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After Romulus

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In After Romulus, Raimond Gaita revisits the world of his deeply loved memoir and his childhood in central Victoria.

He writes about Hora, who was an inspiration to him throughout his life, about the making of the acclaimed film starring Eric Bana, about ideas of truth, the limits of character, and the conflict between love and morality. And, most movingly, about his mothe

Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published August 29th 2010 by Text Publishing (first published August 1st 2010)
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If you thought that this was obvious, a sequel, cashing in, you couldn't be further from the truth. This companion to Romulus, My Father is the product of, on the one hand, the needs of the philosopher Gaita to process various ways in which the consequences of this book affected him and on the other, the needs of everybody who read it. Although I complained in my review that Romulus, My Father had been ignored by the world at large, it deeply moved Australia. 

So you write a book, a philosophical
Lyn Elliott
Gaita has written five essays (he calls them that, rather than chapters) teasing out some of the themes that lay within Romulus My Father, reflecting on what writing that book has meant for him, and the process of turning the book into a film.
The essays expand on the character of Hora, his 'second father'; the friendship between his father and Hora; and Christina, his mother, whose death when he was a chid has left him with an 'unassuageable longing - the title for the essay on her, the last of
Jan 21, 2012 rated it liked it
"After Romulus" follows on from Gaita's moving memoir "Romulus, My Father". In the earlier book he wrote of his immigrant family and their friends in rural Victoria in the 1950s and the despair, madness, love and simple goodness that filled their lives. Gaita is a Professor of Philosophy and "After Romulus" is unashamedly a philosophical work, in which Gaita uses his experience of the important people in his life (father Romulus, mother Christine and father figure Hora) to explore and illustrate ...more
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Having read and enjoyed Romulus My Father it was interesting to read Gaita's feelings about that book and the film, and to read how the book/film affected the relatives of the people in that book. Apparently it changed peoples lives, and brought people together.
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
An interesting and tragic story in many respects but the style is a bit flat for my liking. Amazing detail in the recollections.
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I read this book as an accompanying text to Romulus, My Father, and found it important and illuminating. I was struck by the treatment of "truth" in some of the essays -- what truth means in memoir -- and, again, by the incredible family story that defines the author's life. And I will never tire of the landscape of Raimond Gaita's story, whether it is a character in his memoir or in this book of essays.
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