Idle Talk by Various
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Authors
Various
ISBN
9781921556883
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
 
Dimensions
234 x 153mm
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This volume, edited and with invaluable notes by Alison Hoddinott, comprises Gwen Harwood’s fascinating, unexpurgated letters to Alison and Bill Hoddinott, during four crucial years, from 1960- 1964, a period which can be described as Harwood’s creative floreat. They are also years in which her life-long relationships with A.D. Hope, James McAuley and Vincent Buckley begin, her friendships with Vivian and Sybille Smith and others consolidate, and in which Harwood was briefly notorious for her scandalous Bulletin acrostics and her confounding publication under several male pseudonyms.

Approximately 10 percent of these letters have appeared already, in A Steady Storm of Correspondence (2001), but here we not only have the unedited versions, revealing even more than that volume the complex and not always kind and tactful personality of Harwood (who more than once urges the Hoddinotts to ‘burn these letters’), but numerous others which it might have been felt unwise to publish earlier, and from which not everyone – even Harwood herself – emerges unscathed. The collection is rich in insights not only into Harwood’s mind, working methods, and circle, but also into the literary politics of one of the key periods in modern Australian poetry.
ISBN:
9781921556883
Publication Date:
01 / 12 / 2015
Dimensions:
234 x 153mm

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