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Susan Schwartz

Susan Schwartz is a Melbourne reviewer.

Susan Schwartz reviews 'Peninsula' by Dorothy Hewett

April 1994, no. 159 01 April 1994
The image of the woman imprisoned in a tower is recurrent in Dorothy Hewett’s work. In the early poem, ‘Grave Fairytale’, Hewett refashions the figure of Rapunzel to signify the woman poet whose writing depends on isolation and the suppression of her sexuality. This emblem is problematic for, although choosing her own exile, the woman writer is still imprisoned. Images of entrapment – by ... (read more)