Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Christina Stead's Poor Women of Sydney, Travelling into Our Times
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'The paper considers the world within that Stead brought to her first novel, made up from a wide range of reading, and interaction with left intellectuals. bohemians and political activists in Sydney from during the First World War to the end of the 1920s.' (Publication abstract)


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    If the nation, the novel and psychoanalysis … draw our gaze in two directions at once—inward to their imaginary psychic territories and outward to their global reaches or, on a different axis, backward to their hegemonic histories and forward to their postcolonial afterlives—what can we learn from such double vision? (Cooppan, Worlds xxiii)

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    y JASAL Australian Literature / World Literature : Borders, Skins, Mappings vol. 15 no. 3 2015 9264016 2015 periodical issue 2015
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