Susan Sheridan, The Fiction of Thea Astley. New York, USA: Cambria Press, 2016. ISBN 9781604979329, 186 pages.

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Karen Lamb

Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia (JEASA), Vol.8 No.1, 2017.

 

Book review

 

Karen Lamb

Susan Sheridan, The Fiction of Thea Astley. New York, USA: Cambria Press, 2016. ISBN 9781604979329, 186 pages.

 

Australian novelist Thea Astley became known for her inclination to stare down the good fortune (four Miles Franklin awards) of her literary success during her lifetime with a persistent and self-generating narrative of having been neglected as a writer. It was never true then, and certainly not now. In fact, from this vantage point, over a decade after her death in 2004, critical attention paid to this gifted novelist has possibly reached a high point. 

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