Gwen Harwood and the Professors


Gwen Harwood is always having fun with the professors but the professors seem rather wary of her; at any rate they hardly ever write about her and say what fun to read Gwen Harwood. I expect they are rather frightened of her because, while the most important and most neglected aspect of her work is its pervading sense of fun, it is a disturbing, if not a terrifying fun and it is apt to be aimed at critics, professors, editors and the literary menagerie in general.

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Published 1 May 1972 in Volume 5 No. 3. Subjects: Literary criticism, Poetic techniques, Wit & humour, Writer's craft, Gwen Harwood.

Cite as: Hope, A. D.. ‘Gwen Harwood and the Professors.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 5, no. 3, 1972, doi: 10.20314/als.3d25a48d40.