Australian poetry

The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets

Author: Susan Hampton

Publisher: Viking Press


Category: Australian poetry

Page: 293

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"Published with the assistance of the Literature Board of the Australia Council'.


Author: Clem Gorman




Page: 288

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It is hard for us to imagine the oppressed lives of single women in the first half of the twentieth century. Yet a few Australian women took a leap into the unknown and carved careers for themselves in Paris. They studied, painted, and haunted galleries and salons. They had a little fun too, at social gatherings or at cafes in Montparnasse. They were brave, and very determined young ladies. They exhibited in the Paris Salons and in private galleries on the Left Bank, and received prizes and awards out of all proportion to their numbers. They bought back home not only greatly enhanced skills but also Modernism, to a country that had barely heard of it. This book examines a selection of some of the best of them, including some who have been all-but forgotten. They were pioneers, role models, fine artists - and they have been neglected. Not any longer.
Biography & Autobiography

The Tin Ticket

Author: Deborah J. Swiss

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 362

View: 140

A book that focuses on the lives of three extraordinary women recounts the heartbreaking, yet ultimately triumphant, true story of women exiled from the British Isles, who created the most liberated society of their time in Australia. Reprint.

Australian Women in War

Author: Australia. Department of Veterans' Affairs



Category: Australia

Page: 108

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Australian drama

Playing with Ideas

Author: Susan Pfisterer

Publisher: Currency Press Pty Limited


Category: Australian drama

Page: 262

View: 368

Until now, the extraordinary contribution of Australian women to the development of early feminist theatre has never been fully recognised. In Playing with Ideas Susan Pfisterer and Carolyn Pickett reveal a dynamic female tradition of Australian women's playwriting from the suffrage era to the 1960s. Through its distinctive analysis of the range of strongly-held views of Australian women dramatists, the book offers a fresh insight into both Australian cultural history and international feminist theatre history. It uncovers a wealth of plays motivated by social and political issues affecting women, plays which through their subversion of professional, political and personal hegemonies highlight women's struggles to become modern world citizens.
Australian literature

Stories of Herself when Young

Author: Joy W. Hooton



Category: Australian literature

Page: 428

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This is a study of the autobiographical writings of Australian women, which emphasizes writing in childhood and adolescence.