0000076702 00000 n Mia Freedman chats to Magda about her first book Reckoning. 0000004941 00000 n 0000064312 00000 n In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father’s espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her … She muses: While I was racing backwards toward my Polishness, my father was rushing in the other direction, assimilating at a rate of knots. In seeking to understand how he was affected by his past, Szubanski considers the role of silence in his life – and how it will come to affect hers. 0000008825 00000 n Reckoning A Memoir (eBook) : Szubanski, Magda : Winner, Book of the Year and Biography of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards, 2016 Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia's most beloved performers, tells her story. �km] ��s8P��������t��98K� “Everybody loves Magda,” says her friend, documentary producer Miche Bonett- Horton. 0000010383 00000 n 0000002815 00000 n Reckoning is Magda Szubanski's genesis story, the tale of how a Croydon girl – a Polish-Scot – ended up as Australia's most adored comedienne. ��Ƿ�L>o{ڷi���Oi����c0�����fh�u������H��T��Zg�o�[wKn;��?u̪?Ez%�����%y ^�W�-y~!��_��@e3�W�\�-ق�k�kف=ك��ƒ�vC�$j ��Z-��@K�%�j ��yy��]��@W�+Еg�3�}�Av��=�D�AO{��sG�>}:�t����ѧ�OG�>�8�q�C�}P�AY_Q_Y_Q_Y_Q_Y_Q_�]�]�]�]���RfWdWfWdW�U�U�U�����ӏ�O?~�������㈧I4_���bL�3��<3���_=�I�pg� o��� endstream endobj 793 0 obj <> endobj 794 0 obj <>stream She and 2 siblings were raised by parents Zbigniew and Margaret Szubanski. Many of its most engaging passages centre on Szubanski’s childhood and teenage years in 1960s and 1970s Australia. 0000047692 00000 n Magda Szubanski > Quotes > Quotable Quote “If you had met my father you would never, not for an instant, have thought he was an assassin.” ― Magda Szubanski, Reckoning: A Memoir 0000077112 00000 n �S��B�zE With its hints of nostalgia, raw honesty, compassion, and a good amount of bravery, Szubanski’s Reckoning reflects on the truths we hide and the realities we cannot ignore as we develop into and through our adult lives. These latter sections of the memoir offer insightful reflections on fame and its side effects. In 6 libraries. 0000013567 00000 n It will touch the lives of its readers." 4 likes. mode. Magda Szubanski with actors Rocky McKenzie, Dan Sultan, Jessica Mauboy and Missy Higgins at the premiere of Bran Nue Day (2010). Flinders University provides funding as a member of The Conversation AU. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: ). * Canberra Weekly * [Reckoning] untangles intergenerational trauma with intelligence and insight...[Szubanski] declares herself as a sensitive intellectual who is cursed, or blessed, depending on your point of view, with the fervent desire to understand.' 0000040155 00000 n We also learn of her family’s migrant history, following her father’s journey from Poland to Scotland, where he met and married Szubanski’s mother Margaret. Like. Not a celebrity exposé as much as a family history, Reckoning is moving and compassionate. “But nobody truly knows who she is.” Now Szubanski has written a. Szubanski began her acting career appearing in various films, such as "Babe" (1995) with James Cromwell, the James Cromwell family sequel "Babe 2: Pig in the City" (1998) and "The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course" (2002). 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