Eleanor Dark

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Dark, Eleanor


Born Aug. 26, 1901, in Sydney. Australian writer.

Dark made her literary debut in the 1930’s. Her works include the psychological novels Slow Dawning (1932), Prelude to Christopher (1933), Return to Coolami (1935), and Sun Across the Sky (1937) and its sequel, Waterway (1938). characterized by plots based on the theme of unsuccessful marriage. In her historical novels. Timeless Land (1941), Storm of Time (1948), and No Barrier (1953). the author condemns the cruelty of the British colonial regime.


Miller, E. M. Australian Literature: A Bibliography. London, 1956.
Green, H. A History of Australian Literature, vol. 2. Sydney, 1961.
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Surveillance and Slander: Eleanor Dark in the 1940s and 1950s.
Conversations with the Land: Environmental Questions and Eleanor Dark.
In what follows, I will be considering the potential for modernist transnational writing in four geographically distinct modernist sites, as found in selected essays and fiction by Virginia Woolf, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Rebecca West, and Eleanor Dark.
In an interesting synchronicity George's son Max became a famous photographer who took a fine portrait of Eleanor Dark in the 1930s.
In this paper I will briefly consider the work of Eleanor Dark and Christina Stead in relation to these ideas.
ELEANOR DARK sits in her fur coat at a small desk working on an old typewriter.
Eleanor Dark (1901-85) was born a hundred years ago on 24 August, and this special focus commemorates that anniversary.
Eleanor Dark wrote the beginning of Waterway in 1936 with her head full of the city on the water.
Eleanor Dark, Sun Across the Sky, London: Collins, 1937 and Waterway, London: Collins, 1938.
In 1974 Drusilla Modjeska, then a newcomer to Australia, went to Katoomba to meet the award-winning author Eleanor Dark.
Cold war politics, combined with economic conservatism, materialism and consumerism in Australia, the loss of her network of writers and different agendas in the literary community made Eleanor Dark feel alienated.
Memory is to the individual what history is to the community, Eleanor Dark says.