Warrior for peace: Dorothy Auchterlonie Green

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Abstract

Dorothy Auchterlonie Green was a teacher, literary critic and poet. Together with her husband, H.M. Green, she is best known for her unstinting work to promote Australian literature. In her later years, she established herself as a defender of the power of the word, using her writing and speeches to expose those structures in our society which misuse language for exploitation and greed. How did this small conservative academic become a warrior for peace? The author traces Dorothy Green's path to political activism, from her childhood and early working years as wartime radio journalist through to the 1980's and her role in the founding of the Australian Association for Armed Neutrality, the Nuclear Disarmament Party and the lobby group, Writers Against Nuclear Arms.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNorth Melbourne, Vic.
PublisherAustralian Scholarly Publishing
ISBN (Print)9781740971478
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Green, Dorothy, 1915---Criticism and interpretation
  • Green, Dorothy, 1915---Political activity
  • Australian literature--History and criticism
  • Critics--Australia--Biography
  • Political activists--Australia--Biography
  • Teachers--Australia--Biography
  • Poets, Australian--20th century--Biography
  • Pacifists--Australia--Biography

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