Jolley’s Women


The essay about Jolley’s women ‘looks at the ways in which Jolley represents women’s longing for other women; it argues that this longing is central to her representation of female characters and the feminine condition. Jolley’s literary style, her writing method, makes this question of longing and desire both complex and ambiguous’ (112).

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Published 1 May 2009 in Volume 24 No. 1. Subjects: Femininity, Lesbian relationships, Literary techniques, structures & modes, Longing, Women - Literary portrayal, Elizabeth Jolley.

Cite as: Levy, Bronwen. ‘Jolley’s Women.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 24, no. 1, 2009, doi: 10.20314/als.b23ed4478b.