Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Pagan” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
Pagan
 
by
Inez Baranay
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Pagan

by
3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Based on a true story, set in Sydney in the 1950s, Pagan is a story of the new music, the new migrations and the old magick. First published in 1990, it was described as brilliantly written and a narrative tour-de-force. To quote a review: As well as being very readable, it offers a highly intelligent analysis of the themes of Australia’s 20th century cultural history set ...more
Local Time Publishing edition
Published 2014 by Local Time Publishing new edition (first published September 2nd 2011)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Pagan, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Pagan

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-15)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
A.J. Llewellyn
Apr 14, 2012 A.J. Llewellyn rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own-a-copy
This is a very interesting book and was my first intro to Inez Baranay - the second being her call girl saga, Between Careers. Pagan is by far the better book but perhaps it's because the subject is so interesting. Set in 1950s Sydney, it focuses on the relationship between Sir Eugene Goossens, a conductor with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the wild and wacky Rosaleen Norton, the self-proclaimed Witch of Kings Cross.
He was married and he was high society. She was a famous nut who held witchy
...more
Jack
Jack rated it really liked it
Dec 21, 2011
Kieran
Kieran rated it liked it
Aug 11, 2015
Matthew
Matthew rated it it was amazing
Jul 24, 2012
Nez
Nez rated it liked it
Mar 23, 2012
Danielle
Danielle rated it really liked it
Jan 12, 2013
Suzanne King
Suzanne King rated it liked it
Mar 26, 2013
Jennifer
Jennifer rated it really liked it
Oct 19, 2011
Raven
Raven marked it as to-read
May 05, 2009
Alexandra Hope
Alexandra Hope marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2010
Liz
Liz marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2012
Amanda
Amanda marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2012
Jasmine
Jasmine marked it as to-read
Sep 21, 2012
Ax
Ax is currently reading it
Apr 18, 2015
peter
peter marked it as to-read
Oct 04, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
642480
I was born in Italy of Hungarian parents who migrated to Australia when I was a baby. It is a bit amazing how often and how recently I am still asked about this. I grew up feeling foreign and now accept feeling foreign wherever i am. I lived for most of my first 40 years in Sydney, with some of my high school years spent in Malaya and later I travelled overseas more and more. After a year in Papua ...more
More about Inez Baranay...

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »