Dorothy Driver

Dorothy Driver reviews 'Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home' by Sisonke Msimang

Dorothy Driver
26 July 2018

The name Sisonke Msimang may be familiar because of her reported claim in 2015 that Australia was ‘more racist’ than South Africa was during the apartheid era. What she in fact critici More

Dorothy Driver reviews 'Outsiders: Five women writers who changed the world' by Lyndall Gordon

Dorothy Driver
24 April 2018

In 1787, at a time when literary culture was shifting from private patronage and coterie circulation into a new professionalism, the London publisher, bookseller, and journal editor Joseph More

Dorothy Driver reviews 'Divided Lives' by Lyndall Gordon

Dorothy Driver
16 December 2014

Two thirds of the way into Lyndall Gordon’s part memoir, part maternal biography, there is an episode of profound risk to the self. At the age of twenty-four, having recently moved from Cape Town to New York, Gordon is being treated for post-partum depression. This is 1966. Electro-convulsive therapy seems not to have helped, and her psychiatrist is urging longer- ... More