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    My Tongue Is My Own
    My Tongue Is My Own
    A Life of Gwen Harwood
    The first biography of one of Australia's most significant and distinctive poets Harwood is renowned for her brilliance, but loved for her humour, rebellion and mischief. A public figure by the end of her life, she was always fiercely protective of her privacy, and until now, little has been known of the experiences that gave rise to her extraordinary poems. This book follows Harwood from her childhood in 1920s Brisbane to her final years in Hobart in the 1990s. It traces how a lively, sardonic and determined young woman built a career in the conservative 1950s, blasting her way into the patriarchal strongholds of Australian poetry. Harwood refused to be bound by convention, 'liberating' herself, to use her word, before women's lib existed. Yet she also struggled for much of her life to reconcile marriage and motherhood with her creative ambitions. In this sense, she is a twentieth-century everywoman. She is also a unique and powerful presence in Australian literary history, a poet who challenged orthodoxies and spoke in a remarkable range of voices.
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    Book Author
    Ann-Marie Priest
    Genre Biography & Autobiography
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (HARDBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781741363173
    Publisher
    Black Inc. Publishing
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    25-May-2022

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