Shirley Hazzard: New Critical Essays

Shirley Hazzard: New Critical Essays

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Shirley Hazzard: New Critical Essays is the first collection of scholarly essays on the work of the acclaimed Australian-born, New York-based author. In the course of the last half century, Hazzard's writing has crossed and re-crossed the terrain of love, war, beauty, politics and ethics. Hazzard's oeuvre effortlessly reflects and represents the author's life and times, encapsulating the prominent feelings, anxieties and questions of the second half of the 20th century. It is these qualities, along with Hazzard's lyrical style that place her among the most noteworthy Australian writers of the 20th century. Hazzard's work has been duly praised and admired by many including the critic Bryan Appleyard who describes her as 'the greatest living writer on goodness and love'. In 2011, novelist Richard Ford observed: 'If there has to be one best writer working in English today it's Shirley Hazzard.'To begin with, she is in the city, on San Biagio dei Librai, the Spaccanapoli, in the ancient centre, looking at the city as it surrounds her. She is not on the shore looking out at the bay, nor even out at sea taking in the architectural outline ofanbsp;...

Title:Shirley Hazzard: New Critical Essays
Author:Brigitta Olubas
Publisher:Sydney University Press - 2014-10-08


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