Review

Helen Garner: Diaries from 1995-1998 paint a portrait of a writer in need of space and time

By Christine Kearney
November 26 2021 - 2:00am
Helen Garner, covering familiar ground in surprising new ways. Picture: Darren James

Sex, art, gender and ambition. The love problem. A room of one's own and how to preserve that room when you are married to a fellow writer, a domineering one at that. Volume three of Helen Garner's diaries covers familiar ground, though this is a wilder, bleaker ride than the two volumes which preceded it.

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