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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Three Neglected Women Writers of the 1930s : Jean Campbell, 'Capel Boake', and 'Georgia Rivers'
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Campbell, Boake (Doris Kerr) and Rivers (Marjorie Clark) were Melbourne authors, setting their novels in that city. Although neglected these days, they were 'among the earliest pre-war Australian writers to fictionalise an urban environment, ignoring the bush as a theme, and preceeding most of their better known contemporaries in writing about the city' (36-37). 'The literary lives of Kerr, Campbell, and Clark have been under appreciated, but ... a reading of their novels and the milieu they worked in, provides a broader and richer history of women writers in Australia during the 1930s' (37).

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    y separately published work icon The La Trobe Journal no. 83 May 2009 Z1600351 2009 periodical issue 2009 pg. 26-40
    Note: Includes photographic portrait of the three featured authors.
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