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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Painted Woman
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Notes

  • Dedication: For my daughter.
  • Epigraph: Violence is the heart and soul of the sacred. - Rene Girard.
  • Epigraph: You move into a painted world where nothing is locked by line and everything exists in a boundless state of transformation and becoming. - Peter Fuller.
  • Epigraph: Cruelty emerges nakedly in works of art as soon as their spell begins to lose its hold. Every work of art is a desecration of silence, wishing it were possible to restore that silence. - Theodore Adorno.
  • Adapted by the author for the 1991 stage play Painted Woman.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Hawthorn, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hudson Publishing , 1989 .
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      Extent: 174p.
      ISBN: 0949873233
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1990 .
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      Extent: 175p.
      ISBN: 0044422792 (pbk.)
    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage Australia , 1999 .
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      Extent: 213p.
      ISBN: 0091841550
    • c
      Australia,
      c
      :
      Wutheringink ,
      2014 .
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      Extent: 146p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 12 March 2014.
      ISBN: 9780987393258
Alternative title: Ici et a Jamais : roman
Language: French
    • Paris,
      c
      France,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Phebus ,
      2008 .
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      Extent: 285p.
      ISBN: 9782752902849

Other Formats

  • Also large print.

Works about this Work

Emerging from Entrapment : Sue Woolfe’s Modern Gothic Painted Woman Bridget Haylock , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , no. 42 2017;

'In this article, I examine the Gothic generic, narrative and conceptual strategies Sue Woolfe uses to describe creative emergence from the effects of intergenerational trauma and the impact on modalities of subjectivity in Painted Woman (1990), a tale of incest and disavowed artistry. The deployment of the Gothic subverts expectations of power relations, engenders the development of new paradigmatic writing forms, and shows the presence/lack of agency from within the traumatic space. Woolfe reframes embodied experience through experimentation with assumptions around signifying practices, generates radical language through which to testify to trauma and suggest that from abjective experience, empowerment and transformation are not only possible, but also essential.'  (Publication abstract)

The Puzzle of the Muse Sue Woolfe , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , October vol. 17 no. 2 2013;
Sue Woolfe Pradeep Trikha (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: Delphic Intimations : Dialogues with Australian Writers and Critics 2007; (p. 148-153)
The Image in Text Lars Ahlström , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 16 no. 2 2002; (p. 169-170)
Ahlstrom examines the interplay between paintings and the writing of David Brookes and Sue Woolfe.
Murdering the Muse : Creativity and Violence in Sue Woolfe's Painted Woman Sue Kossew , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: CRNLE Journal 2001; (p. 32-41)
Kossew follows the novel's account of the emergence of a young woman artist from her father's physical and psychological control and her finding of her own artistic voice. She explores the social acceptance of violence as a legitimate expression of a man's passion, and the link between physical violence and artistic creation.
Paperbacks Penelope Nelson , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 December 1990; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Ancestors Robyn Davidson , 1989 single work novel ; Painted Woman Sue Woolfe , 1989 single work novel
Untitled Nicolette Stasko , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Phoenix Review , Spring/Summer no. 6 1990; (p. 116-119)

— Review of My Father's Moon Elizabeth Jolley , 1989 single work novel ; Painted Woman Sue Woolfe , 1989 single work novel ; Charades Janette Turner Hospital , 1988 single work novel ; The Mountain Kate Llewellyn , 1989 selected work correspondence ; Flawless Jade Barbara Hanrahan , 1989 single work novel
Paperbacks Simon Hughes , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald (Sunday Review) , 27 January 1991; (p. 17)

— Review of Blessed City : The Letters of Gwen Harwood to Thomas Riddell, January to September 1943 Gwen Harwood , 1990 selected work correspondence ; Painted Woman Sue Woolfe , 1989 single work novel ; Seven Poor Men of Sydney Christina Stead , 1934 single work novel
Painted Woman She May Be, But Never Fallen Thomas Keneally , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 September 1989; (p. 82)

— Review of Living Alone Peter Shrubb , 1989 single work novel ; Painted Woman Sue Woolfe , 1989 single work novel
Telling the Truth Stephanie Dowrick , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Society , August 1989; (p. 43-45)

— Review of Heartland Angelika Fremd , 1992 single work novel ; Painted Woman Sue Woolfe , 1989 single work novel
The Image in Text Lars Ahlström , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 16 no. 2 2002; (p. 169-170)
Ahlstrom examines the interplay between paintings and the writing of David Brookes and Sue Woolfe.
Sue Woolfe Pradeep Trikha (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: Delphic Intimations : Dialogues with Australian Writers and Critics 2007; (p. 148-153)
The Life of Art: Sue Woolfe on Art and Representation Elizabeth Pedersen (interviewer), 1999 single work interview
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring-Summer vol. 59 no. 3-4 1999; (p. 172-179)
Sue Woolfe : "Painted Woman" Sue Woolfe , Kate Grenville , 1993 single work criticism interview
— Appears in: Making Stories : How Ten Australian Novels Were Written 1993; (p. 252-281)
Coincidence in a White Frock 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 August 1996; (p. 10s)
Last amended 29 Mar 2017 08:28:49
Subjects:
  • Bush,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Urban,
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