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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Fictions of Development : Henry Handel Richardson's The Getting of Wisdom
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Pratt considers the narrative convergence of popular romance and Bildungsroman in The Getting of Wisdom and shows how each genre "structures its narrative meaning through the representation of gender". Pratt argues that Laura's development is not stablized by gender and the resulting narrative, while at times matching romance or Bildungsroman, does not produce a strong structure for either, reflecting Richardson's rejection of those genres as recepticles of her own story.

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  • Includes reference to the influence of The Fisher Lass by Bjornstjerne Bjornsonon on Henry Handel Richardson.

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    y separately published work icon Antipodes vol. 9 no. 1 June 1995 Z590889 1995 periodical issue 1995 pg. 3-9
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    y separately published work icon The AustLit Anthology of Criticism Leigh Dale , Linda Hale , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2010 Z1679436 2010 anthology criticism The articles collected here have been selected with non-specialist readers in mind and aim to provide insights and valuable understandings into the works of important Australian writers. Upper secondary and lower tertiary students and general readers will find these articles useful for the study of leading Australian writers whether that is happening in years 11 and 12; first, second and third year university courses; or reading groups. St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2010 pg. 57
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