AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Women Who Write About Their Feelings and Lives
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'In her groundbreaking 1988 study of women’s biography Writing a Woman’s Life, literary scholar Carolyn Heilbrun wrote:

Feminist criticism, scholarship, and theory have gone further in the last two decades than I, even in my most intense time of hope, could have envisioned. Yet I find myself today profoundly worried about the dissemination of these important new ideas to the general body of women.'  (Introduction)


  • Epigraph:

    ‘To whom should I complain? Did I tell this, who would believe me?’
    — Isabella, Act II, Scene 4, William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

    What would happen if one woman told the truth about
    her life?
    The world would split open
    — Muriel Rukeyser, ‘Kathe Kollwitz’

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of


Last amended 11 May 2020 08:28:06 Women Who Write About Their Feelings and Livessmall AustLit logo Sydney Review of Books
Review of:
    Powered by Trove