On hearing that Germaine Greer easily Australia’s greatest writer is providing (for a modest sum – which she in turn is giving to charity) her archival papers to the University of Melbourne archive. I find it sufficient reason to provide a couple of quotes, neither of which are particularly true…
Greer – A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.
Susan Ryan on Greer – Women who were housewives, who were pretty miserable … felt inspired by her book [The Female Eunuch] and their life changed. They didn’t become megastars, but they became a librarian or something.
Why such an important national figure’s archival collection is not going to the National Library is obvious, but why is that so – well, never mind, never mind.