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The Resource My tongue is my own : a life of Gwen Harwood, Ann-Marie Priest

My tongue is my own : a life of Gwen Harwood, Ann-Marie Priest

Label
My tongue is my own : a life of Gwen Harwood
Title
My tongue is my own
Title remainder
a life of Gwen Harwood
Statement of responsibility
Ann-Marie Priest
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A masterful portrait of a major Australian writer, her incandescent poetry and her battles to be heard in a male-dominated literary establishment. The first biography of Gwen Harwood (1920-1995), one of Australia's most significant and distinctive poets. Harwood is renowned for her brilliance, but loved for her humour, rebellion and mischief. A public figure by the end of her life, she was always deeply protective of her privacy, and even now, some twenty-six years after her death, little is known of the experiences that gave rise to her extraordinary poems. This book follows Harwood from her childhood in 1920s Brisbane to her final years in Hobart in the 1990s. It traces how a lively, sardonic and determined young woman built a career in the conservative 1950s, blasting her way into the patriarchal strongholds of Australian poetry. Harwood refused to be bound by convention, 'liberating' herself, to use her word, before women's lib existed. Yet she also struggled for much of her life to combine marriage and motherhood with her creative ambitions. In this sense, she is a twentieth-century everywoman. She is also a unique and powerful presence in Australian literary history, a poet who challenged orthodoxies and spoke in a remarkable range of voices. This illuminating, moving biography reveals a deeply passionate figure both at odds with her time and deeply of it, and reclaims and celebrates this important Australian writer
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Priest, Ann-Marie
Illustrations
photographs
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harwood, Gwen
  • Women poets, Australian
Target audience
adult
Label
My tongue is my own : a life of Gwen Harwood, Ann-Marie Priest
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000071229604
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
416 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760642341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
black and white photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1298515647
Label
My tongue is my own : a life of Gwen Harwood, Ann-Marie Priest
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000071229604
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
416 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760642341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
black and white photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1298515647

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