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Hazzard & Harrower: The Letters

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Hazzard & Harrower: The Letters

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SKU: 9781742238180 Categories: , , Product ID: 798799

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Title: Hazzard & Harrower: The Letters
Author: OLUBAS BRIGITTA/WYNDHAM SUSAN (EDS
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 01/05/2024
Imprint: NEW SOUTH WALES UNI PRESS
Price: $40.00
Publishing status: Active

Shirley Hazzard and Elizabeth Harrower met in person for the first time in London in 1972, six years after they began a correspondence that would span four decades. They exchanged letters, cards and telegrams and made occasional phone calls between Harrower’s home in Sydney and Hazzard’s apartments in New York, Naples and Capri. The two women wrote to each other of their daily lives, of impediments to writing, their reading, politics and, in Hazzard’s case, her travels. And they wrote about Hazzard’s mother, for whose care Elizabeth took increasing – and increasingly reluctant – responsibility from the early 1970s (precisely the period when she herself virtually stopped writing).

Edited by Brigitta Olubas, Hazzard’s official biographer, and Susan Wyndham, who interviewed both Hazzard and Harrower, this is an extraordinary account of two literary luminaries, their complex relationship and their times.

‘Two brilliant women at the heart of Australian literary culture in the post-war decades allow us to breathe their thoughts and their world.’ – Geordie Williamson, The Australian

ISBN: 9781742238180
Dimension: 234mm X 153mm
Pages: 384

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Dimensions 234 × 153 mm