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As good as a yarn with you : letters between Miles Franklin, Katherine Susannah Prichard, Jean Devanny, Marjorie Barnard, Flora Eldershaw and Eleanor Dark / edited by Carole Ferrier
Bib ID 338988
Format BookBook
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Ferrier, Carole
 
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Description Cambridge, [England] ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 1992 
ix, 438 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0521576334
0521393140
Series

Susan Crooke Memorial Collection.

Summary

"This is a fascinating collection of the correspondence between six Australian women writers in the years 1930 to 1957 and unpublished until now. Miles Franklin, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Jean Devanny, Marjorie Barnard, Flora Eldershaw and Eleanor Dark discuss their work, their personal lives and their views of the world in letters which were written with the purpose of providing sympathetic support and which became a source of friendship." "Each of the women was centrally engaged with the social and political issues of her time, and these letters appear as a continuing dialogue, written through the Depression with all its struggles and militancy, the nationalism and chauvinism of the Second World War and the conservatism of the Cold War. They read as a narrative, capturing these social and political issues, as well as discussing literary styles and successes and confronting difficult personal questions.".

"As non-fictional writing, the correspondence perhaps best articulates the complexity of the women's lives and the clashes between their private and the public worlds in a way which more polished literary genres fail to do. Thus it is both a companion to the literary output of the six writers and a collection which can stand alone." "The letters themselves are funny, serious, often beautifully written and at times breathtakingly honest and moving. Their publication, annotated and complemented by Carole Ferrier's background information and careful editing, makes an exciting contribution to Australian women's studies and will be welcomed by the general reader."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgements
  • Notes on editorial philosophy and practice
  • Introduction
  • The letters
  • Chronology
  • References
  • Biographical notes
  • Bibliography of correspondents' main published works
  • Location of letters
  • Index
 
Notes

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Women Authors, Australian - 20th century - Correspondence.  |  Australian literature - Women authors - History and criticism.  |  Australian literature - 20th century - History and criticism.  |  Australia - Intellectual life - 20th century.  |  Women and literature.  |  Women authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Correspondence.  |  Women authors, Australian -- Correspondence.  |  Australian literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.  |  Australian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.  |  Women and literature -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.  |  Australia -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.  |  Women  |  Australian literature  |  History
Other authors/contributors Ferrier, Carole, 1946-  |  Ferrier, Carole, 1941-

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