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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Surveillance and Slander : Eleanor Dark in the 1940s and 1950s
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Discusses the way in which Dark negotiated the tensions of freedom versus control in her writing while she was subjected both to national surveillance and local right-wing intimidation in the 1940s and 1950s. Examines to what extend Dark's relationship with the security forces, and local political pressures, influenced her writing, and what Dark's experience tells us about the intellectual and cultural pressures of the period. Argues that the pressures assisted in steering Dark away from writing about contemporary issues, and made her retreat into the genre of the historical novel.

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    y separately published work icon Hecate Hecate : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women's Liberation vol. 27 no. 1 2001 Z895544 2001 periodical issue Issue has two main critical sections - Focus on Eleanor Dark and Focus on Younger Women - as well as creative writing. 2001 pg. 32-43
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