The controversial poet James McAuley was regarded as Australia's most prominent intellectual of the right during the cold war. In The Devil and James McAuley, historian Cassandra Pybus argues that his zealous anticommunism was driven by a powerful apocalyptic world vision. As a Catholic convert McAuley displaced his own deep personal torment unto the Devil and communist agents in the service of the Devil. The book also considers McAuley's links to the CIA and the Australia's security agency, ASIO.

Read a transcript of John Docker's launch of The Devil and James McAuleyat the National Library of Australia, Saturday 7 August 1999.

Read an extract from The Devil and James McAuley


University of Queensland Press, $A34.00
ISBN 0-70223111-8


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