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Issue Details: First known date: 1934... 1934 Out of Such Fires
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Devanny's first novel to be set in Australia, based on her experiences on a remote sheep station in NSW where she worked for several months.

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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)
Modernist Takes on Film in Jean Devanny's First Novels about Australia Nancy L Paxton , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 35 no. 1/2 2009; (p. 150-170)

In this essay, Paxton offers 'a more specifically modernist vantage point on the fiction Devanny wrote about Australia, soon after she moved with her family to Sydney in 1929, by looking more closely at her lesser-known romances, Out of Such Fires (1934) and The Ghost Wife (1935)'. (p 150)

Women in North Queensland Pauline Cahir , 1975 single work essay
— Appears in: Lectures on North Queensland History : Second Series 1975; (p. 97-117)
Discusses the lives of women in North Queensland. Mentions several North Queensland newspapers, as well as a number of novels featuring North Queensland women.
Women in North Queensland Pauline Cahir , 1975 single work essay
— Appears in: Lectures on North Queensland History : Second Series 1975; (p. 97-117)
Discusses the lives of women in North Queensland. Mentions several North Queensland newspapers, as well as a number of novels featuring North Queensland women.
Modernist Takes on Film in Jean Devanny's First Novels about Australia Nancy L Paxton , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 35 no. 1/2 2009; (p. 150-170)

In this essay, Paxton offers 'a more specifically modernist vantage point on the fiction Devanny wrote about Australia, soon after she moved with her family to Sydney in 1929, by looking more closely at her lesser-known romances, Out of Such Fires (1934) and The Ghost Wife (1935)'. (p 150)

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)
Last amended 3 Apr 2004 10:42:39
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  • Bush,
  • New South Wales,
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