Voices in Time: A Kindness Cup and Miss Peabody’s Inheritance


Discusses the narrative methods of Thea Astley's A Kindness Cup and Elizabeth Jolley's Miss Peabody's Inheritance, in particular Astley's attention to narrative chronology and Jolley's to the act of narration itself. Proposes to use some models from narrative theory to read these novels and their methods.

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Published 1 October 1986 in Volume 12 No. 4. Subjects: Australian women writers, Literary techniques, structures & modes, Narrative techniques, Elizabeth Jolley, Thea Astley.

Cite as: Goldsworthy, Kerryn. ‘Voices in Time: A Kindness Cup and Miss Peabody’s Inheritance.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 12, no. 4, 1986, doi: 10.20314/als.15276f2bed.