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dc.contributor.authorWyndham, Marivic
dc.description.abstractEleanor Dark (1901-1985) is one of Australia's most celebrated writers of the inter-war years. Born with the twentieth century - a Federation baby - she published ten novels, amongst them one of the best loved Australian stories of all time, The Timeless Land. Her life spanned successive global crises - two world wars, the economic depression of the 1930s, the Cold War - each issuing its own challenges to the artist and the people's writer she thought herself to be. By far the most privileged writer of her generation, her ultimate challenge was a personal one: to unlock the gates of her world-proof life to a society and a world in crisis. The first cross-cultural biography of this famous Australian writer, Marivic Wyndham's rich and controversial portrait of Eleanor Dark is based on extensive research of the author's public and private lives.
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dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::B Biography & True Stories::BG Biography: general::BGL Biography: literary
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJM Australasian & Pacific history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::F Fiction & related items::FV Historical fiction
dc.subject.otherBiography of celebrated Australian woman writer
dc.subject.otherTwentieth century Australian novelist
dc.subject.otherFamily & social history
dc.subject.otherPublic & private life
dc.subject.otherMarriage & relationships
dc.subject.otherTwentieth century Australian history
dc.title‘A world-proof life’

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