South of My Days: A Biography of Judith Wright by Veronica Brady

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June 1998, no. 201

South of My Days: A Biography of Judith Wright by Veronica Brady

Angus & Robertson, $45 hb, 586 pp

South of My Days: A Biography of Judith Wright by Veronica Brady

by
June 1998, no. 201

Veronica Brady is a highly respected critic with long and distinguished experience in the academic and literary worlds. She understands as well as anyone, I am sure, the mysterious workings of the imagination – how a feeling, an image or an impression may strike a spark capable of igniting a flame that fuses often contradictory thoughts and experiences into the ‘little room’ of a memorable poem. So it must have been a deliberate, though to my mind regrettable, decision that made her concentrate on Judith Wright’s life as a conservationist and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights almost to the exclusion of everything else – poetry included – in this ample and painstaking biography.

Andrew Riemer reviews 'South of My Days: A Biography of Judith Wright' by Veronica Brady

South of My Days: A Biography of Judith Wright

by Veronica Brady

Angus & Robertson, $45 hb, 586 pp

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