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Revisiting Mythologies: A Public Conversation Between John Ralston Saul and David Malouf

Originally broadcast at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 23, 2000 from the National Library of Canada Auditorium

John Ralston Saul
David Malouf©

John Ralston Saul is Canada's most prominent social philosopher. His non-fiction work, from Voltaire's Bastards to the Governor General's award-winning The Unconscious Civilization, attests to an inquiring and provocative mind.


David Malouf is one of Australia's finest writers of fiction. He has won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Dream Stuff, his book of stories, has just been published.

The Globe and Mail's national affairs columnist, Jeffrey Simpson moderates as the speakers revisit the mythologies of their respective countries.



Introductions (4:26)


Jeffrey Simpson (8:05)


David Malouf (17:07)


John Ralston Saul (15:59)


Discussion (28:04)


Question Period (21:13)

The discussion was presented in cooperation with the Australian High Commission. In English.

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© Photo of David Malouf reproduced with the permission of Random House of Canada. Photographer: Jane Bown