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Alternative title: Unchastened Youth
Issue Details: First known date: 1929... 1929 Riven
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Other imprint/s: US - NY: Macaulay, 1930 (as "Unchastened Youth").

Works about this Work

From Cosmopolitan Romance to Transnational Fiction : Re-reading Jean Devanny’s Australian Novels Nancy L Paxton , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Ties : Australian Lives in the World 2009; (p. 215-228)
'When Jean Devanny (1894-1962) left New Zealand in 1929 bound for Sydney, she considered Australia 'merely a transit point' and planned to travel on to England, believing it to be 'a more favourable location for a novelist'. Devanny gradually came to accept Australia as her home, as Carole Ferrier argues, because of her 'double commitment' to the Communist Party of Australia and to her development as a writer. While Ferrier's pioneering scholarship and definitive biography offer invaluable insights into Devanny's life and writing, I will suggest another perspective on both by exploring how her experiences in Australia transformed her into a 'transnational' subject. (p.
215)
Jean Devanny's New Zealand Novels Carole Ferrier , 1980 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 6 no. 1 1980; (p. 37-47)

Focuses on Devanny's earlier work, written before her arrival in Australia, but also considers some aspects of her later life where they are relevant to the subsequent reception of her novels.

Untitled Freda Barrymore , 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The North Queensland Register , 18 January 1930; (p. 37)

— Review of Riven Jean Devanny , 1929 single work novel
Untitled Franziska , 1929 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Woman's Mirror , 20 August vol. 5 no. 39 1929; (p. 24)

— Review of Riven Jean Devanny , 1929 single work novel
A favourable review stating that the work displays 'good work in character, construction and purpose'.
A Good Assortment of Novels Jay , 1929 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 18 July vol. 1 no. 8 1929; (p. 245)

— Review of Riven Jean Devanny , 1929 single work novel
Untitled 1929 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 20 June 1929; (p. 497)

— Review of Riven Jean Devanny , 1929 single work novel
New Novels 1929 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian , 13 July vol. 127 no. 4201 1929; (p. 7-8)

— Review of Riven Jean Devanny , 1929 single work novel
This review claims that the novel is indecent.
Untitled Freda Barrymore , 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The North Queensland Register , 18 January 1930; (p. 37)

— Review of Riven Jean Devanny , 1929 single work novel
A Good Assortment of Novels Jay , 1929 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 18 July vol. 1 no. 8 1929; (p. 245)

— Review of Riven Jean Devanny , 1929 single work novel
Untitled Franziska , 1929 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Woman's Mirror , 20 August vol. 5 no. 39 1929; (p. 24)

— Review of Riven Jean Devanny , 1929 single work novel
A favourable review stating that the work displays 'good work in character, construction and purpose'.
From Cosmopolitan Romance to Transnational Fiction : Re-reading Jean Devanny’s Australian Novels Nancy L Paxton , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Ties : Australian Lives in the World 2009; (p. 215-228)
'When Jean Devanny (1894-1962) left New Zealand in 1929 bound for Sydney, she considered Australia 'merely a transit point' and planned to travel on to England, believing it to be 'a more favourable location for a novelist'. Devanny gradually came to accept Australia as her home, as Carole Ferrier argues, because of her 'double commitment' to the Communist Party of Australia and to her development as a writer. While Ferrier's pioneering scholarship and definitive biography offer invaluable insights into Devanny's life and writing, I will suggest another perspective on both by exploring how her experiences in Australia transformed her into a 'transnational' subject. (p.
215)
Jean Devanny's New Zealand Novels Carole Ferrier , 1980 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 6 no. 1 1980; (p. 37-47)

Focuses on Devanny's earlier work, written before her arrival in Australia, but also considers some aspects of her later life where they are relevant to the subsequent reception of her novels.

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