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The Resource Ink in her veins : the troubled life of Aileen Palmer, Sylvia Martin

Ink in her veins : the troubled life of Aileen Palmer, Sylvia Martin

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Ink in her veins : the troubled life of Aileen Palmer
Title
Ink in her veins
Title remainder
the troubled life of Aileen Palmer
Statement of responsibility
Sylvia Martin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Aileen Palmer - poet, translator, political activist, adventurer - was the daughter of two writers prominent in Australian literature in the first half of the twentieth century. Vance and Nettie Palmer were well known as critics, journalists and novelists, and Nettie suspected that their eldest would grow up with 'ink in her veins'. Aileen certainly inherited her parents' talents, publishing poetry, translating the work of Ho Chi Minh, and recording what she referred to as 'semi-fictional bits of egocentric writing'. She also absorbed their interest in leftist politics, joining the Communist Party at university. This, combined with her bravery, led to participation in the Spanish Civil War and the ambulance service in London during World War II. The return to Australia was not easy, and Aileen never successfully reintegrated into civilian life. In Ink in Her Veins Sylvia Martin paints an honest and moving portrait in which we see a talented woman slowly brought down by war, family expectations, and psychiatric illness and the sometimes cruel 'treatments' common in the 20th century."--Back cover
Summary
"Aileen Palmer - poet, translator, political activist, adventurer - was the daughter of two writers prominent in Australian literature in the first half of the twentieth century. Vance and Nettie Palmer were well known as critics, journalists and novelists, and Nettie suspected that their eldest would grow up with 'ink in her veins'. Aileen certainly inherited her parents' talents, publishing poetry, translating the work of Ho Chi Minh, and recording what she referred to as 'semi-fictional bits of egocentric writing'. She also absorbed their interest in leftist politics, joining the Communist Party at university. This, combined with her bravery, led to participation in the Spanish Civil War and the ambulance service in London during World War II. The return to Australia was not easy, and Aileen never successfully reintegrated into civilian life. In Ink in Her Veins Sylvia Martin paints an honest and moving portrait in which we see a talented woman slowly brought down by war, family expectations, and psychiatric illness and the sometimes cruel 'treatments' common in the 20th century."--Back cover
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10523486
Cataloging source
ANL
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1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Sylvia
Dewey number
920.72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Palmer, Aileen
  • Palmer, Aileen
  • Women poets, Australian
  • Women political activists
  • Translators
  • Women communists
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the troubled life of Aileen Palmer
Label
Ink in her veins : the troubled life of Aileen Palmer, Sylvia Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-317) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I A Promising Life -- 1.Two Legacies -- 2.Ink in her Veins -- 3.Emerald -- 4.Caloundra -- 5.The Getting of Wisdom -- 6.Poor Child! -- 7.Young Communist -- 8.Europe in Turmoil -- pt. II A Decade of War -- 9.Barcelona --- No Pasaran! -- 10.Digging Shit -- 11.On the Move -- 12.`Call Aileen' -- 13.Prelude to a New War -- 14.Love in the Blitz -- 15.Calling Aileen Home -- pt. III A Life in Fragments -- 16.Mourning the Past -- 17.In Hospital -- 18.Twentieth Century Pilgrim -- 19.Submerged Resentment -- 20.Psychoanalysis -- 21.Peace Activist and Poet -- 22.Family Discord -- 23.Aileen and Nettie -- 24.World without Strangers? -- 25.No Words
Control code
000056860601
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742588254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)933291056
Label
Ink in her veins : the troubled life of Aileen Palmer, Sylvia Martin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I A Promising Life -- 1.Two Legacies -- 2.Ink in her Veins -- 3.Emerald -- 4.Caloundra -- 5.The Getting of Wisdom -- 6.Poor Child! -- 7.Young Communist -- 8.Europe in Turmoil -- pt. II A Decade of War -- 9.Barcelona --- No Pasaran! -- 10.Digging Shit -- 11.On the Move -- 12.`Call Aileen' -- 13.Prelude to a New War -- 14.Love in the Blitz -- 15.Calling Aileen Home -- pt. III A Life in Fragments -- 16.Mourning the Past -- 17.In Hospital -- 18.Twentieth Century Pilgrim -- 19.Submerged Resentment -- 20.Psychoanalysis -- 21.Peace Activist and Poet -- 22.Family Discord -- 23.Aileen and Nettie -- 24.World without Strangers? -- 25.No Words
Control code
000056860601
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742588254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)933291056

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