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Heather Neilson

Heather Neilson is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of New South Wales. She is a co-editor of the Australian Journal of American Studies.

Heather Neilson review ‘How Simone de Beauvoir Died in Australia: Stories and essays’ by Sylvia Lawson

October 2002, no. 245 01 October 2002
Sylvia Lawson’s How Simone de Beauvoir Died in Australia warrants a second reading to be properly appreciated. The seven pieces in this collection are intricately connected, so that the messages are cumulatively conveyed. The book manifests its author’s ambitious desire to raise the consciousness of her readers. For me, however, the question remains: who is the intended audience? ... (read more)