‘Composing the Self’ : Metaphors of Creativity in Henry Handel Richardson’s Myself When Young

Abstract

‘This essay interrogates Richardson’s representation of her choice of a literary over a musical career, arguing that this choice was a matter not only of ability and opportunity, but signals a shift from public and social performance to private literary production’ (p. 205).

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Published 1 October 2005 in Volume 22 No. 2. Subjects: Autobiographical writing, Creative writing process, Music, Search for self identity.

Cite as: Lindsey, Dunya. ‘‘Composing the Self’ : Metaphors of Creativity in Henry Handel Richardson’s Myself When Young.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 22, no. 2, 2005. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.99fe22cf89.