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The Biography of a Wife single work   essay  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Biography of a Wife
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'Dymphna Clark has come to the attention of the biographer, Judith Armstrong, and the nation, through her role as the wife of Australia’s best known historian, Manning Clark. Usually, this is not a basis for notoriety or indeed, sufficient attraction to persuade an author to undertake a feminist biography. The biography charts the changes in persona of the young woman throughout her studies and her marriage. The author gives her reason for undertaking this “biography of a wife” as perceiving the need to expose Dymphna Clark as a brilliant linguist and translator in her own right, rather than as she was known – as an academic’s wife and a mother of six children.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Women’s Book Review vol. 27 no. 1 / 2 2015-2016 11304227 2015 periodical issue

    This issue of AWBR, contains nine long-form reviews of recent books by Australian women writers. The focus of Carole Ferrier's editorial essay is on the potential destructive effects of new technologies - such as drones - on animals and the environment. The cover image for this issue - The Tree-of-Life Sends its Energy Underground - is an evocative painting by visual artist Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox. She provides a detailed explanation of her inspiration of this piece from her 'Dronescapes' series.

    pg. 25-29
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  • Dymphna Judith Armstrong , 2016 single work biography
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