Wild Card: An Autobiography 1923 - 1958

Author(s): Dorothy Hewett


Republished for a new generation of readers, this extraordinary autobiography of one of Australia's most celebrated female writers, Dorothy Hewett, traces the personal and political metamorphoses of her first thirty-five years. After university, several failed love affairs, an attempted suicide and a major poetry prize, Dorothy Hewett joined the Australian Communist party in 1945. Four years later she left her husband and moved to Redfern, Sydney with her lover, a boilermaker. Hers was a life of extremes: the pleasures and purgatories of a woman who has tackled everything placed in her path with a searing honesty, energy and intellect.


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General Fields

  • : 9781742583952
  • : UWA Publishing
  • : UWAP
  • : April 2012
  • : 235mm X 155mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : 823.912
  • : en
  • : Paperback
  • : Dorothy Hewett