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'At the end of the 1920s Christina Stead had left Australia and was poised to write Seven Poor Men of Sydney. In London Miles Franklin was producing her first Brent of Bin Bin book and would soon return to Australia. Katharine Susannah Prichard was enlarging her view of black and white in outback Australia, and the team writing under the name M. Barnard Eldershaw had published its first novel and won the Bulletin prize. Gathering these writers into a network by her support and criticism was the influential Nettie Palmer. In the mid-1930s these women and other writers such as Eleanor Dark, Jean Devanny, Dymphna Cusack and Betty Roland faced the impact of fascism and another war. The platform and the writing desk had different and often conflicting appeals; and the Depression underlined the already precarious existence of the woman writer. This immensely readable work by one of Australia's most respected writers of today is a fascinating insight into the lives of these significant literary figures, and into the creative process itself.' (Publication summary)

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    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2014 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 352p.
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      • Published: 1st January 2014
      ISBN: 9780732297473, 0732297478
      Series: y Modern Australian Classics A & R Modern Australian Classics Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2014- 7434666 2014 series - publisher

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— Appears in: Outskirts : Feminisms along the Edge , May vol. 26 no. 2012;
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— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 42 no. 2 1983; (p. 276-279)

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Untitled J. Stone , 1983 single work review
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Women, Writing and War : Looking Back at the 1930's Susan Sheridan , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 41 no. 1 1982; (p. 89-96)

— Review of Exiles at Home : Australian Women Writers 1925-1945 Drusilla Modjeska 1981 single work criticism biography
Exiles Abroad Catherine Duncan , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 42 no. 2 1983; (p. 276-279)

— Review of Exiles at Home : Australian Women Writers 1925-1945 Drusilla Modjeska 1981 single work criticism biography
Ways Women See Our Century Marian Favel Clair Eldridge , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 October 1991; (p. C9)

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— Appears in: The Australian , 2-3 January 1982; (p. 9)

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Untitled John Slavin , 1982 single work review
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No Place for a Woman Ken A. Stewart , 1982 single work review
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— Review of Exiles at Home : Australian Women Writers 1925-1945 Drusilla Modjeska 1981 single work criticism biography
Untitled H. Clarke , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 3 no. 2 1983; (p. 71)

— Review of Exiles at Home : Australian Women Writers 1925-1945 Drusilla Modjeska 1981 single work criticism biography
Untitled R. Pringle , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Labour History , no. 44 1983; (p. 135-136)

— Review of Exiles at Home : Australian Women Writers 1925-1945 Drusilla Modjeska 1981 single work criticism biography
Untitled B. Roberts , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Historical Studies , vol. 20 no. 1983; (p. 483-484)

— Review of Exiles at Home : Australian Women Writers 1925-1945 Drusilla Modjeska 1981 single work criticism biography
Untitled J. Stone , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Chain Reaction , no. 31 1983; (p. 35-36)

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— Appears in: Island Magazine , December no. 13 1982; (p. 55)

— Review of Exiles at Home : Australian Women Writers 1925-1945 Drusilla Modjeska 1981 single work criticism biography
Untitled J. Breen , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: New Statesman , 12 March 1984; (p. 19-20)

— Review of Exiles at Home : Australian Women Writers 1925-1945 Drusilla Modjeska 1981 single work criticism biography
Writing the History of Women's Writing Carole Ferrier , 1982 single work review
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— Review of Exiles at Home : Australian Women Writers 1925-1945 Drusilla Modjeska 1981 single work criticism biography
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— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 40 1982; (p. 4-5)

— Review of Exiles at Home : Australian Women Writers 1925-1945 Drusilla Modjeska 1981 single work criticism biography
Female Leads Sylvia Marchant , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 27 January 2002; (p. 51)

— Review of Exiles at Home : Australian Women Writers 1925-1945 Drusilla Modjeska 1981 single work criticism biography
Tribe Shows the Way Norman Aisbett , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2 June 2007; (p. 3)
Discusses Drusilla Modjeska's career as a writer and her 2004 visit to New Guinea to study the traditional art of the Omie tribespeople.
Australian Studies - The Germinal Texts : 1978-1982 Lyndall Ryan , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Thinking Australian Studies : Teaching Across Cultures 2004; (p. 42-59)
In this article, Ryan selects and analyses six germinal texts published between 1978 and 1982 that became, in her view, 'the backbone of the first Australian studies courses at Griffith University.' She argues that these texts 'shaped the path taken by Australian studies for the next twenty years' (43).
Animal Handlers : Australian Women Writers on Sexuality and the Female Body Odette Kelada , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Outskirts : Feminisms along the Edge , May vol. 26 no. 2012;
'The year 2011 saw the igniting of mass protest around the issue of sexual double standards for women with numerous marches worldwide called 'SlutWalks'. Thousands of women across a range of countries including America, Europe, Britain and Australia took to the streets to defend the right of women to dress and behave freely without stigmatisation and violence. The 'SlutWalks' started in reaction to a local policeman in Toronto telling a class of college students to avoid dressing like 'sluts' if they did not wish to be victimised (SlutWalk Toronto site). The public protest in response to this incident demonstrates resistance to historically embedded discourses that demean women's sexuality and blame women for abuse and rape they suffer. Terms such as 'slut' perpetuate a virgin/whore dichotomy fundamental to the oppression of female sexual self-expression. These marches are a recent example that follows on from a tradition of mass protests for women's sexual equality and right to safety such as 'Reclaim the Night'. Drawing on writing and conversations with poets Dorothy Porter and Gig Ryan, novelists Drusilla Modjeska, Kate Grenville, Carmel Bird and Melissa Lucashenko and playwright, Leah Purcell, this article offers insights into individual creative women's responses to this theme of women's sexuality. I argue that the work and ideas of these women are examples of the unique and powerful dialogue that can happen through a focus on creativity and female stories in Australia.' (Author's introduction)
A Gout of Bile : Metic and Immigrant Expatriates Peter Morton , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lusting for London : Australian Expatriate Writers at the Hub of Empire, 1870-1950 2011; (p. 37-55)
'In the unpublished novel by the young Philip Lindsay, The Mangle...there is a fine scene when the character Ronnie Doebrook is leaving for England. He does not expect ever to return. As his liner pulls away from the Sydney dockside, Ronnie picks up one of the yellow paper streamers dangling over the rail, raises it to his lips, and pretends to send a gout of bile spurting over his receding friends and relatives. It is his parting comment on his birthplace. He is realizing his wish. Already he has become - what? An emigrant? An exile? Or an expatirate?' (Author's introduction 36)
Shadows and Silences: Australian Women Poets in the Twenties and Thirties Katherine Gallagher , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Poetry and Gender : Statements and Essays in Australian Women's Poetry and Poetics 1989; (p. 83-92)
But Not For Love : Stories of Marjorie Barnard and M. Barnard Eldershaw : Introduction Robert Darby , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: But Not for Love : Stories of Marjorie Barnard and M. Barnard Eldershaw 1988; (p. 1-26)
The Guilded Panorama I Jack Beasley , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Gallop of Fire : Katharine Susannah Prichard: on Guard for Humanity : a Study of Creative Personality 1993; (p. 135-150)
Apprentice Piece Drusilla Modjeska , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Timepieces 2002; (p. 3-40)
Sex and the City : New Novels by Women and Middlebrow Culture at Mid-Century Susan Sheridan , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October-November vol. 27 no. 3/4 2012; (p. 1-12)
'Central to developments in Australian literature during the period from the end of Second World War until the mid-1960s - what might be called the 'long 1950s' - was the emergence of the kind of modernist novel written by Patrick White as the benchmark of modern fiction. This was the outcome of a struggle among opinion-makers in the literary field, which during this period came to be dominated for the first time by academic critics. They, by and large, favoured the new forms of postwar modernism and rejected that literary nationalism which had drawn the loyalty of most influential writers during the 1930s and 940s.' (Author's introduction)
A Spy in the House of Writers Elizabeth Humphrys , 2014 single work diary
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , May 2014;
Developing a Connective Feminine Discourse : Drusilla Modjeska on Women’s Lives, Love and Art Ulla Rahbek , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 16 2015; (p. 101-111)
'This paper discusses the work of the Australian writer and historian Drusilla Modjeska through a focus on the intersections between women‟s lives, love and art, which constitute the central triptych of Modjeska‟s writing. It argues that Modjeska‟s oeuvre unfolds a connective feminine discourse through a development of what the paper calls hinging tropes, discursive connectors that join life, love and art, such as weaving, folding and talking. That connective feminine discourse is indeed central to Modjeska‟s personal and sometimes idiosyncratic feminism.' (Publication summary)
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