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Obstetric Realism and Sacred Cows: Women Writers and Book Reviewing in Australia

Harvey, Melinda; Lamond, Julieanne


Book reviews - a means of evaluating works of literature and introducing them to the reading public - have been a feature of settler-colonial Australia since at least 1824 when the first review was published in this country, and women have long had unequal access to them as authors and as reviewers. This chapter provides an overview of some common attitudes to books by women in Australian reviews since the 19th century as well as some key flashpoints in the history of Australian women’s...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Routledge Companion to Australian Literature
DOI: 10.4324/9781003124160-19


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