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Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 The Getting of Wisdom : Not 'Merry' at All
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McFarlane challenges Richardson's assertion that The Getting of Wisdom is a "merry little book" by revealing the bleakness of the narrative in several key scenes. McFarlane stresses the disappointment and embarrassment for Laura in these scenes and, while not subscribing to strict biographical criticism, praises the transfer of fact from life to art because of the power it produces.

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    y separately published work icon Australian Literary Studies ALS vol. 8 no. 1 May 1977 Z616626 1977 periodical issue 1977 pg. 51-63
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    y separately published work icon The AustLit Anthology of Criticism Leigh Dale , Linda Hale , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2010 Z1679436 2010 anthology criticism The articles collected here have been selected with non-specialist readers in mind and aim to provide insights and valuable understandings into the works of important Australian writers. Upper secondary and lower tertiary students and general readers will find these articles useful for the study of leading Australian writers whether that is happening in years 11 and 12; first, second and third year university courses; or reading groups. St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2010 pg. 55
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