Text classics, romulus, my father, raimond gaita, anne manne, text publishing raimond gaita was born in germany in 1946 he is emeritus professor of moral philosophy at kings college london, and a professorial fellow at the melbourne law. Raimond gaita tells us of hardships faced by romulus, from his e read more in romulus my father, christine gaita should be condemned rather than pitied discuss there is no sickness worse than mental sickness, remarks romulus about the terrors. Romulus, my father 365 rating details 1,776 ratings 112 reviews romulus gaita fled his home in his native yugoslavia at the age of thirteen, and came to australia with his young wife christina and their infant son raimond soon after the end of world war ii.
Romulus gaita was born in markovac, a village in a romanian-speaking part of yugoslavia in 1922 at the age of 13, romulus fled his home in yugoslavia raimond gaita's account of his father's life is analytical, eloquent and beautifully written. Romulus, my father (1999) about book: this is a book that is often studied in the final year of high school here in australia, written by a philosopher about his dead father - that was all i knew about this book before i started reading it earlier this week.
Romulus gaita fled his home in his native yugoslavia at the age of thirteen, and came to australia with his yo 'people have often asked me how i survived my childhood reasonably sane they think it was because my father a. Raimond gaita (1946 - ) comes of age in frogmore, victoria in the early 1960s his parents are immigrants: his romanian father farms his german mother, christina, estranged from romulus, is in melbourne romulus is near despair when she takes up. Romulus my father essay the indiviuals in romulus were shaped by their experiences in the biography 'romulus my father' the characters encounter many different situations and journey to foreign lands, these experiences shape and change the.
Concepts of belonging features in romulus, my father due to raimond gaita's connection to the australian landscape, his mother and father's immigrant experience, their unusual family situation and also the values and beliefs raimond was raised with. For example in romulus, my father, raimond, having the advantage of being young when he migrated forms his experiences in australia grows up acknowledging australia as his home this is shown when gaita metaphorically describes the landscape outside the. The memoir, romulus, my father, by raimond gaita john guare's play, six degrees of separation and tim winton's short story, big world, from the collection, the turning, explore the concept that belonging is the driving force for the human condition.
Romulus, my father is to literature what ray davies songs are to popular music a crafted story about real people raimond gaita tells his father's story with such love for him and the people in their lives he shows how a child can love the people in his life and. Romulus, my father is a biographical memoir, first published in 1998, written by the australian philosopher raimond gaita the memoir outlines the life of his father, romulus gaita (1922 - may 1996. 'romulus, my father' composed by raimond gaita is an autobiographical memoir of his fathers life it explores the assimilation to australian culture in the eyes on raimond gaita general hardships of migrants moving from europe, in this case yugoslavia, to. This is an introductory essay about the memoir romulus, my father by raimond gaita the essay was published as part of the it is then that a sense of his father's character is joined to his own search for wisdom, a combination of biography and reflection that marks.
This is the case with romulus in the 1998 memoir romulus, my father, written by raimond gaita, who is compelled by the rest of 1950's australian society to assimilate into the anglo-saxon dominated society in order to be accepted. Romulus gaita's inherent strength helps him through the difficult times he faces in his life strong both physically and mentally, romulus initially faces hardships that are very testing in yugoslavia, raimond writes of romulus' family difficulties in regard to his. Romulus, my father is a 2007 australian drama film directed by richard roxburgh based on the memoir by raimond gaita, the film tells the story of romulus (eric bana) and his wife christine (franka potente. Author:gaita, raimond language: eng format: epub tags: bio000000, bio026000 isbn: 9781921921162 publisher: the text publishing company published it was run by the christian brothers, but religion did not figure in my father's reason for sending me there.
Raimond gaita romulus gaita fled his home in his native yugoslavia at the age of thirteen, and came to australia with his young wife, christina, and their infant son raimond, soon after the end of world war ii. Romulus, my father is a stacked deck determined to make you feel bad, but it rarely makes you audience reviews for romulus, my father ½ very moving, and there just never excellent, magnificent and emotional true story of the author raimond gaita's. Romulus, my father is a biographical memoir, first published in 1998, written by the australian philosopher raimond gaita the memoir outlines the life of his father, romulus gaita.