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Issue Details: First known date: 1984 1984
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    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1984 .
      Extent: 185p.
      Reprinted: 1992 , 1996
      ISBN: 1863680179, 0909144818
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Persea Books , 1986 .
      Extent: 185p.
      ISBN: 089255102X
    • Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
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      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Viking , 1987 .
      Extent: 172p.
      ISBN: 0670814555
Alternative title: Le Mensonge : Roman
Language: French

Works about this Work

Elizabeth Jolley : A Cross-Cultural Life in Writing Barbara Milech , Brian Dibble , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 2010;

'Elizabeth Jolley is one of Australia's most significant writers: she published some two dozen books of fiction, essays and radio dramas, won every major Australian literary award, received four honorary doctorates, was awarded the Order of Australia for service to Australian Literature in 1988, and was named an Australian 'National Living Treasure' in 1997.

Her career has its roots in the UK, the place of her birth, schooling and early marriage. In 1959 she travelled with her three children and her husband to Perth, Western Australia, where Leonard Jolley took up a position as foundation Librarian of the University of Western Australia. She brought with her a trunk full of unpublished/rejected manuscripts which provided the initial materials from which she developed her published fictions and essays in Australia.

This article explores the institutional frameworks in Australia which enabled Jolley - a constant writer from childhood - to develop, in David Carter's phrase, 'a career in writing' from the mid-1970s onwards. It argues that Jolley rewrote her foundation manuscripts (written in another country) both to imagine Australian lives and to conform to Australian publishers' requirements. In doing so, it traces how the fiction and essays translate the experience of migration/exile, often thematised through the recurrent image of being 'on the edge,' into the particular and powerful ethic of love that informs Jolley's writing.' (Author's abstract)

Songs of a Wayfarer A. P. Riemer , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Heat , no. 14 (New Series) 2007; (p. 45-62)
Milk and Honey : Elizabeth Jolley (1923-2007) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 216-220)
Shellshocks and Aftershocks : Scars of the Holocaust Problematizing Identity in Elizabeth Jolley's Milk and Honey V. Lakshmanan , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literature : Identity, Representation and Belonging 2007; (p. 1-7) Women's Writing in English : India and Australia 2008; (p. 165-170)
'As One Whom His Mother Comforteth, So Will I Comfort You : Elizabeth Jolley's Catalogue of Consolation Elaine Lindsay , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 66 no. 1 2006; (p. 52-65)
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)
Surveying the Promised Land : Elizabeth Jolley's 'Milk and Honey' Dorothy Jones , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Semeia , vol. 88 no. 2001; (p. 97-111)
Discusses the use of biblical motifs in Elizabeth Jolley's novel, particularly the metaphors of the garden of Eden and the promised land in the postcolonial context. In a novel permeated with biblical allusions, Jolley 'portrays the costs of both cultural and social exclusivity and of breaking down barriers erected to preserve identity' (97).
Gothic Tale from the West Ron Banks , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: The West Australian , 17 August 1998; (p. 6)
Who Killed Madge? Helen Daniel , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 10 April 1993; (p. 8)
Aristophanic Love-Dyads: Community, Communion, and Cherishing in Elizabeth Jolley's Fiction Barbara Milech , Brian Dibble , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 7 no. 1 1993; (p. 3-10)
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.
Dualism and the Austrian Connection in Elizabeth Jolley's Fiction Adi Wimmer , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Making of a Pluralist Australia 1950-1990: Selected Papers from the Inaugural EASA Conference 1991 1992; (p. 229-240) Southerly , June vol. 52 no. 2 1992; (p. 44-55)
Surprise in the Novels of Elizabeth Jolley Martin Gray , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 24-36)
From Irony to Affirmation: Religious Language in the Fiction of Elizabeth Jolley Norman R. Cary , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 37-48)
A Monstrous Sweetness: The Narratives of Milk and Honey Lucy Frost , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 94-104)
A Passage to Australia : Images and Metaphors of a Culture Clash Cecilia Pietropoli , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 147-156)
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)
Elizabeth Jolley : New Worlds and Old A. P. Riemer , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: International Literature in English : Essays on the Major Writers 1991; (p. 371-382)
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)
Untitled J. Motion , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 18 October 1985; (p. 1173)

— Review of Miss Peabody's Inheritance Elizabeth Jolley 1983 single work novel ; Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel ; Loving Daughters Olga Masters 1984 single work novel ; Annie Magdalene Barbara Hanrahan 1985 single work novel ; Bearded Ladies : Stories Kate Grenville 1984 selected work short story poetry ; Palomino Elizabeth Jolley 1980 single work novel ; Mr Scobie's Riddle Elizabeth Jolley 1983 single work novel
A Melancholy Novel, Darkly Disturbing Laurie Clancy , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 November 1984; (p. 19)

— Review of Palomino Elizabeth Jolley 1980 single work novel ; Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel
Awaiting the Next Sick Surprise Katharine England , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 October 1984; (p. 38)

— Review of Palomino Elizabeth Jolley 1980 single work novel ; Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel
The Grotesque and the Innocent Lucy Frost , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , December no. 97 1984; (p. 66-68)

— Review of Palomino Elizabeth Jolley 1980 single work novel ; Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel ; The Bush Soldiers John Hooker 1984 single work novel ; Bearded Ladies : Stories Kate Grenville 1984 selected work short story poetry
The Sullen Novelists : New Australian Fiction Thelma Forshaw , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 29 no. 3 1985; (p. 77-79)

— Review of The Island Antigone Kefala 1984 single work novel ; Shallows Tim Winton 1984 single work novel ; Crooks Bill Reed 1984 single work novel ; Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel ; Bearded Ladies : Stories Kate Grenville 1984 selected work short story poetry ; The Man Who Stayed Below Alan Gould 1984 single work novel ; Last Ferry to Manly Jill Neville 1984 single work novel ; The Chinaman Don'o Kim 1984 single work novel
Untitled Nicholas Jose , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , vol. 5 no. 6 1985; (p. 17-18)

— Review of The Children's Bach Helen Garner 1984 single work novella ; Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel
Family Melodramas Mary Ellen Brown , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1985; (p. 1-3)

— Review of Foxybaby Elizabeth Jolley 1985 single work novel ; Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel
Boiled Up with People Molly Hite , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Belles-Lettres (US) , September vol. 2 no. 1 1986; (p. 2)

— Review of Foxybaby Elizabeth Jolley 1985 single work novel ; Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel
A Discomforting Tale Painted in Murky Colours and Harsh Lights Inez Baranay , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 October 1984; (p. 40)

— Review of Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel
Jolley's Jacobean Farce Marion Halligan , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 December 1984; (p. 8)

— Review of Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel
Untitled M. Harrison , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , vol. 5 no. 1 1985; (p. 16-19)

— Review of Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel ; The Island Antigone Kefala 1984 single work novel
Untitled P. Ackroyd , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 15 June 1986; (p. 12)

— Review of Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel
Untitled Diana Hanaor , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , March vol. 1 no. 1 1987; (p. 53)

— Review of Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel
Untitled Debra Adelaide , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 141)

— Review of Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel
Untitled A. P. Riemer , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 141-142)

— Review of Milk and Honey : A Novel Elizabeth Jolley 1984 single work novel
The Writer's Voice Mary Wright , 1984 single work column
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Centre Broadsheet , November - December vol. 3 no. 6 1984; (p. 3-4)
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)
'As One Whom His Mother Comforteth, So Will I Comfort You : Elizabeth Jolley's Catalogue of Consolation Elaine Lindsay , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 66 no. 1 2006; (p. 52-65)
Songs of a Wayfarer A. P. Riemer , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Heat , no. 14 (New Series) 2007; (p. 45-62)
Milk and Honey : Elizabeth Jolley (1923-2007) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 216-220)
Shellshocks and Aftershocks : Scars of the Holocaust Problematizing Identity in Elizabeth Jolley's Milk and Honey V. Lakshmanan , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literature : Identity, Representation and Belonging 2007; (p. 1-7) Women's Writing in English : India and Australia 2008; (p. 165-170)
Elizabeth Jolley : A Cross-Cultural Life in Writing Barbara Milech , Brian Dibble , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 2010;

'Elizabeth Jolley is one of Australia's most significant writers: she published some two dozen books of fiction, essays and radio dramas, won every major Australian literary award, received four honorary doctorates, was awarded the Order of Australia for service to Australian Literature in 1988, and was named an Australian 'National Living Treasure' in 1997.

Her career has its roots in the UK, the place of her birth, schooling and early marriage. In 1959 she travelled with her three children and her husband to Perth, Western Australia, where Leonard Jolley took up a position as foundation Librarian of the University of Western Australia. She brought with her a trunk full of unpublished/rejected manuscripts which provided the initial materials from which she developed her published fictions and essays in Australia.

This article explores the institutional frameworks in Australia which enabled Jolley - a constant writer from childhood - to develop, in David Carter's phrase, 'a career in writing' from the mid-1970s onwards. It argues that Jolley rewrote her foundation manuscripts (written in another country) both to imagine Australian lives and to conform to Australian publishers' requirements. In doing so, it traces how the fiction and essays translate the experience of migration/exile, often thematised through the recurrent image of being 'on the edge,' into the particular and powerful ethic of love that informs Jolley's writing.' (Author's abstract)

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)
Who Killed Madge? Helen Daniel , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 10 April 1993; (p. 8)
y Elizabeth Jolley Candida Baker (interviewer), Z97370 1986 single work biography interview
Aristophanic Love-Dyads: Community, Communion, and Cherishing in Elizabeth Jolley's Fiction Barbara Milech , Brian Dibble , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 7 no. 1 1993; (p. 3-10)
An Interview with Elizabeth Jolley Stephanie Trigg (interviewer), 1986 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 244-264)
The Nights Belong to Elizabeth Jolley : Modernism and the Sappho-Erotic Imagination of 'Miss Peabody's Inheritance' Joan Kirkby , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 43 no. 4 1984; (p. 484-492)
A Conversation with Elizabeth Jolley Daniel R. Willbanks (interviewer), 1989 single work biography interview
— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 3 no. 1 1989; (p. 27-30)
Surprise in the Novels of Elizabeth Jolley Martin Gray , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 24-36)
From Irony to Affirmation: Religious Language in the Fiction of Elizabeth Jolley Norman R. Cary , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 37-48)
A Monstrous Sweetness: The Narratives of Milk and Honey Lucy Frost , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 94-104)
A Passage to Australia : Images and Metaphors of a Culture Clash Cecilia Pietropoli , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991; (p. 147-156)
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)
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