Virtuoso display

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May 1994, no. 160

Lyrebird Rising: Louise Hanson-Dyer of l’Oiseau-­Lyre, 1884–1962 by Jim Davidson

Melbourne University Publishing, $49.95 hb

Virtuoso display

by
May 1994, no. 160

One of the defining features of recent years in Australian ‘literature’ (as I suppose we must call it), in tandem with a perceived growth in the quantity of fiction and poetry by women, titles reflecting the ethnic diversity of origin in more and more writers, and a growth industry in Aboriginal studies, has been the remarkable increase in sophistication of approach to biography. Perhaps more specifically, cultural biography.

Thomas Shapcott reviews 'Lyrebird Rising: Louise Hanson-Dyer of l’Oiseau-­Lyre, 1884–1962' by Jim Davidson

Lyrebird Rising: Louise Hanson-Dyer of l’Oiseau-­Lyre, 1884–1962

by Jim Davidson

Melbourne University Publishing, $49.95 hb

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