Review of Ulysses Bound, Henry Handel Richardson and her Fiction by Dorothy Green
The first full length study of Richardson to be published since Nettie Palmer's monograph in 1950 offers a critical reinterpretation and assessment of the fiction together with virtually an hypothesized biography of the author's psyche. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the book is its substantial research. The recently accessioned Walter Lindesay Richardson papers, which Mrs Green was instrumental in securing for the National Library, are a key to personages that we have had to look at mainly through side windows. This material is supplemented by independent discoveries about Richardson's family background and its relationship to the fiction.
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