Henry Handel Richardson
- Review of Henry Handel Richardson: A Life, by Michael Ackland
Biography - life-writing - is a popular form these days. Ian Britain editorialised in Meanjin that in many cases it sells rather better than the average novel does. Why is this? Why do you read a biography? Why do I?
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- Review of Henry Handel Richardson: The Letters, edited by Clive Probyn and Bruce Steele, with Rachel Solomon and Patrick O'Neill.
Literary embargo is one of the banes of most researchers. Who has not had a promising track of inquiry suddenly blocked by the fruniliar catalogue entry 'restricted'? The positive aspect of this predicament - although hardly one likely to console…1 May 2002
- Review of Henry Handel Richardson, by Michael Ackland, Henry Handel Richardson, edited by Susan Lever and Catherine Pratt, The Tomis Complex: Exile and Eros in Australian Literature, by Irina Grigorescu Pana.1 October 1997
- Review of The Portrayal of Women in the Fiction of Henry Handel Richardson, Gender. Politics and Fiction. Twentieth Century Australian Women's Novels, Dictionary of the Australian Theatre. 1788-1914, Henry Handel Richardson: a Critical Study
Between them, these four books indicate something of the present widening range of Australian literary studies. Our writers, especially our novelists, are attracting increasing attention overseas. An American Association for Australian Literary Studies has just been established, joining others already…1 October 1986
- ‘What Had She to Do With Angels?’ : Gender and Narrative in The Fortunes of Richard Mahony
Pratt examines the concept of ‘personal narrative’ in terms of the politics of gender. Mary’s presence in the text as a ‘stereotypical maiden/wife/mother’ serves to stablize Richard’s sense of self, but as she becomes more of an individual presence in…1 October 1993