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Issue Details: First known date: 1980... 1980 The Frangipani Gardens
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'Nothing is as it seems in this twisted fairytale of moral ambiguity and corrupted innocence. Just as the tropical beauty of The Frangipani Gardens conceals its inherent menace, watercolour painter Doll lives a prim, respectable existence belying her wildest fantasies. But when her young niece and nephew come to stay, Doll’s true self threatens to be exposed.' (Publication summary)

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  • Also produced as sound recording.
  • Dedication: To Reece Nobes
  • Epigraph:

    Wilt thou go with me sweet maid

    Say maiden wilt thou go with me

    Through the valley depths of shade

    Of night and dark obscurity

    Where the path hath lost its way

    Where the sun forgets the day

    Where there's nor life nor light to see

    Sweet maiden wilt thou go with me

    – John Clare

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

'The Sex Thing Is Strange' : The Queerness of Barbara Hanrahan’s Fiction Damien Barlow , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Claiming Space for Australian Women's Writing 2017; (p. 227-241)

'This chapter explores Barbara Hanrahan’s notion that sexuality “can manifest itself in all sorts of ways” disrupts the naturalised binary logic that governs cultural intelligibility about what constitutes “real” sex and what remains unimaginable and unspeakable. It also highlights a preoccupation in her writing with non-normative sexual desires and identities that is akin to the critical concerns of queer epistemologies. The chapter takes Hanrahan’s contestation of normative thinking about sexuality as a starting point to critically examine the queerness of her “fantastic novels”. By reading Hanrahan’s fiction queerly we are offered a valuable critique that challenges the normalising power of heterosexuality and its claims to be the only intelligible and “natural” way to organise desire.'

Source: Abstract.

'A Painted Queen Jumped Free' : Body and Spirit in the Fiction of Barbara Hanrahan Lyn McCredden , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 2 2010; (p. 15-37)
The article discusses the sacred and the erotic in Hanrahan's work, and the conjoining of both.
No Place Like Home : Living on the Edge of Oceania Carol Merli , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Changing Geographies : Essays on Australia 2001; (p. 259-267)
Discusses how White Australia is haunted by a sense of being 'illegitimately in a place'. In relation to works by Astley, Hanrahan and New Zealand writer Janet Frame, the author examines the concepts of home, safety and cultural security and addresses the questions of 'what it means to be geographically located on the edge of the Pacific'.
Presentation of Public and Private Bodies in the Written and Visual Work of Barbara Hanrahan Felicity Thyer , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Proceedings : Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Sixteenth Annual Conference, 3-8 July 1994 1995; (p. 35-41)
Untitled Pam Gilbert , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 99)

— Review of Kewpie Doll Barbara Hanrahan , 1984 single work novel ; The Frangipani Gardens Barbara Hanrahan , 1980 single work novel
A Year of Varietals Laurie Clancy , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , July no. 84 1981; (p. 26-30)

— Review of Monkeys in the Dark Blanche d'Alpuget , 1980 single work novel ; The Frangipani Gardens Barbara Hanrahan , 1980 single work novel ; Other People's Children Helen Garner , 1980 single work novella ; Honour Helen Garner , 1980 single work novella ; Alone : A Novel Beverley Farmer , 1980 single work novel ; The Impersonators Jessica Anderson , 1980 single work novel ; War Crimes : Short Stories Peter Carey , 1979 selected work short story ; Faces You Can't Find Again : short stories Michele Nayman , 1980 selected work short story ; Honour, and, Other People's Children : Two Stories Helen Garner , 1980 selected work novella ; Cherry Bloom Bruce Grant , 1980 single work novel
Untitled Pam Gilbert , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 99)

— Review of Kewpie Doll Barbara Hanrahan , 1984 single work novel ; The Frangipani Gardens Barbara Hanrahan , 1980 single work novel
Untitled Barbara Jefferis , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: National Times , 12-18 October 1980; (p. 64)

— Review of The Frangipani Gardens Barbara Hanrahan , 1980 single work novel
Untitled J. Miles , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 18 October 1980; (p. 25)

— Review of The Frangipani Gardens Barbara Hanrahan , 1980 single work novel
Untitled Peter Ward , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 15-16 November 1980; (p. 18)

— Review of The Frangipani Gardens Barbara Hanrahan , 1980 single work novel
'A Painted Queen Jumped Free' : Body and Spirit in the Fiction of Barbara Hanrahan Lyn McCredden , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 2 2010; (p. 15-37)
The article discusses the sacred and the erotic in Hanrahan's work, and the conjoining of both.
Presentation of Public and Private Bodies in the Written and Visual Work of Barbara Hanrahan Felicity Thyer , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Proceedings : Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Sixteenth Annual Conference, 3-8 July 1994 1995; (p. 35-41)
Australian Woman Novelists of the 1970s: A Survey Margaret Smith , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Gender, Politics and Fiction : Twentieth Century Australian Women's Novels 1985; (p. 200-221)
Barbara Hanrahan Pam Gilbert , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coming Out from Under : Contemporary Australian Woman Writers 1988; (p. 66-86)
Tea Rose and The Confetti-Dot Goddess: Images of the Woman Artist in Barbara Hanrahan's Novels Brenda Walker , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Who Is She? 1983; (p. 204-219)
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