Fathers and Lovers : Three Australian Novels


Discusses three Australian novels which ‘are strikingly similar in that they have at their heart a male figure who acts in a distructive way towards the women around him; all three of the male protagonists disguise their egotistic aggression under forms of pretended love … and in all three the victim of the deception eventually sees through it and abandons the older man’ (459).

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Published 1 October 1982 in Volume 10 No. 4. Subjects: Fathers & daughters, Lovers, Men - Literary portrayal, Selfishness, Elizabeth Harrower.

Cite as: Clancy, Laurie. ‘Fathers and Lovers : Three Australian Novels.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 10, no. 4, 1982. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.0c9e55657c.