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Henry Handel Richardson: A Life

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Zusammenfassung Henry Handel Richardson has been celebrated for her classic Australian novels The Getting of Wisdom and The Fortun... Lire la suite
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Zusammenfassung Henry Handel Richardson has been celebrated for her classic Australian novels The Getting of Wisdom and The Fortunes of Richard Mahony yet her own life-story is still to be fully told. This 2004 book is a complete biography and sheds light on the conjecture surrounding her life.


Michael Ackland is the author of Henry Kendall: the Man and the Myths and Damaged Men: the Precarious Lives of James McAuley and Harold Stewart. He was educated in Australia and Germany, where he attended secondary school and studied German literature at the University of Cologne. Currently he is Head of the English Department at Monash University.

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Henry Handel Richardson is one of Australia's major novelists, and one of the most elusive. An expatriate for most of her life, she worked hard to maintain her privacy, and to conceal her personal views behind an impartial authorial style. This study explores the well-springs of her fiction, her abiding concerns and the intellectual heritage that informs her major writing. An overview of her life is provided, and all her fiction discussed. The study focuses on her engagement with the sexual politics of the time, on inherited concerns, and on contemporary theories of gender. The influence on her fiction of writers as diverse as Hoffmann and Wedekind, Weininger, Freud and Schopenhauer, is demonstrated. Ackland locates Richardson's work within a tradition of European thought, while also showing why she is of central importance to Australian and women's studies.


Prologue; 1. Blood lines; 2. The whirlpool of destiny; 3. Trauma and its fictions; 4. Whatever happened at PLC?; 5. Love and music in Leipzig; 6. 'A failure all round'; 7. The Continent to the rescue; 8. Reappraising England; 9. A denizen of many worlds; 10. Winds of change; 11. Blackout; 12. Towards the next room.

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Titre: Henry Handel Richardson: A Life
Sous-titre: A Life
Code EAN: 9780521840552
ISBN: 978-0-521-84055-2
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 356
Poids: 658g
Taille: H231mm x B160mm x T28mm
Année: 2004
Auflage: New


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