|Publisher||Angus and Robertson, Australia|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|LC Class||PZ4.K336 Th PR9619.3.K46|
|Preceded by||Bring Larks and Heroes|
|Followed by||The Survivor|
Three Cheers for the Paraclete (1968) is a novel by the Australian author Thomas Keneally. It won the Miles Franklin Award in 1968.
After studying overseas for some years a young priest, James Maitland, returns to Australia to teach at a seminary.
In The Canberra Times, John N. Molony is impressed with the book but finds a number of problems with it: "The heart of the novel is about belief, but for this reviewer the transplant didn't work. It is hard to say about a Keneally that his theme was too big for him and that he couldn't incarnate his problem in living characters. Yet in this instance they do not measure up."
Kirkus Reviews found something more in the book: 'Keneally's rather existential points are made with delicacy, at times with a warm, broad humor, and Father James is a vigorous, attractive priest. A thoughtful and sentient book."
Thomas Michael Keneally, AO is a prolific Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist. He is best known for his non-fiction novel Schindler's Ark, the story of Oskar Schindler's rescue of Jews during the Holocaust, which won the Booker Prize in 1982. The book would later be adapted into director Steven Spielberg's 1993 film Schindler's List, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1968.
The Miles Franklin Literary Award is an annual literary prize awarded to "a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases". The award was set up according to the will of Miles Franklin (1879–1954), who is best known for writing the Australian classic My Brilliant Career (1901). She bequeathed her estate to fund this award. As of 2016, the award is valued A$60,000.
The following lists events that happened during 1968 in Australia.
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This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1968.
This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1969.
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This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1976.
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Bring Larks and Heroes
| Miles Franklin Award recipient |
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