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Peter Goldsworthy’s ‘His Stupid Boyhood’

The subject of Peter Goldsworthy’s memoir is his first 18 years and ‘the getting of stupidity’. ‘The getting of wisdom would have to wait,’ he writes. Goldsworthy’s father was a teacher, which meant that in the 1950s and 1960s, the Goldsworthy family was frequently uprooted to different parts of South...

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