Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding is emeritus professor of English and Australian Literature at the University of Sydney.

His books include Milton’s Paradise Lost (Sydney University Press, 1969), Dragon Teeth: Literature in the English Revolution (Clarendon Press, 1987), The Paraguayan Experiment (Penguin, 1985), a documentary novel about the New Australia settlement, and most recently Academia Nuts (Wild & Wooley, 2nd edition 2003), a swan song for the campus novel.


Reality beyond imagining

EssayIN THE COURSE of the 35 years in which I taught in universities, a number of people had suggested that I write a campus novel: a novel about the university in the abstract and about the University of Sydney...

Hanging on

FictionIn memory of David Myers, 1942–2007 HENRY SAT DESPONDENT in The Golden Bowl. The restaurant was empty because he was early, and he was early because he had nothing much else to do. By noon Henry was hungry: hungry for...

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