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‘A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work’ by Bernadette Brennan

2017, 298 p. & notes This book is exactly what the title promises: a study of Helen Garner and her work.  It’s not, and nor does it purport to be, a full biography but is instead a ‘literary portrait’, firmly … Continue reading ?
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