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Issue Details: First known date: 1976... 1976 Eleanor Dark
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A Literary Visit to the USA : A Memoir Laurie Hergenhan , 2012 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 26 no. 1 2012; (p. 74-78)
Biopolitics and Eleanor Dark's Prelude to Christopher Anne Maxwell , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , June vol. 26 no. 2 2011; (p. 76-90)
'In 1934 Miles Franklin described Eleanor Dark's second novel, Prelude to Christopher, as 'a terribly beautiful piece of work' (128). One of Dark's earliest critics, Franklin attributed the book's strength to the author's deft handling of a tragic theme and 'the urge to speak the naked truth' (125). Later critics emphasised the book's experimental style, especially its skilled handling o the multiple viewpoints, flashbacks and interior monologues associated with high modernism. By contrast, recent critics have focused on the novel's subject matter and Dark's engagement with the biopolitical norms that manifested in eugenics. This essay pursues that focus. It aims to flesh out the ways in which Dark's novel registers the potential impact of eugenics on liberal conceptions of freedom and to explore some of the ways in which it attempts to reclaim that freedom...(' From author's introduction p. 76)
Untitled Cecil Hadgraft , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 9 no. 4 1980; (p. 561-564)

— Review of Eleanor Dark A. Grove Day , 1976 single work criticism biography ; Frank Dalby Davison Louise E. Rorabacher , 1979 single work biography criticism
Untitled L. S. Fallis , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Summer vol. 51 no. 3 1977; (p. 503)

— Review of Eleanor Dark A. Grove Day , 1976 single work criticism biography
A Pioneer in Modernist Technique Dymphna Cusack , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 June 1977; (p. 16)

— Review of Eleanor Dark A. Grove Day , 1976 single work criticism biography
A Pioneer in Modernist Technique Dymphna Cusack , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 June 1977; (p. 16)

— Review of Eleanor Dark A. Grove Day , 1976 single work criticism biography
Untitled L. S. Fallis , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Summer vol. 51 no. 3 1977; (p. 503)

— Review of Eleanor Dark A. Grove Day , 1976 single work criticism biography
Untitled Cecil Hadgraft , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 9 no. 4 1980; (p. 561-564)

— Review of Eleanor Dark A. Grove Day , 1976 single work criticism biography ; Frank Dalby Davison Louise E. Rorabacher , 1979 single work biography criticism
Biopolitics and Eleanor Dark's Prelude to Christopher Anne Maxwell , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , June vol. 26 no. 2 2011; (p. 76-90)
'In 1934 Miles Franklin described Eleanor Dark's second novel, Prelude to Christopher, as 'a terribly beautiful piece of work' (128). One of Dark's earliest critics, Franklin attributed the book's strength to the author's deft handling of a tragic theme and 'the urge to speak the naked truth' (125). Later critics emphasised the book's experimental style, especially its skilled handling o the multiple viewpoints, flashbacks and interior monologues associated with high modernism. By contrast, recent critics have focused on the novel's subject matter and Dark's engagement with the biopolitical norms that manifested in eugenics. This essay pursues that focus. It aims to flesh out the ways in which Dark's novel registers the potential impact of eugenics on liberal conceptions of freedom and to explore some of the ways in which it attempts to reclaim that freedom...(' From author's introduction p. 76)
A Literary Visit to the USA : A Memoir Laurie Hergenhan , 2012 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 26 no. 1 2012; (p. 74-78)
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