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y separately published work icon Trouble : Evolution of a Radical : Selected Writings 1970-2010 selected work   essay   poetry   prose  
  • Author:agent Kate Jennings http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/jennings-kate
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Trouble : Evolution of a Radical : Selected Writings 1970-2010
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'In 1970 Kate Jennings, twenty-one, stunned a Sydney anti-war rally with a pull-no-punches speech that put "women's lib" on the map. Brave, impassioned and searing, the speech set the tone for the idiosyncratic career that was to follow. A few years later, she was on her way to New York, where she would make her name as a writer and enjoy a ringside seat at some of the most confronting events of our time.

'Trouble collects Jennings's best work from the last four decades. With a polemical anger tempered by a keen sense of the absurd and a fiercely independent streak, she writes incisively about politics, morality, finance, feminism and the writing life. She describes America with the keen eye of an outsider and looks back at Australia with an expatriate's frankness.

'Trouble is both an unconventional autobiography and a record of remarkable times. From the protest movements of the 1970s, via Wall Street's heyday and dramatic collapse, to the historic election of Barack Obama, Jennings captures the shifts - seismic and subtle, personal and political - that brought us to where we are now. After four decades, Kate Jennings' work is as exhilarating and impossible to categorise - shocking with the shock of recognition - as the day it was written.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Epigraph: ...how lovely and terrible and lonely is this. Les Murray.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2010 .
      image of person or book cover 45157279667839572.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: v-xi, 319pp.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index.
      • Includes bibliographical references.
      ISBN: 9781863954679 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Margaret Henderson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , September vol. 26 no. 69 2011; (p. 380-382)

— Review of Trouble : Evolution of a Radical : Selected Writings 1970-2010 Kate Jennings , 2010 selected work essay poetry prose
Untitled Helen Nankervis , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Inscribe , Winter no. 4 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Trouble : Evolution of a Radical : Selected Writings 1970-2010 Kate Jennings , 2010 selected work essay poetry prose
Memoirs of a Hard-Won Success Laura Buzo , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 54 no. 11 2010; (p. 24-27)
Death by Silence In the Writers Combat Zone Shelley Gare , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , July-August vol. 54 no. 7/8 2010; (p. 28-37)
Here's Trouble Gay Bilson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 322 2010; (p. 47-48)

— Review of Trouble : Evolution of a Radical : Selected Writings 1970-2010 Kate Jennings , 2010 selected work essay poetry prose
In the House of Actuality of a Life-Long Contrarian Shelley McInnis , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 March 2010; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Trouble : Evolution of a Radical : Selected Writings 1970-2010 Kate Jennings , 2010 selected work essay poetry prose
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 April 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of Reading by Moonlight : How Books Saved a Life Brenda Walker , 2010 single work autobiography ; Trouble : Evolution of a Radical : Selected Writings 1970-2010 Kate Jennings , 2010 selected work essay poetry prose
Feminism's Wit and Passion Still Electrify Sara Dowse , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 April 2010; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Trouble : Evolution of a Radical : Selected Writings 1970-2010 Kate Jennings , 2010 selected work essay poetry prose
Untitled Shirley Stott-Despoja , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , May no. 363 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Trouble : Evolution of a Radical : Selected Writings 1970-2010 Kate Jennings , 2010 selected work essay poetry prose
Wielding Words Like Weapons Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 May 2010; (p. 29)

— Review of Trouble : Evolution of a Radical : Selected Writings 1970-2010 Kate Jennings , 2010 selected work essay poetry prose
Death by Silence In the Writers Combat Zone Shelley Gare , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , July-August vol. 54 no. 7/8 2010; (p. 28-37)
Memoirs of a Hard-Won Success Laura Buzo , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 54 no. 11 2010; (p. 24-27)
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