Review of new books on Australian women's writing


Reviews the following volumes:

A Bright and Fiery Troop: Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century, edited by Debra Adelaide, Penguin Australian Women's Library (Ringwood: Penguin Books, 1988).

Writing a New World: Two Centuries of Australian Women Writers, by Dale Spender, Australian Literary Heritage (London: Pandora, 1988).

Women and the Bush: Forces of Desire in the Australian Cultural Tradition, by Kay Schaffer (Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1988).

Barbara Baynton: Between Two Worlds, by Penne Hackforth-Jones (Ringwood: Penguin Books, 1989).

Pen Portraits: Women Writers and Journalists in Nineteenth Century Australia, by Patricia Clarke (Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1988).

Women Writers and Australia: A Bibliography of Fiction, 19th century to 1987, by Margaret C. Murphy (Parkville: University of Melbourne Library, 1988).

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Published 1 May 1989 in Volume 14 No. 1. Subjects: 19th Century Women Writers.

Cite as: Sheridan, Susan. ‘Review of new books on Australian women's writing.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 14, no. 1, 1989, doi: 10.20314/als.747842716d.