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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.

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The Phantom and Transgenerational Trauma in Elizabeth Jolley’s 'The Well' M. Dolores Herrero , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Engaging with Literature of Commitment : The Worldly Scholar (Volume 2) 2012; (p. 201-216)
'Elizabeth Jolley's The Well, one of the most celebrated examples of the Australian female Gothic, can also be studied as a trauma novel. Set in the vast and dry postcolonial Australian countryside, the novel deals with the intense, traumatic, and somehow bordering on the homo-erotic, relationship between elderly and embittered Hester Harper, heiress to a large agricultural estate, and young and unformed Katherine, a sixteen-year-old orphan whom Hester unofficially adopted one day...' (From author's introduction 201)
Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs [Review] P.A. Danaher , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Idiom 23 , November - December vol. 7 no. 2 1994; (p. 130)

— Review of Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs : Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions Paul Salzman , 1993 single work criticism
Untitled Carolyn Bliss , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Spring vol. 68 no. 2 1994; (p. 423-424)

— Review of Atomic Fiction: The Novels of David Ireland Ken Gelder , 1993 selected work criticism ; Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs : Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions Paul Salzman , 1993 single work criticism
Narcotic Entanglements: Recent Works of Australian Literary Criticism Peter Pierce , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 16 no. 3 1994; (p. 352-355)

— Review of A Gallop of Fire : Katharine Susannah Prichard: on Guard for Humanity : a Study of Creative Personality Jack Beasley , 1993 single work criticism biography ; Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs : Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions Paul Salzman , 1993 single work criticism ; Atomic Fiction: The Novels of David Ireland Ken Gelder , 1993 selected work criticism ; Reading Tim Winton 1993 anthology criticism interview ; Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991 anthology criticism
Manipulators: Groping, Grasping, Infilling and Fragmenting Reba Gostand , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 12 no. 4 1994; (p. 58-59)

— Review of The Toucher Dorothy Hewett , 1993 single work novel ; The Collected Verse of Banjo Paterson A. B. Paterson , 1992 collected work poetry ; A Plastic Paradise D. W. Walker , 1993 single work novel ; Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott , 1993 single work novel ; Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs : Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions Paul Salzman , 1993 single work criticism ; Atomic Fiction: The Novels of David Ireland Ken Gelder , 1993 selected work criticism ; The River Eric Rolls , 1974 single work autobiography
Neo-fiction from Elizabeth Jolley Tracy Meszaros , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1993; (p. 121-124)

— Review of Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself Elizabeth Jolley , 1992 selected work prose ; Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs : Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions Paul Salzman , 1993 single work criticism
Critics Interweave Gender and History Nicholas Birns , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 7 no. 2 1993; (p. 167-168)

— Review of The Radical Tradition : Lawson, Furphy, Stead Michael Wilding , 1993 selected work criticism ; Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs : Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions Paul Salzman , 1993 single work criticism ; Atomic Fiction: The Novels of David Ireland Ken Gelder , 1993 selected work criticism ; Vanishing Edens : Responses to Australia in the Works of Mary Gilmore, Judith Wright and Dorothy Hewett Shirley Walker , 1992 selected work criticism
Manipulators: Groping, Grasping, Infilling and Fragmenting Reba Gostand , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 12 no. 4 1994; (p. 58-59)

— Review of The Toucher Dorothy Hewett , 1993 single work novel ; The Collected Verse of Banjo Paterson A. B. Paterson , 1992 collected work poetry ; A Plastic Paradise D. W. Walker , 1993 single work novel ; Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott , 1993 single work novel ; Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs : Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions Paul Salzman , 1993 single work criticism ; Atomic Fiction: The Novels of David Ireland Ken Gelder , 1993 selected work criticism ; The River Eric Rolls , 1974 single work autobiography
Narcotic Entanglements: Recent Works of Australian Literary Criticism Peter Pierce , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 16 no. 3 1994; (p. 352-355)

— Review of A Gallop of Fire : Katharine Susannah Prichard: on Guard for Humanity : a Study of Creative Personality Jack Beasley , 1993 single work criticism biography ; Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs : Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions Paul Salzman , 1993 single work criticism ; Atomic Fiction: The Novels of David Ireland Ken Gelder , 1993 selected work criticism ; Reading Tim Winton 1993 anthology criticism interview ; Elizabeth Jolley : New Critical Essays 1991 anthology criticism
Forecasts Claire Mills , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , May vol. 72 no. 1037 1993; (p. 32)

— Review of Atomic Fiction: The Novels of David Ireland Ken Gelder , 1993 selected work criticism ; Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs : Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions Paul Salzman , 1993 single work criticism
The Phantom and Transgenerational Trauma in Elizabeth Jolley’s 'The Well' M. Dolores Herrero , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Engaging with Literature of Commitment : The Worldly Scholar (Volume 2) 2012; (p. 201-216)
'Elizabeth Jolley's The Well, one of the most celebrated examples of the Australian female Gothic, can also be studied as a trauma novel. Set in the vast and dry postcolonial Australian countryside, the novel deals with the intense, traumatic, and somehow bordering on the homo-erotic, relationship between elderly and embittered Hester Harper, heiress to a large agricultural estate, and young and unformed Katherine, a sixteen-year-old orphan whom Hester unofficially adopted one day...' (From author's introduction 201)
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