My Brilliant Career: Stella Maria Miles Franklin

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Introduction Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, known as Miles Franklin (14 October 1879 – 19 September 1954) was an Australian writer and ladies' extremist who is best known for her novel My Brilliant Career, autonomously distributed in 1901. While she made for the length of time out of her life, her other major imaginative accomplishment, All That Swagger, was not appropriated until 1936. She was focused on the advancement of an exceptionally Australian type of writing, and she effectively sought after this objective by supporting scholars, abstract diaries, and essayists' associations. She has had a durable effect on Australian abstract life through her gift of a noteworthy yearly prize for writing about "Australian Life in any of its phases",…show more content…
It was published in 1901 with the support of Australian writer, Henry Lawson. After its publication, Franklin tried a career in nursing, and then as a housemaid in Sydney and Melbourne. Whilst doing this she contributed pieces to The Daily Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald under the pseudonyms "An Old Bachelor" and "Vernacular." During this period she wrote My Career Goes Bung in which Sybylla encounters the Sydney literary set, but it was not released to the public until…show more content…
The writer of the novel Miles Franklin (1879—1954) by name was one of the most famous woman writers in Australia, and her maiden work caused a great sensation throughout the Australian literary circles since its publication in 1901. The founder of Australian realism Henry Lawson wrote Preface to the book and sang high praise of the novel, “the descriptions of bush life and scenery came startlingly, painfully real to me, and I know that, as far as they are concerned, the book is true to Australia--- the truest I ever read”. The novel was acclaimed as “the first Australian novel” by A•G• Stephenson. In Toward a Feminist Poetics American feminist critic Elaine Showalter traces the history of women's literature, suggesting that it can be divided into three phases: Feminine, Feminist and Female. In the Feminine phase (1840–1880), “women wrote in an effort to equal the intellectual achievements of the male culture, and internalized its assumptions about female nature”. Women writers tended to imatate the literature of patriarchy and write under a male pseudonym. The Feminist phase (1880–1920) was characterized by women’s writing that protested against male standards and values, and advocated women’s

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