Robert Hughes 1938-2012
Sad to note the death yesterday of the great journalist and author Robert Hughes.
I made passing reference to Hughes here only last week, in relation to his appearance in the 1967 documentary Three Swings On A Pendulum.
Hughes’ affecting memoir Things I Didn’t Know (which turns on the terrible aftermath of a 1999 car accident) is a treasured present from Mrs G; for an alternative angle on this complex character, try and track down a copy of Jenny’ Kee’s own memoir, A Big Life, itself an inside view on what is sadly now a disappearing demi-monde.
Read The Melbourne Age obit for Hughes here.