Review of Flashing Eyes and Floating Hair: A Reading of Gwen Harwood's Pseudonymous Poetry, by Cassandra L. Atherton

At last count Gwen Harwood employed no less than 13 pseudonyms during her writing life, an achievement that suggests an impressive, if bewildering, capacity for invention. Cassandra Atherton has bravely stepped into the tangled world of Harwood's authorial identities, cataloguing their patterns, uses and stylistic quirks in an attempt to find the real woman behind the curtain.

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Published 1 October 2008 in Volume 23 No. 3. Subjects: Gwen Harwood.

Cite as: Wood, Alison. ‘Review of Flashing Eyes and Floating Hair: A Reading of Gwen Harwood's Pseudonymous Poetry, by Cassandra L. Atherton.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 23, no. 3, 2008. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.909c654cb9.