of thousands who have read her first autobiography , My Brilliant Career In this, the sequel, however, the real Sybylla emerges a little older now and facing the sudden change from bush obscurity to overnight fame The publication of her novel has been a success, fashionable Sydney society lionises her and innumerable suitors pay court.Once again Sybylla recounts her experiences with spirit, sensitivity and fortrightness and once again she emerges as an irrepressible, undaunted young woman and a most exceptional Australian heroine.
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    Most of the fascination of this book derives from the fact that Miles Franklin has taken the response to My Brilliant Career, the prurience, the disapproval, the simple conflation of author and character, and hit it for six Franklin is fearless, funny and unsparing in describing the strange responses of her countrymen to her little spoof autobiography In My Career Goes Bung, rather than slink away quietly, chastened and vowing to repent, Franklin comes out swinging How fortunate that she didn t [...]

    I adore this book Published in 1946, but written in 1902, right after 19 year old Miles Franklin became a huge hit with My Brilliant Career Some representative quotes from our plucky protagonist, the semi autobiographical young writer, Sybylla On spoiling the earth p66 His Reverence said that I was suffering from the divine discontent of genius, that it was a different matter with common people If their noses weren t kept to the grindstone Ha Ha Ha rearing families and working, they would get up [...]

    My Career Goes Bung is the sequel to Miles Franklin s My Brilliant Career, written in 1902 it wasn t published until 1946 It is Franklin s response to the fame and notoriety she received following the publication of her autobiographical novel My Brilliant Career in 1901 In her Foreword to this edition Verna Coleman explains why this second book was not published when it was first written Miles Franklin had caused quite a stir when My Brilliant Career first appeared, Franklin was an outspoken you [...]

    All the blurbs of this book are wrong Which gives me great satisfaction to say, but it means we need some clarification Some of the other reviews here only ten tackle it, but I think there s an underexplored thesis here My Career Goes Bung is postmodern.Yes, published in 1946, but written much earlier, My Career Goes Bung is not, as advertised, a sequel to My Brilliant Career I went into this, lured by the blurb on my edition, expecting to be entertained by the continued adventures of Sybylla An [...]

    I read My Brilliant Career a while ago and was happy to leave Sybylla Melvyn where she was though I was informed the movie ending differs I ve still yet to watch it There has not been many encouraging reviews for My Career Goes Bung either so I did not actually put the book on my tbr list However, I ve recently read Miles Franklin biography, Stella Miles Fraklin A Biography and my curiosity was piqued Both books were meant to be fiction but were apparently close enough to her own life that it wa [...]

    The sequel to the semi autobiographical My Brilliant Career It is both an apologia for such success coming so quickly that in real life Franklin was afraid she d never reach the success of My Brilliant Career, and a strident essay on feminism Sybilla is at once a brilliantly clever girl who is out of place in Possum Flat and an innocent bush girl equally out of place in Sydney s high social set yet is adored by them The characters are stock, especially the socialites, who have names like Lady Ho [...]

    Expands on the story of My Brilliant Career It was better than I expected, although dated Written than 100 years ago, Miles Franklin was ahead of her time with regards to the women s equality and the paternalism of the Church She is quite critical of many aspects of life, particularly society people But times have changed since then, and partly due to her books It shows a harder life for people who lived in country areas, particularly for women.The style of writing is also somewhat dated She co [...]

    I started this almost straight away after finishing My Brilliant Career in the hope that it followed on and resolved my issues with the first book It took me a while to work out what was happening, why she kept getting details wrong from the first book etc But once I worked it out, I settled down to greatly enjoy it However, again like my problems with My Brilliant Career , some things just made no sense She has insight here, but is completely foolish and naive over here Further, books where eve [...]

    I have to say I was a little disappointed in this book It wasn t so much a novel but felt like an attempt at setting the record straight What was odd though was the author narrating the tale was the made up character from the original novel, not the actual author So it was still fiction, but all about how the original book was made up and not true to life As such the characterisation was all very different As it was real Stella came across as much quieter, and complacent There were still some b [...]

    This isn t terrible But it s a sequel I wish I hadn t been tempted by Sybylla s voice was so perfectly captured in My Brilliant Career that I was content to be left wondering.

    Syblla is just one cool chick She tells it how it is, and it s refreshing that there is no real love plot I want to learn about Miles Franklin and how much of her own life reflects the events in her novels.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this follow up to My Brilliant Career which I loved too I am so impressed with the pluck that the young Miles Franklin showed in writing these books Her unwomanly behaviours and attitudes are wonderful It s no surprise to me that she caused such a stir Great work

    I m not sure I was expecting when I started this book, but it certainly wasn t what I got If you are thinking that this is a sequel to My Brilliant Career than you are mistaken It is instead an autobiography of the fictional Sybylla Melvyn.

    Really interesting to learn the background of Sybylla s autobiography and of people who believed they were the characters.

    This is the sequel to the best classic book I read all year and what a terrible disappointment it was Completely changed the characters and the setting, and not for the better It got too clever for it s own good and it didn t work If I hadn t enjoyed the first book so much, I may not have been as completely disappointed by this book, but I did and I am.

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