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BOBBIN UP (First Edition)

Dorothy Hewett
Australian Book Society Melbourne
1959
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Format: Hardcover in Dustjacket
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First Edition.  This document of urban working-class life in 1950s Australia is also a remarkably well crafted novel, combining the shifting narrative viewpoint pioneered by Modernism with a relentless realist mode. Well before the upsurge of feminism Dorothy Hewetthomed in on embattled female lives. The book abounds with portraits of working women, married and unmarried, middle-aged and young, zestful and tired. These varied existences form the collective hero(ine) of a novel whose social message has lost nothingof its urgency. pp. 204 #0920 (Damaged dustjacket, name blacked out on prelim.)

Dorothy Coade Hewett AM (21 May 1923 – 25 August 2002) was an Australian feminist poetnovelist and playwright. She has been called "one of Australia's best-loved and most respected writers". She was also a member of the Communist Party for a period, though she clashed on many occasions with the party leadership. In recognition of her 20 volumes of published literature, she received the Order of Australia, has a Writer's Walk plaque at Circular Quay, and a street named for her in Canberra. The Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript was established in 2015 by UWA Publishing. She was a recipient of the Christopher Brennan Award.

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