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The Shock of Recognition
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1. LIFE OF MY MIND PART I MUSIC, THE FOOD OF LOVE 2. GREAT MUSIC: SIXTY WORKS 3. EARLY AND BAROQUE MUSIC 4. CLASSICAL AND ROMANTIC MUSIC 5. MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC 6. OPERA PART II GREAT LITERATURE 7. FROM HOMER TO DANTE 8. LADY MURASAKI AND THE TALE OF GENJI 9. CHAUCER'S CANTERBURY TALES AND TYNDALE'S BIBLE 10. MONTAIGNE, EXPLORER OF SELF 11. DON QUIXOTE 12. SHAKESPEARE AS NOVELIST 13. FIVE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ORIGINALS 14. FRENCH MASTERS 15. PROUST'S IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME 16. THE GREAT RUSSIANS 17. EXILES NOW, VOYAGER APPENDIX: A guide for music consumers

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Hon. Dr Barry Jones is a writer, broadcaster and former Labor member of both the Victorian and Federal parliaments. Australia's longest serving Science Minister (1983-90), he served as National President of the Australian Labor Party from 1992 to 2000 and again in 2005-06. He is the only person to have been elected as a Fellow of all four Australian learned academies: Technological Sciences and Engineering in 1992, the Humanities in 1993, Science in 1996 and Social Sciences in 2003. He was also a member of the Executive Board of UNESCO in Paris (1991-95), Vice-President of the World Heritage Committee (1995- 96) and a consultant for the OECD. Foundation Chair of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, a board member of CARE Australia for 20 years, for a decade he chaired both the Port Arthur Historic Site and Vision2020Australia. He was awarded an AC in 2014. His most recent book is A Thinking Reed, published by Allen & Unwin.

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