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Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1988 .
      Extent: 210p.
      Description: illus.
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      • Frontispiece and titles by John Oldham (verso of title page)
      ISBN: 0949206296
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Sydney, New South Wales,: Harper and Row , 1988 .
      Extent: 210p.
      Edition info: First ed.
      ISBN: 0060159405
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Harper and Row , 1988 .
      Extent: 235p.
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      • '... advance reading copy from uncorrected manuscript'. - Cover.
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1989 .
      Image courtesy of Penguin Books
      Extent: 210p.
      ISBN: 0140115013
    • London,
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      England,
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      Viking , 1989 .
      Extent: 210p.
      ISBN: 0670824356
    • London,
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      Penguin , 1990 .
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      Extent: 210p.
      ISBN: 0140114718
    • London,
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      Virago , 2000 .
      Extent: 310p.
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      • Virago Modern Classics
      ISBN: 1860498310
      Series: y Virago Modern Classics Virago (publisher), 1978- Z1498171 1978 series - publisher
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2009 .
      Image courtesy of Penguin Books
      Extent: 210p.
      ISBN: 9780143180180 (pbk.) :
      Series: Penguin Modern Classics series - publisher
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Persea Books , 2010 .
      Extent: 224p.
      ISBN: 9780892553624 (pbk.), 0892553626 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Madre dulce
Language: Spanish
    • Madrid,
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      Espasa Calpe , 1991 .
      Extent: 340p.
      ISBN: 8423923541

Works about this Work

Interpretation of Academic Fiction in Britain, America and Australia Zhang Rongsheng , Ding Wei , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies – Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Australian Studies in China 2015; (p. 102-109)
'As a literary genre, academic fiction has emerged in recent years as one of the most popular modes for satirizing the cultural conflicts and sociological nuances inherent in campus life. Well-known academic novels include Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim and David Lodge's Small World in Britain; Saul Bellow's Herzog; Nabokov's Pnin in America; Michael Wilding's Academia Nuts and Elizabeth Jolley's The Sugar Mother in Australia. From a global point of view, this paper aims to explore the development of academic fiction in Britain, America as well as Australia. Academic novels are often comic or satirical, often counterpointing intellectual pretensions and human weaknesses. Some, however, attempt a serious treatment of university life. Academic fiction develops at a rapid speed in the 20th century and has become an indispensable and distinct genre of literature worldwide.' (102)
Footfalls Echo in the Memory Elizabeth Jolley , 2006 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Learning to Dance : Elizabeth Jolley : Her Life and Work 2006; (p. 293-299)
Babies Eat Their Lace: Elizabeth Jolley and the Slaughter of Decorum Eden Liddelow , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: After Electra : Rage, Grief and Hope in Twentieth-Century Fiction 2002; (p. 118-136, notes 194-195)
Political Persons : Empire, Motherhood and State Control Dorothy Jones , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Compr(om)ising Post/colonialism(s) : Challenging Narratives and Practices 2001; (p. 174-181)
Discusses various postcolonial texts, including Jolley's novel.
Bound by that Claim : Necessity in Elizabeth Jolley Eden Liddelow , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 56 no. 3-4 1997; (p. 723-734)
Differences Within: Three Australian Women Writers Wenche Ommundsen , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Sense of Difference 1995; (p. 25-47)
The article emphasises the diversity of contemporary Australian women's writing.
y The Sugar Mother by Elizabeth Jolley R. Johnson , Melbourne : Council of Adult Education , 1995 Z1891485 1995 single work criticism
Two Answers to Every Question : Elizabeth Jolley's Fiction, Ethics and Criticism Jennifer Livett , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 17 no. 1 1995; (p. 10-18)
Contesting the "One Law - the One Sublimating Transcendent Guarantor": Elizabeth Jolley's `The Well' and `Sugar Mother' Doreen D'Cruz , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Span , April no. 40 1995; (p. 54-71)
An Interview with Elizabeth Jolley Ulla Joussen (interviewer), 1993 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 15 no. 2 1993; (p. 37-43)
Breakthrough in France for Australian Literature Louise Kennedy , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 November 1993; (p. 26)
Jolley Wins Inaugural Book Award 1993 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 June 1993; (p. 16)
The Past is Another Country A. P. Riemer , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , October vol. 5 no. 4 1993; (p. 94-96)
y Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs : Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions Paul Salzman , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z435794 1993 single work criticism The study considers the critical reception of Jolley's fiction and the variety of interpretations it has attracted. Salzman discusses the representation of women, themes of migration and exile, memory, narrative structure and the reader/writer relationship, and the role of family in Jolley's writing. The 'construction' of Jolley as a writer and Australian cultural icon is also explored.
Ageing and the Question of `Home' - Olga Masters and Elizabeth Jolley Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: An Australian Compass : Essays on Place and Direction in Australian Literature 1991; (p. 132-145)
Surprise in the Novels of Elizabeth Jolley Martin Gray , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 24-36)
The Joseph Complex or the Father/Daughter Bond in the Fiction of Elizabeth Jolley Joan Kirkby , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 63-81)
Reading Elizabeth Jolley Brenda Walker , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 82-93)
Miracle Play : The Imagination in Elizabeth Jolley's Novels Keryl Kavanagh , Paul Kavanagh , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 157-167)
`This Possible Closeness': Music in the Fiction of Elizabeth Jolley Thomas E. Tausky , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 191-207)
Capturing the Essence Cath Kenneally , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , May no. 63 1989; (p. 20-21)

— Review of My Father's Moon Elizabeth Jolley 1989 single work novel ; The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
Jolley Good Rites of Passage Marian Favel Clair Eldridge , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 April 1989; (p. B4)

— Review of My Father's Moon Elizabeth Jolley 1989 single work novel ; The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
Reviews David P. Reiter , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Redoubt , August no. 6 1989; (p. 65-70)

— Review of My Father's Moon Elizabeth Jolley 1989 single work novel ; The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
Volcanic Emotional Ground Stephanie Dowrick , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Vogue Australia , July 1988; (p. 80)

— Review of Remembrance Faith Richmond 1988 single work novel ; The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel ; The Reading Group Amanda Lohrey 1988 single work novel
A Jolley Professor Swallows the Sugar Catherine Peake , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 April 1988; (p. 72)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
A Jolley, Sugary Yarn Margaret Whitlam , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: TheWeekend Australian Magazine , 9-10 April 1988; (p. 15)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
Dark Shadows in a Teacup Peter Craven , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 April, 1988; (p. 11)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
Extravagant Absurdity Susan McKernan , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 29 March vol. 110 no. 5613 1988; (p. 112)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
Happy Families? Jolley Breaks New Ground Marion Halligan , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 March, 1988; (p. B6)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
The Sugar Mother : Elizabeth Jolley's Bicentennial Project Katharine England , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 April, 1988; (p. 7)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
Untitled Jenny Lloyd Myles , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Antithesis , vol. 2 no. 1 1988; (p. 93-95)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
Untitled Brenda Walker , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , September vol. 33 no. 3 1988; (p. 90-91)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
"Irresistible" Novel Offers the Comic and the Macabre... Nancy E. Schaumberger , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 3 no. 1 1989; (p. 30)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
Benevolence Reborn Patricia Craig , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 3-9 March 1989; (p. 226)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
Growing Up Diana Birch , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 20 April vol. 11 no. 1989; (p. 20)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
Making Love, Making Babies or Making Do Melissa Hardie , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 49 no. 1 1989; (p. 113-117)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
New Paperbacks Robin Lucas , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 April 1989; (p. 90)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
New and Noteworthy George Johnson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 28 May 1989; (p. 28)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
Paperbacks: Facing Up to an Eloquence of Apocalyptic Vision Penelope Nelson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 9-10 September 1989; (p. 7)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
Paperbacks Robin Lucas , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 April 1989; (p. 10)

— Review of The Sugar Mother Elizabeth Jolley 1988 single work novel
Political Persons : Empire, Motherhood and State Control Dorothy Jones , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Compr(om)ising Post/colonialism(s) : Challenging Narratives and Practices 2001; (p. 174-181)
Discusses various postcolonial texts, including Jolley's novel.
Babies Eat Their Lace: Elizabeth Jolley and the Slaughter of Decorum Eden Liddelow , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: After Electra : Rage, Grief and Hope in Twentieth-Century Fiction 2002; (p. 118-136, notes 194-195)
Footfalls Echo in the Memory Elizabeth Jolley , 2006 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Learning to Dance : Elizabeth Jolley : Her Life and Work 2006; (p. 293-299)
Differences Within: Three Australian Women Writers Wenche Ommundsen , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Sense of Difference 1995; (p. 25-47)
The article emphasises the diversity of contemporary Australian women's writing.
Bound by that Claim : Necessity in Elizabeth Jolley Eden Liddelow , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 56 no. 3-4 1997; (p. 723-734)
y The Sugar Mother by Elizabeth Jolley R. Johnson , Melbourne : Council of Adult Education , 1995 Z1891485 1995 single work criticism
This Self the Honey of All Beings - A Conversation with Elizabeth Jolley Paul Kavanagh (interviewer), Peter Kuch (interviewer), 1989 single work interview
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 49 no. 3 1989; (p. 438-451) Conversations : Interviews with Australian Writers 1991; (p. 153-176)
An Interview with Elizabeth Jolley Ulla Joussen (interviewer), 1993 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 15 no. 2 1993; (p. 37-43)
Breakthrough in France for Australian Literature Louise Kennedy , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 November 1993; (p. 26)
Strange Regions There Are (for Robert Finlay-Jones) Elizabeth Jolley , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 May 1990; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry , no. 25 1991; (p. 34-42) Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself 1992; (p. 103-120)
Jolley Wins Inaugural Book Award 1993 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 June 1993; (p. 16)
Ageing and the Question of `Home' - Olga Masters and Elizabeth Jolley Bruce Bennett , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: An Australian Compass : Essays on Place and Direction in Australian Literature 1991; (p. 132-145)
Surprise in the Novels of Elizabeth Jolley Martin Gray , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 24-36)
The Joseph Complex or the Father/Daughter Bond in the Fiction of Elizabeth Jolley Joan Kirkby , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 63-81)
Reading Elizabeth Jolley Brenda Walker , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 82-93)
Miracle Play : The Imagination in Elizabeth Jolley's Novels Keryl Kavanagh , Paul Kavanagh , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 157-167)
`This Possible Closeness': Music in the Fiction of Elizabeth Jolley Thomas E. Tausky , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 191-207)
Versions of Ageing: Olga Masters and Elizabeth Jolley Bruce Bennett , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Olga Masters, An Autumn Crocus : Proceedings of the Olga Masters Memorial Conference, 8-10 July 1988. 1990; (p. 84-96)
`Du Holde Kunst': Music and Musical Form in Elizabeth Jolley's Fiction A. P. Riemer , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 208-218)
The Past is Another Country A. P. Riemer , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , October vol. 5 no. 4 1993; (p. 94-96)

Awards

1993 inaugural winner France-Australia Award for Literary Translation for 1992 French edition translated by Francoise Cartano.
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