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Title:
Australian women writers : a bibliographical guide
Author:
Adelaide, Debra.
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Publication Information:
London : Pandora, 1988.
Physical Description:
xiv, 208 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780863581496

9780863581489
Format :
Book

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Central Library PR9608 .A4 1988 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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Author Notes

Debra Adelaide was born in 1958 in Sydeny, Australia. She holds a BA and MA in English literature and a doctorate in Australian women¿s literature from the University of Sydney. She is an associate professor at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Her editing work includes A Bright and Fiery Troop, A Window in the Dark, Motherlove, Motherlove 2, Cutting the Cord, Acts of Dog, and The Simple Act of Reading. Her other works include The Hotel Albatross, Australian Women Writers, Serpent Dust, The Household Guide to Dying, Letter to George Clooney, and The Women's Pages.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Choice Review

A fine companion to W.H. Wilde et al., The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (CH, Sep '86), especially that volume's five-page article "Feminism and Australian Literature." Debra Adelaide's small book, part of the "Australian Literary Heritage" series, ed. by Dale Spender, is a unique effort to "preserve a part of our literary heritage. . ., to restore from the past those Australian women writers who have fallen into neglect, and to provide a reference for contemporary women writers in the hope of overcoming the same possibility" (introd.). The time period covered extends from the early days of white settlement to the present. Adelaide draws upon The Australian Dictionary of Biography (1966- ) and upon extensive correspondence with contemporary writers. Lives--and works, including rare manuscript collections--are described for more than 450 writers: novelists, short-story writers, poets, playwrights, autobiographers, biographers, and writers of nonfiction. The arrangement is alphabetical, from Mena Abdullah (1930- ), "born at Bundarra, NSW, of Indian origins" to Fay Zwicky (1933- ), author of Journeys: Poetry of Judith Wright, Rosemary Dobson, Gwen Harwood and Dorothy Hewett (Carlton, Australia, 1982). Particularly helpful are a brief list of books generally useful to the reader or student of Australian women writers (in the introduction) and a two-page list of abbreviations used in the citations. This excellent biobibliographic guide belongs in both public and academic libraries for literature, women's studies, and other research. N. S. Osborne SUNY College at Oswego


Choice Review

A fine companion to W.H. Wilde et al., The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (CH, Sep '86), especially that volume's five-page article "Feminism and Australian Literature." Debra Adelaide's small book, part of the "Australian Literary Heritage" series, ed. by Dale Spender, is a unique effort to "preserve a part of our literary heritage. . ., to restore from the past those Australian women writers who have fallen into neglect, and to provide a reference for contemporary women writers in the hope of overcoming the same possibility" (introd.). The time period covered extends from the early days of white settlement to the present. Adelaide draws upon The Australian Dictionary of Biography (1966- ) and upon extensive correspondence with contemporary writers. Lives--and works, including rare manuscript collections--are described for more than 450 writers: novelists, short-story writers, poets, playwrights, autobiographers, biographers, and writers of nonfiction. The arrangement is alphabetical, from Mena Abdullah (1930- ), "born at Bundarra, NSW, of Indian origins" to Fay Zwicky (1933- ), author of Journeys: Poetry of Judith Wright, Rosemary Dobson, Gwen Harwood and Dorothy Hewett (Carlton, Australia, 1982). Particularly helpful are a brief list of books generally useful to the reader or student of Australian women writers (in the introduction) and a two-page list of abbreviations used in the citations. This excellent biobibliographic guide belongs in both public and academic libraries for literature, women's studies, and other research. N. S. Osborne SUNY College at Oswego


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