Selected Prose of Dorothy Hewett
Dorothy Hewett - a leading Australian literary figure - spent her childhood on a remote wheat and sheep farm in Wickepin, Western Australia. Her adult life, in Perth and Sydney, was involved in the tumult of politics and writing. Best known as a poet and playwright, she worked across genres with great ease, and, in the process, produced outstanding works of prose. Never fazed by her own diversity as a writer, Hewett produced twelve collections of poetry, three novels, an autobiography, thirteen plays, and many articles and short stories. Her impact on Australian writing was recognized when she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to literature in 1986. This collection offers a stunning array of Dorothy Hewett's writings on literature, theatre, and politics. Selected Prose of Dorothy Hewett is both an engaging glimpse into Australian political history and activism, and an enlightening point of access to one of the great women writers.
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