A Fragment of Autobiography single work   autobiography  
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
First known date: ca. 1908 Issue Details: First known date: 1908... 1908 A Fragment of Autobiography
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  • First complete publication appears in Mann's 1964 edition of stories of Henry Lawson. The entire work had previously only been available in manuscript form in the Mitchell Library, but sections of it had been published in the Lone Hand (March 1908), the Bulletin (31 December 1930), and Marjorie Pizer's The Men Who Made Australia (Melbourne 1957).

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Works about this Work

Deafness : A Key to Lawson’s Writing Amanda Tink , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 76 no. 2 2017; (p. 141-154)
'Since Henry Lawson became deaf at the age of fourteen six years before he was first published, his experience of impairment and disability profoundly affected both the style and the content of his writing. This is something he was well aware of. In a Fragment of Autobiography he wrote that his deafness was ' a thing which was to cloud my whole life, to drive me into myself, and to be, perhaps, in a great measure responsible for my writing' (Roderick 185) Reading his writing with this in mind, it's clear that he meant not simply that his deafness was the reason he put pen to paper, but that it influenced his word choices, themes, perspectives, and techniques. ' (Introduction)
The Text of Lawson's Prose Dennis Douglas , 1966 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , December vol. 2 no. 4 1966; (p. 254-265)
Henry Lawson's Teachers Cecil Mann , 1958 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 9 April vol. 79 no. 4078 1958; (p. 34-35,57)
Afterthoughts on Henry Lawson Desmond O'Grady , 1957 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 18 no. 2 1957; (p. 62-73) Opinion , vol. 9 no. 1965; (p. 34-44) The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971; (p. 69-84)
Henry Lawson's Teachers Cecil Mann , 1958 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 9 April vol. 79 no. 4078 1958; (p. 34-35,57)
Afterthoughts on Henry Lawson Desmond O'Grady , 1957 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 18 no. 2 1957; (p. 62-73) Opinion , vol. 9 no. 1965; (p. 34-44) The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971; (p. 69-84)
The Text of Lawson's Prose Dennis Douglas , 1966 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , December vol. 2 no. 4 1966; (p. 254-265)
Deafness : A Key to Lawson’s Writing Amanda Tink , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 76 no. 2 2017; (p. 141-154)
'Since Henry Lawson became deaf at the age of fourteen six years before he was first published, his experience of impairment and disability profoundly affected both the style and the content of his writing. This is something he was well aware of. In a Fragment of Autobiography he wrote that his deafness was ' a thing which was to cloud my whole life, to drive me into myself, and to be, perhaps, in a great measure responsible for my writing' (Roderick 185) Reading his writing with this in mind, it's clear that he meant not simply that his deafness was the reason he put pen to paper, but that it influenced his word choices, themes, perspectives, and techniques. ' (Introduction)
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Subjects:
  • Bush,
  • Mudgee, Mudgee area, Gulgong - Mudgee - Rylstone area, Central West NSW, New South Wales,
  • Sydney,
  • Country towns,
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