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Published 1 May 1985 in Volume 12 No. 1.
Cite as: Matthews, Brian. ‘Review by Brian Matthews.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 12, no. 1, 1985. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.2765b2574b.
Examines three Mitchell Libraries manuscripts on the life of Louisa Lawson, one written by herself, and two by her daughter Gertrude, and discusses their role…
Matthews argues that Lawson’s exploration of madness in his stories helped him to understand the feelings of loneliness and alienation.