Friendship in a Time of Loneliness


The essay ‘explores the ways in which Jolley’s fictions are simultaneously motivated by a longing for consummate love—(hetero)sexual, intellectual, spiritual, all at once—and shaped by a gathering understanding of the impossibility of that desire as a way of being in the world’ (98-99).

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Published 1 May 2009 in Volume 24 No. 1. Subjects: Friends & friendship, Loneliness, Love, Writer's works, Elizabeth Jolley.

Cite as: Milech, Barbara. ‘Friendship in a Time of Loneliness.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 24, no. 1, 2009, doi: 10.20314/als.1f43d4f7c9.